As of today, I have written 1466 blog articles, 1000+ webpages, and produced 95 videos. That also means I get a lot of comments on a daily basis...
About 50 comments per day.
And although in my early years I did respond to comments, I just don't have time to do so anymore as I have produced more content which resulted in even more comments.
After all, I work a full-time job which entails 10 hour days followed by a few more hours of responding to emails and phone calls from patients. Even when not "working," still more time is spent with work-related activities including administrative duties for the practice as well as hospital as well as keeping up with over 11 medical journals:
- Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
- Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
- Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
- Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
- International Journal of Otolaryngology
- International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
- JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
- Journal of Voice
- Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
- Otology & Neurotology
And than there are all the professional committee meetings I have to attend/participate in.
And when I'm not "working," I have two young children who I would rather spend time with.
After all that, when I do have some free time left over to devote to online social media, I rather spend the time creating new content rather than responding to old content. However, I do use comments as a source of ideas for writing even more new content.
Indeed, this blog article is in response to a comment criticizing the fact that I don't respond to comments.