How Much Time Should You Allow For Acknowledging Comments?

I’ve been at it for the last 6 hours

I feel so honored and privileged when I get a comment on one of my stories. That means someone read it. Right? Or, at least skimmed through it enough to comment.

A chimpanzee quickly scrolling through a book as if reading
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When I get a comment I like to comment on that comment. That leads me to read other writers’ stories and then comment…