First, privacy is an issue. Approve email response. Next, proper netiquette to approve comments. Respond in a message. So, send private written text in response.
Approve Then Email A Response For Comments
A persons personal opinion is not always appropriate for the public internet. Bloggers have readers to think about. And so, if a blogger response to a comment is too personal. Also, inappropriate for some other reason.
Then, an email response will suffice. Given, engages the reader without alienating. In addition, giving them too much personal information.
Approve Good Comments
Good comments do not always deserve a public response. Supportive comments look fake if the content creator replies with more supportive comments.Disparaging comments may be out of line, but true.
These are examples of comments an author should not respond to publicly because a response would detract from the original content. In these instances it is good netiquette to approve the comment if it adds value.Reply to the issue with an email to preserve the integrity of the content.
Approve Then Email Netiquette
It is proper netiquette to approve comments and respond in email if a public response is not appropriate.