Commenting Guidelines

Tips for commenting on other people’s blog posts in a meaningful way:

  • Share an Example – built upon the blog post with an example that illustrates what the blogger is saying.
  • Add a Point – if there’s a point the blogger has missed, politely suggest it.
  • Disagree – you may not want to do this on every comment you leave but courteously disagreeing and then adding constructive reasons why can make a good impression.
  • Ask a Question – I’ve long noticed that those who ask good questions often become the centre of conversations in comments.
  • Suggest Helpful Links – if you’re going to add a link make sure it is of high relevancy and value
  • Take it a step further – blogging about the post you commented on.

What to Avoid When Leaving Comments on Other Blogs:

  • One or Two word Comments – it’s ok to show some appreciation and say ‘great post’ – but more useful is for you to tell them WHY you think it’s a great post. Add some value.
  • Not Reading Posts Before Commenting – this is pretty self explanatory. I would also advise reading through other comments already left!
  • Personal Attack – not good form. If you disagree, be constructive
  • Not adding value to the Comments – Don’t waste the writer or other reader’s time by commenting just for the sake of commenting. Say something of interest.

 

Source:

Darren Rowse. 2013. ProBlogger. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.problogger.net/the-ultimate-guide-to-leaving-comments-on-blogs/. [Accessed 22 November 2016].

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