COMM 4333: TOW #2 Blog Comments

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Blog comments are what makes a blog what it is. Though websites and blogs are similar, unlike a website, blog’s request feedback and are usually writing to a particular audience. Comments are important to a blog because they offer the writer an opportunity to hear back from their audience, whether that be good or bad. Blogs are used as a way to communicate with other people and comments keep the communication moving forward.

I don’t usually comment on blogs unless I feel the need to. I’d much rather sit back and be an observer, than always saying something. Nevertheless, there are several occasions where a comment is needed, and the more comments you leave on other people’s pages, the more people will come to your website. Leaving comments is the best way to interact with other people and gain some new followers. You can’t expect to have people following your blog if they don’t know who you are. So don’t be afraid to interact in conversations with others via blog comments.

It’s important as a blogger to maintain good etiquette when commenting on other blogs. For instance, you shouldn’t comment on someone’s blog and leave a rude response to a post. When writing a comment, you should pretend whatever you are saying is being said to that person, face-to-face. Sometimes we get so distracted in the world of social media that we forget about using manners. I like to use Thumper’s Rule from the movie, Bambi, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Before you leave a comment, make sure you think twice. Just like being careful of what comes out of our mouths, we should be careful of what our little fingers type. Always be respectful when leaving a comment because you never know what you say that could touch someone’s life.

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One response »

  1. Just because social provides a certain level of anonymity; it is always a good rule of thumb not to write anything you wouldn’t say to someone’s face. I would also add, if you want comments you have to take the time to establish a relationship with other bloggers. It can’t always be tit for tat, especially if you go to a lot of other blogs, but as long as you can reciprocate, it invites engagement.

    Sounds like you have a good start, best of luck in your journey.

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