Blogging 101: Be a Good Neighbour
Today’s assignment: leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.
Done, done, done and done.
This was easy as I just completed my first Cee’s fun challenge and visited some new-to-me wonderful blogs, some of which I commented on. I also commented on a couple of the blogs I was already following – blogs on which I have never commented. The one thing I always have to remember to do, however (on WordPress blogs) is to remember to check the little box to get email notifications for additional comments for that blog post so I can see if anyone replies to me (I just have to know!), otherwise I would have to remember to go back to the blog post and look, and there is no way I will remember that. There is too much in my brain, and no room on my many calendar notes and to do lists to add that to!
We are also given some tips about commenting:
Try to avoid comments that simply say “Great post!” or “Thanks!” — make an effort to add to the discussion. – Ok, guilty as charged of this, although I do try to think of more to say.
Be specific about why you enjoyed the post. See above. I am guessing that if all I say is “Great post”, it’s probably doesn’t count as being “specific”. How about “great post about that thing you posted about”?
Ask a relevant question. Ah, a RELEVANT question. That explains it…
Respectfully offer a counterpoint. (And because it can’t be overstated: respectfully.) Yeah – maybe once I get to know you…
Share a related experience. Or make one up? 🙂
Be concise. If your comment ends up being more than two paragraphs, consider writing a post of your own and letting the blogger know they inspired it. But longer than “Great post”, right?
Don’t leave a plug that simply links to your blog — your name links back to your blog anyway. Plug my blog? I never thought of that…
Ok, that was just me being my silly, always question everything self. But, I pledge to work on my commenting skills more this year, so beware and expect something more from me than “great post”!
In the meantime, here is my picture of the day – finally…gas prices below a dollar in our neck of the woods. And just so’s you knows, that is $0.99.9 per litre in Canadian dollars…and litres (note the Canadian spelling…) Also known as gas under a loonie!