Blogging is about reading, thinking, and responding.
For a blogger, getting a comment can be like receiving a little bouquet in your mailbox: a treat for the senses. We brainstormed, discussed, and determined that the points below are important to keep in mind when commenting on our blogs.
Make your comment worth reading.
Start a conversation.
Be positive, interested, and encouraging.
If you disagree, don’t be rude about it; give constructive (helpful) feedback.
Connect with the post. Keep your comment on topic and make sense. Say something about the original post.
Avoid texting shortcuts like u for you and l8r for later, and only use one emoticon if you need to.
Sometimes add a question at the end to keep the conversation going.
Re-read your comment before you hit submit–think before you send!
No “Hi! Visit my blog! Bye!” comments. Be thoughtful.