Last month, I introduced a new category to this site – “Blogging tips”. These monthly installments are meant to serve as a brainstorming session so that we can all optimize our experience and maximize our enjoyment here in the blogosphere.
For an intro post, and the first question, feel free to head back here.
Below, you can find a comprehensive summary of last month’s answers, and a new question for you to answer at the bottom.
What makes you comment on other people’s posts?
- an interesting subject
- a thought-provoking post
- a post a reader relates to
- a post with which a reader agrees
- a post that allows the reader to see things from a new perspective
- a post from which a reader learns something new
- a post that moves the reader/ makes them laugh
- questions posed in the post
- desire to share one’s personal experience and opinions on the topic
- desire to appreciate the work put into the post
- having an interesting tidbit or an explanation to share
- a consistently empty comment section
- relationship with the author/ knowing that they will appreciate the comment
- wanting to support a blogging friend
- a desire to leave a proper feedback, specifying what spoke to the reader and why
- having something to say on the topic
- a catchy title
- wanting to initiate a relationship with the author
- being bored
- not being clear about the contents of the post and wanting to clarify
P.S. I also asked a follow up question, which I think might be beneficial for you to find out about.
Q: When do you refrain from commenting?
A: when the topic is sensitive
A: when the topic is not interesting
A: when a comment can hurt the author of the post
A: when there is history of the author replying with a generic answer to the comments and not engaging
A: when there is history of the author not replying at all
A: when there is not much to say/ the reader does not have anything to contribute, or cannot find the right words
A: when the post is bitter and negative
A: when the post is filled with specific and strong opinions, and the reader does not want to start a battle that will lead nowhere
A: when the post is plagiarized
A: when the reader does not relate to the post
A: when the post is informational, instead of personal
A: when the reader does not think the post was well done
A: when the post leaves a bad taste in the reader’s mouth
A: when there is belief that the comment will be misunderstood/ twisted
A: when the reader does not have much time
A: when a reader is forced to log in/ filled out a form in order to leave a comment
How do you promote your blog?/ What do you do to get others read your posts?
(It is a 2-in1 question. Or 2 for the price of 1.)
A huge THANK YOU to those who participated last month. You are making this blogging world a better place. Please consider contributing this time around, too.
To make things even more exciting, please feel free to go through my Contact page and share with me what YOU would like investigated and answered by the Community next month.
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