23rd Day

Tips For a Great Comment

I’ve just found everything I could ever need to write this post on Thoughts on Being a Great Blog Commenter

by Kirsty A. Dyer, so I will just write down what I’ve kept in mind about this subject.

1. We must keep focused on the post subject.

2. We must be polite and, even better, sound friendly – I don’t mean too familiar.

3. We should add some useful content to enhance the conversation.

4. Concision and clarity of thought are welcome.

5. Always link to the sources if we quote someone or recommend a site. (I can’t do this properly yet, I spent too much time searching for my sources).

6. Usually, comments stay online, they stand for each of us, they represent us.

7. And, finally, through comments, a true relationship may develop and grow into real friendship.

22nd Day

Highlighting Comments
I’ll choose a comment from Michele Martin that turned out to be  important to me as it made me realize how essential it is, when writing a post, to keep faithful to the original thought of another person we are referring to.
In fact, the “Newbie Guide to the Bamboo Project” shows to the reader what a comment really is, how he must do technically to insert his comment in the post, and how valuable comments are to the blogger.
When reading this instructions, any reader will feel welcomed and encouraged to comment; and, furthermore, he will feel safe, too, as the “ethic atmosphere” of the conversations to be engaged in this blog is set up both clearly and friendly.
What I really meant was …”- wrote Michele in her comment, thus having to clarify any misunderstanding of her own – yet clearly expressed – idea. I also realized, then, how words’ connotations may be “stronger” than their literal meanings thus eventually leading the reader to different interpretations.