Have you ever read a post on a blog, and wanted to make a comment, but were afraid to? Words like… Leave a Reply, Name, E-mail, Website, and Comment seemed scary! Commenting on a blog can be a fun thing to do, and it inspires, the person who wrote the post. There is nothing like going to your blog control panel / dash-board, and seeing someone put the time and effort into making a comment on something you have written.
If you see a topic on a blog that intrigues you, write down some trial comment-lines, on a piece of paper, and see what you come up with. Sometimes a comment congeals quickly, and sometimes you have to approach it a few different ways, before it starts to look like something, and sound good. Writing a Post is just like writing a comment, just longer. Sometimes it goes quickly, and sometimes I have to labor over it. To read more click
Filling in.. (LEAVE a REPLY)..Now Let’s look at the three areas you have to address before making a comment.
NAME* is the first. You can give your “real name”. I use Fred Gonsowski, since I have my own web site. Before I had a site, I could have used Fred Gonsowski, or if I wanted to be more anonymous, I could have been Fred, Fred from New York State, or even “The Artist-Gardener”. How you want to be listed is up to you.
E-Mail* …you must enter your E-mail address. This is a safety issue, in a way. The blog “owner” knows where the comment came from. The E-mail address of the commenter is never displayed, or should NOT be given out or sold. But, if you are afraid to give it out, think about all those UNWANTED advertisements that you NOW get, from stores where you bought something from, and gave your E-mail address to. Blogs don’t solicit!
WEBSITE* …If you don’t have your own site leave this spot BLANK. If you have a site FILL it IN. This will notify the site host to direct people toward your site if a person clicks on your name. If you are on a Word Press site, like mine, a person WHO HAS their own site and comments, name appears in GREEN. If the person does NOT have a site, their name appears in BLACK. Some blogs display commenters names differently, from the way that I have just mentioned, so click on their names, and see what happens.
COMMENTING* ..When commenting on a blog you can (1) comment on the subject posted. (2) You can comment on other people’s opinions, on the subject. (3) You can comment DIRECTLY to someone who made a comment (a mini conversation). (4) You can ALSO add something extra to the post. JUST BE NICE! Try to refrain from foul language, and remember, your comment is being sent out across the country, and around the world. If you read an OLD post, and the comment area is now CLOSED, it is OK to comment on it, on the newest post. List the title of the OLD POST, and date. Your comment might inspire someone to go back, and read the article. (Posts on blogs are not like bread, They don’t get stale!) Bloggers LOVE to see people are exploring different parts of their site.
Posts written by the blog owner are MOST LIKELY, the first attraction to a site. If you repetitively post comments, that are interesting, people will look for your name, and want to read your opinion on different subjects. You will have your own following, but without all the extra work of running a blog.
Blogs seem to handle comments TWO different ways. Some sites, like mine, at this time, INSTANTLY accept and post your comment, about a minute after you click “POST COMMENT”, if your name and E-mail address are filled in. Others want to look over your comment, made to the site, AT LEAST the first time, then they will post your comment. That is called Comment Moderation. Some people who have blogs use this feature, so they can Welcome a new commenter.
Now you know a little about making a comment on a blog. So, I say “Go out there, and comment up a storm“! If you find commenting addictive, start your own blog, as I did.