Blog Behavior

WHEN MAKING A COMMENT

Follow these guidelines when leaving a comment on a post:

1. Keep it positive

The Internet has plenty of negative comments, don’t you think?

2. Make the connection

Let the blogger know how you connected with the post.

3. Disagree agreeably

Being positive doesn’t mean always agreeing.  It’s okay to disagree with a blogger.  Share why you disagree without being ugly.

4. Get clarification

You may not understand a blogger’s point of view, or you might need more information.  Keep the conversation going by asking questions.

5. Keep it simple but thorough

Give solid feedback.  Short responses (e.g., “I loved your post”, “I agree”, “Awesome job!”) do not create conversation.  You do not have to write a novel, but give enough feedback to make reading your comment worthwhile.

6. Proofread your comment

Your comment will lose value to the reader if it is peppered with typos and errors in grammar.  Take the extra effort to revise and edit your comments.

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