How to Write Great Blog Comment

How to Write Great Blog Comment

Comment writing is something of the new art form, and as many people who get comments will tell you, some are great and some are terrible. In fact, here i gave you some rules to write comment.

Rule 1 — Determine Your Motivation

People have different reasons for writing the blog comments. What is yours? Are you trying to get attention of an significant blogger? Drive traffic to the own blog? Establish yourself as an expert on the topic? Do you appreciate person’s work and want to say thank you or brighten his or her day? Do you disagree so strongly with the what you are viewing or reading that you simply cannot let it stand without the refutation? Sometimes, understanding the motivation will help you to decide what kind of comment to write.

Rule 2 — Provide Context

I know as you are writing your comment ‘you’ know what you are responding to maybe it is the article or video or maybe it is someone else’s comment, but when people come to page later and read the comments, it is not always immediately clear what you are talking about. It is most important to provide context when there are the lot of comments. If comments are coming in really fast, for ex, yours can get separated from comment to which you are responding.

How to Write Great Blog Comment

For example, instead of just starting out ‘Humidity is important too!’ it is helpful if you start with the some context like ‘User Squiggly1234 has a point about the chocolate storage temperature, but has missed 1 important variable’ and then go on to talk about humidity. That way other commenters would not be confused as to why you started talking about bad hair weather on a post about chocolate.

Rule 3 — Be Respectful

I should not have to tell you this, but comments that start out ‘You are an idiot,’ are tied with vulgarity, or are just plain disrespectful, undermine authority of the argument. Nobody gives much credibility to an horrible troll. So aside from pleasure you get from annoying people, you are wasting your time writing such comments. Always remember there is the real person reading your comment. It is easy to be mean while beating behind the ambiguity of the Web, but you should not say anything you would not say in person.

Rule 4 — Make a Point

Sure, most bloggers will lap up short comments like ‘Wonderful’ ‘I love it’ and ‘Thank you,’ and if all you want to do is express gratitude or brighten their day, comments like that are fine, but you will make the more lasting impression and more meaningful contribution to conversation if you say a bit more. Why is it wonderful? Why did you love it? It is even more important to make the point when you disagree. It is a waste of time to just write ‘You are wrong,’ or a longer rating equivalent. Make sure you include reason you disagree. It is easier than you think to avoid making the point. Consider the comment ‘You are spreading lies by saying an ideal temperature for chocolate storage is 28 degrees. At that temperature, the chocolate will go bad. ‘Really, all you have said is ‘You are wrong.’ You need to say ‘why’ the temperature is wrong. Say what temperature is better and why. Maybe say where you get your information. Is it based on your experience, the recommendations of Chocolate Storage Association, or
just your own wild guess? Make a point.

Rule 5 — Know What You are Talking About

When I read comments I am always amazed by how many people admit they have no idea what they are talking about and then go on to make recommendations, suppositions, or write long rambling analyses based on nothing more than the pure guess. I swear I have read comments like ‘I have never worked with chocolate before, but I think 29 degrees would be better than 28 degrees.’ That kind of comment is not way to get positive attention from an powerful blogger or establish yourself as an expert. If you have the question the author did not answer about why 28 degrees is best, it is fine to ask; but when you are commenting about something that is based in facts, you are not adding anything useful when you write comments based on your instinct. You are not under orders to comment on everything you read. Save your time for commenting about things where you can actually say something useful.

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