The 5 Rules of Commenting (BLW Contributor)

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Canary in the coalmine

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In an effort to curb the trend of removing comments from blogs, here are a few tips on comment leaving to share with your readers.

I know that you all are busy and deterred from commenting because of:

  • Multiple mediums. If you just posted a twitter feed, a Facebook update, and responded to some texts to organize the evening outings or after-school events, you certainly don’t have the time to read an entire blog (or news article *ahem*), let alone the time to formulate a thoughtful response.
  • Fear. We’ve all heard all the horror stories about employees getting fired for posting negative statements about their job or customers. Or of those people that get caught up in a tit-for-tat argument that goes viral and ends up following you for the rest of your internet ‘life’. In fact, we teach our kids now the maxim that “when it’s on the internet…

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3 comments on “The 5 Rules of Commenting (BLW Contributor)

  1. Hello,, I am posting not in fear.. well at least a hello won’t get me in a trouble,, but I do agree with you on this,, you never know what may be held against you..

  2. tcriggs says:

    Yes. lol. It’s like playing chess… you have to be 3 moves ahead when you write. Thanks for braving the shark infested waters. 🙂

  3. tcriggs says:

    Also, thanks BLW for reblogging this! 🙂 You all are awesome.

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