How are the comments made by Brad and Abby the same? How are they different? Which comment(s) would lead on to further conversation between Brad or Abby and the owner of the blog?
Both Brad and Abby really enjoy getting comments! They want their comments to be nice so they can approve them. They are different because Abby doesn’t mind critisim unless it is in a mean way whereas Brad doesn’t not like getting corrected at all!
How can you write a great post so lots of people leave comments? Write a post you think will invite a lot of comments.
A post which might give you a few more comments is one with a open-ended question! A post which expresses your point of view and asks for the readers. Another post which might attract visitors is one which has a game, a poll or a video because the first thing I recognise on a blog is whether it has something interactive I can do. It makes you want to read the rest of the post.
When someone leaves a comment, are you leaving an answer for them in your comment area, are you visiting their blog to leave a comment or are you sending an email to them if they left their email address? Which of these three do you think carries the conversation on about the topic in your blog? Why?
On my blog I get a lot of comments from USA so I get a lot of questions about Australia. I try to answer some of the questions but sometimes I don’t. I normally go to their blog if they’ve left one or reply on my blog if they haven’t. I alos reply on my blog if I am a bit busy so it’s sometimes a good idea to reeturn to where you left the comment to see if I’ve answered your questions or even to just see if I’ve replied.
1. Write a post or even a page about commenting on your blog. What sort of comments will you accept? Do you have to leave a name with a URL? Are your comments moderated? Explain what this means. Will you accept critical comments about your spelling and grammar etc?
It’s great to get comments! It’s really exciting! I accept most comments I get on my blog but I wouldn’t accept ones which are asking for personal information or wanting to meet me, bullying comments, ones which are talking in inappropriate language, shop sellers things and comments in code!
It’s good if they leave a name and URL especially if you ask questions because if you give a URL I can comment back and know they’ll get. Because if I only comment back on my blog you might not return so you don’t get my comment and answer. It is also good to know who you are talking to so it’s nice to have your name but make sure you don’t put your surname!
I accept critical comments about my spelling because if you tell me then I can fix it straight away but if you don’t tell me than I’ll never know so everyone will see that I’ve made a mistake instead of only a couple of people. Sometimes it’s also nice to get comments on my stories and that stuff telling me what I could do to make it better. I call it positive criticism!