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Responsible Effective Blogging

Postby DTConsult » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:18 pm

Placing comments on blogs can be effective in terms of directing folks to your own blog or website. As it is a privilege to be able to blog for business, it is prudent to be respectful and helpful to the blog and its readers. Also, it is important to find topics/posts where you really care about joining the conversation.

Here are a few guidelines to use when commenting on the blogs of others, especially those in your field:

a. If you are new to blog commenting (newbie), do not hold back from commenting, even if you think you do not know enough to comment intelligently. Go with your gut impressions or instincts if you think your spontaneous opinion is not an informed one.

b. Let the blog author know what you appreciated about their posting(s). Perhaps give reasons why you agree or disagree with something. You could let them know why you believe the topic is important in your blog comment.

c. If you are going to disagree, first check to see if someone else has already done so from your perspective. If you need to criticize, do so in a respectful manner. Do not comment in a caustic way or you will only invite a hostile retort on your own blog. You can disagree with an idea or opinion without attacking the person who holds it.

d. Let the blog owner know a topic for which you would like to see more posts.

e. Contribute something that would benefit readers. Perhaps you can help others benefit from your experiences. Perhaps you can inspire readers in some way. Do not be afraid to reveal something about yourself that lets readers know more about who you are. It is not just about blogging for business. Blogging is supposed to be like enjoyable conversation.

f. Create a profile on your own blog(s). When you set up a profile, you bring a human quality to your blog. When you post anonymously or without a name, you lose so much potential to have folks participate in your blog’s conversation.

Happy blogging, friends!

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Postby MommyEnterprises » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:18 pm

Thanks for sharing!
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Postby annalaurabrown » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:15 am

as a blogger, I very much appreciate this article. I love getting comments and especially useful and interesting ones.
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