“Like most bloggers, I want to be heard. One way to do this is to post comments on others’ blogs.
Let me differentiate between posting comments on others’ blogs and spamming others’ blogs with inane comments. The latter is easy enough to do and done quite frequently. It is done by clicking on a Comments button then typing mindlessly. It adds nothing to the conversation, and collectively, these ambiguous or off color rants do nothing more than chew up precious Internet bandwidth. I have been guilty of this in the past and I have repented.
Conversely, the former are thoughtful and relevant. At their best, they extend the conversation and engage others. These are worthy objectives on which to focus.”
There are others who have devoted a whole blog to their comment conversations, like Fred.
Personally, I just comment on other blogs because I want to. I truly enjoy the online communities in which I participate. As someone who likes to write, there is a bit of a release in commenting for me, because I can simply join in a conversation instead of writing an entire post of my own about it. It usually turns out to be a bigger effort for me not to hog too much of their blog space with an overly long comment! (Like I did here, sorry Lisa!)
I’ll offer you some samples from my last week’s visits in Blogsville, for those of you who for some unimaginable reason may not have gotten your fill of me here! Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i: let’s go visiting. Jump into the comment fields with me, and let’s talk story.
Team Synergy at John’s Success Begins Today
What if you ask Why? at Todd’s Business Thoughts
What other people know at Hanna’s Making a Difference
Great product experiences at Troy’s Orbit Strategies
What’s your ministry? At Chris’s Alchemy of Soulful Work
Visitor logs: Goldmines for you at Wayne’s Blog Business World
Management Trends? at Lisa’s Management Craft
Somewhat related post: Why Talking Story?
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