I Heard It From The PR Girl

Week 3: Why Comment?

Posted in Topic of the Week by laurynwilliams on January 27, 2010

Topic:  Why are comments such an integral part of blogs? What advice would you offer on writing effective blog comments?

Social media sites are meant to be social as implied in the name. If you create a Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or blog account and do not add friends, follow others, link to others, and leave comments then what is the point? You have to be social!

Other than the social aspect of commenting on others’ blogs, comments can be used to provide advice and create networking. This is a great way to show a professional in your desired line of work that you are interested in what they have to say, their work, and their business. You may also want to comment on other up and coming professionals, such as yourself. This way you have someone to refer you to the company that they have recently gotten a job with. Again, to sum it up, networking is very important for college students and job seekers as well as those employed and looking for bright young minds who are interested in working for their firm or company.

You may be thinking, “Look, I just use this blog to express my opinion and interests and let off some steam every now and then.” That is great! I’m glad you found your outlet. Now, you should take that opinion of yours and comment on other blogs that you think are good or bad to activate that person’s thoughts. You should also accept and read those comments of others on your blog. You will most likely learn something!

Effective comments are the key. You should always express your opinion of another person’s blog in a polite manner. I always like to ask questions in comments to get the author’s brain flowing and perhaps get an interesting comment back. Engage your mind in the comments you leave. A simple “great post!” or “this is dumb” will may get deleted and won’t help anyone. Make sure to tell the author what you think and offer advice.

Leave a comment, please! I would love to hear from you.


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