WHY should we comment on other peoples' blog posts?
What should blog readers do when commenting on someone's blog post?
If you are reading someone's blog and want to comment on a post, there are three things that you should always do:
1.) Read the whole post before you comment.
2.) NEVER, EVER write a comment when you are upset, angry, sad, etc. because you might write something that you will be sorry for later.
3.) Talk about specific things from the post.
You keep talking about writing meaningful blog comments. What does a meaningful blog comment look like?
Excellent, excellent question! I talked about this with all of my classes, and this is a summary of all of the answers that I got from you guys:
- Talks about the content that is in the post and mentions specific things.
- Is respectful and appropriate.
- Does not go off-topic (keep the focus on THE POST!).
- Gives specific details (example: I agree with you when you said _________ because _______).
- Adds new information about the topic of the post (if possible).
-Has constructive criticism (you don't have to like what the blogger is saying, or agree with it, but you should say this in a positive or helpful way).
- NEVER, EVER contains personal information of any sort (names, addresses, phone numbers, email, etc.)
- NEVER, EVER contains gossip or says bad things about other people.
What should I do if someone writes a rude or inappropriate comment on my blog?
Hopefully this will not happen to you, but in case it does, here are the step that you should take if you get a comment like this on your post:
-DON'T approve it!
- DON'T delete it (you will need it to show to an adult).
-DON'T respond to it or confront the person who wrote it.
- DO show it to an adult.
Important! Remember that if you approve a rude or inappropriate comment and it shows up on your blog, you are just as responsible for it as the person who wrote it.