Blog Comments-The Glue that Holds Social Media Together

I must first admit that I am a self-proclaimed newbie to social media. While I have kept a blog for nearly a year now, I have yet to fully devote myself to this creative and revolutionary communicative outlet. I began my blog last year for my introduction to public relations class and have been asked to use my blog for practically every class in my major. For a while I didn’t understand why I wasn’t “getting into” blogging like I had with Facebook( an addiction I’m afraid to admit). Then one day it hit me!

I didn’t enjoy blogging because I was having no interaction with other bloggers. I wasn’t commenting on their blogs and they certainly were not commenting on mine. So, I would like to take this opportunity to pledge my allegiance to commenting on other blogs at least three times a week in 2010. I figure that if I read other people’s blogs not only will it spark some ideas for my blog, but also hopefully, it will inspire my social media peers to take a gander at mine!

Commenting on other’s blogs is the glue that connects us through this crazy Internet highway. I figured I should do some research before I embark on my new “blog commenting” journey. Here are some tips I found from Grammar Girl!

  1. Be Respectful- While this may seem like an obvious rule, there are far too many internet critics who are really crossing the line. Yes, of course you can disagree, I urge you too, but do it in a way that provokes deep thinking. remember, you catch more bee’s with honey!
  2. Keep it Short- One point/idea per comment and no more than 300 words. It is a comment, not a blog post.
  3. Determine Your Motivation- Before you start writing figure out the message you are trying to get across. This makes your comment more logical and thus, more likely to be read.

 

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January 30, 2010. Social Media Monitoring, Topic of the Week.

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