Rich here; I just put together some things to remember when you are writing a comment. This list is by no means complete or in any particular order:
- Actually read the article:
I know this sounds obvious, but if you are going to comment intelligently, you need to know what is covered in the article, audio, or video.
- Do not just respond to the headline:
Your comment should be relevant to and in reference to the content of the blog.
- Take a quick look over the other comments:
This not only can be quite interesting but can give you some additional ideas for your comment. Plus you may find a comment you want to comment on. HOWEVER, do NOT copy any comment and post it as your own!!
- Space it out into paragraphs:
Most people do not like to read large blocks of text. So if your comment is at all lengthy, put a little space in it. You will increase your odds of it being read by so doing. (Remember this is just a comment, NOT a blog! So keep the comments at around 50 words!!)
- Keep sarcasm to a minimum:
People can and do quite often take your sarcasm the wrong way. So if you are going to use it at all, make it very obvious that it is sarcasm.
- Do not shout:
This of course is referring to the over use Of Caps. No one I know of enjoys being yelled at, so do not do it.
- Use acronyms and abbreviations very sparingly:
You need to keep in mind that acronyms quite often can be confusing to people. If the community you are in is international, acronyms and abbreviations can be misunderstood or incorrectly interpreted.
- Your opinions:
Always make it clear when you are stating your opinion. Do not argue or complain when someone has a different point of view than you, instead explain your point of view and state why you disagree with them (without making them wrong or being judgmental)
- Contribute to the post:
You should whenever possible add something to the overall value of the article.
- Compliment the writer:
Everyone likes to be complimented, sincerity is key-find something to give honest and sincere praise to (in the post or about the author).
Your greeting should be friendly and include the writer’s name.
- Your avatar:
In my humble opinion a real picture of you is best. Believe a real picture makes you more real to the writer and other commenters and is more likely to lead to more of a connection.
I sincerely hope my pointers are of some help in your commenting adventure and journey. The great thing about this Compumatrix blog is there is an abundance of topics (the Compumatrix business itself, business in general, cryptocurrency and more), that are not only informative but they are interesting and fun. You are either growing or decaying, may I suggest reading and learning, (and of course commenting).
I will close with this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson-“You are what you think all day long.” I therefor say let each and every one of us keep our thoughts on the pure, the positive, the harmonious and the best for all our fellow men and women!