Friday, December 7, 2007

Why encouraging comments matters to new bloggers

Hey, finally a subject that I can write about with a bit of authority ... since I myself am a relatively new blogger.

community
photo credit: Sarchi

I'll admit, I didn't come up with this topic all on my own. Earlier today, I was reading an article where Skellie said "If you don’t have an authority-level subscriber count, your comments will need to tell the story you want them to."

This makes perfect sense to me. And subconsciously, it's actually something I was already doing ... over the past couple of weeks I've installed several plugins, with the explicit intent of encouraging more reader participation. I really do want to know what you think.

Here's why ...

Since my chosen topic is relatively broad, when it comes to many specific subjects,
You Guys (and Girls) are Smarter than I am!

... I'd be pretty silly not to try to leverage that.
;-)

Not only that, but I find it much easier to write when it feels like
the start of a Conversation, rather than the beginning of a Lecture

I've always been a fan of Synergy.

Obviously, I hope that people will be interested in what I have to say.

But ...

I know for a fact, that people are much more likely to be interested in what WE (collectively) have to say.

Quality is Quality ... regardless of the source.

... and ultimately, quality is why people visit (and revisit) blogs in the first place.

So, in case I haven't told you already ... THANK YOU for reading, and THANK YOU for sharing.

lol, and now of course it's your turn ...

Do you think comments are important for a successful blog?


Why or Why not?

Keep havin FuN!
Todd

5 comments:

  1. I think comments are extremely important. My son & daughter have started blogging. I have told them both that they need to comment more.

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  2. oh, that's cool that your kids blog. My son is more of a myspace junkie.

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  3. very interesting, but I don't agree with you
    Idetrorce

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  4. It appears I am not unique in receiving the above comment.

    I guess I should feel honored to have been visited by the infamous "idetrorce"?

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  5. Welcome to the Idetrorce club. :)

    I am simply amazed by the viralness of this whole thing. When I discovered the beginning of the commenting tour de force I had no idea it would get this big.

    Later on today I'll be posting a follow-up to the phenomenon that is Idetrorce. (Hehe no I am not him or her)

    Chris C's last blog post..Who is Idetrorce?

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