Some people advise you to write lengthy blog comments to win their hearts and minds.
Some others ask you to forget about the length as – in many cases – size does not matter.
You are hanging between them.
You want the final answer to what to do.
Don’t worry after reading this post you would be laughing on both viewpoints.
Because truth is something else
So don’t plan to quit and be easy to read to this post to the end.
There is no secret here to know the ideal length of a blog comment.
Just a little logic on the basis of my past quarter-century professional experience
What should be the ideal length of blog comments? This debate is much heated in blogosphere.
Those who already spent so many years of their professional life know very well how to comment on a blog post.
They have learnt from their vast online and offline experience what to talk, how to talk and how long to talk while commenting on others performance.
So they more or less manage their comments so well and create great impact with it.
The real problem is with newbie bloggers. Especially with those who are still studying or just completed their studies.
They don’t have much knowledge about how to comment and how long to comment. That is why they keep asking to their seniors what should be the ideal length of a blog comment.
So in this post I will try to clear their confusion with my almost four years blogging experience and more than twenty years experience related to different fields of marketing communications, media management, conflict management, event management, public awareness, teaching, offline and online coaching.
So far I have built total ten blogs out of them five are successfully running including my three personal blogs.
So whatever I share here to teach you about what is the ideal length of blog comments directly relates to my diverse and vast experience of different fields and all of them have direct relation with the oral and written communications.
While doing the job of a college lecturer I also have taught business communication to the students of Bachelor of Commerce.
I have already shared a few detailed posts regarding blog comments and would advise you to must read two of them given below.
So do you think you can achieve all or many of these objectives by writing specific size of comments? Obviously not. The most important element of your comment is its contents and not the long contents. So make it a rule to comment by following the guideline given below:
Congratulate the blogger if she mentioned any of her latest achievements in her blog post
Highly appreciate the post if it raises a unique point, issue, problem or theory
Be agree with the most important and most common points of the post
Politely disagree with the point if you really want to disagree with it
Use the pronoun You while talking to the blogger of the blog and use “one” or “people” or “they” while discussing common points of a topic
Never try to prolong your comments if you have nothing to say
Express high hopes for the success of the idea or post on which you are commenting
Wind up your comments by summing up your whole points into one or two sentences if the post has a lot of info
Share your personal experience with regard to the topic of the post
If the blogger puts a clear call to action for commenting fully follow it but don’t be strictly within it. You can add something more to show your deep interest in the topic
Thank the blogger for sharing the post but not with any boring phrase and do put an appropriate adjective to admire the post.
Avoid becoming so cheesy with the blogger
Avoid becoming so formal by using bombastic words and phrases like “that is very kind of you”.
It is not must to follow all the above points while commenting. Just pick the ones which you think are must to follow and forget about the length. If you give valuable comments of a few sentences with hardly of hundred words, that is better than a lengthy commentary on all points of the post.
He advised the readers that instead of reading a book just play with it by writing their queries, opinion and disagreements wherever they find a space within the book. To avoid mess of ink he asked them to use pencil to write whatever comes into their mind while reading it.
While reading an article online obviously it is not possible for all to use pen tool as you can’t use it on someone else blog. So the best option is to keep open your notepad and write while doing pauses in your reading. This is best for reading lengthy post.
Ultimately you just need to format your notes and add a little more in it to create very valuable blog comments on the post you read. In the beginning it may look a little difficult but with the practice you can follow this style easily.
2. Talk with the post
Following this style, simply keep reading a blog post and respond verbally as and when you need to agree, differ or add value anywhere in the post.
For example before starting to read this post you could have murmured “I don’t much care about the length of comments and just write as much as I can”. So you could have started your comment with this first reaction you got into your mind.
After talking with your post while reading it you can write a very purposeful comment with all the responses you made verbally.
3. Be inside the post
This is the most common and many of my wonderful commentators follow this style. They read the whole post with full concentration and discuss the points which they think should be further clarified, or disagree or agree with.
Those who really love to read and only read can easily follow this style because while reading a post they have two objectives; one is to enjoy reading a post and then sharing their views on it.
To know more on how people are enjoying the art of blog commenting, have a look on a few of these blogs and number of comments on their each blog post
Mi Muba has been in the field of blogging for the last five years. Working for several blogs as ghost blogger and successfully managing his own green blog he now advises newbie bloggers to earn money with their blog by following a perfect strategy.
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