How to Write a Comment that Won't Be Rejected
I've submitted several pages to be reviewed for comments and wanted to give some overall feedback regarding what I've received. I'm glad to say most of the comments have been good and welcome. I've accepted most. But I've rejected a good number, too, and I wanted to give some guidelines that might help comment writers to avoid wasting their time (and mine).
First, I'm just looking for quality, thoughtful comments based on the actual article. So you need to at least mention something about what you've read.
Second, don't be overboard in your praise. "OMG, it's the best thing I've ever read in my entire life! I'll never be the same!!!!1!111" Please. It's a chicken recipe. It's not going to change your life, I promise.
Spelling is important to me. I won't accept a comment when you spell "oven" as "ovum." Just ain't gonna happen.
Maybe this sounds really harsh, but it's my website. When a comment just reeks of spammy cliches and overblown hype, I'm going to reject it. If I saw stuff like that on another site, it wouldn't be something that would convince me to peruse it further, but rather, it would make me suspicious and I probably would leave, quickly. So take some time when you reply with a comment. Make it genuine, make it relevant, and take some time with spelling and grammar.