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Let's be honest: Time here on Wealthy Affiliate, like with any other business and community, can be a rare good: You want to contribute to the community, answer other member's questions and ask your own ones. You want to write How To guides and blog posts about your business. You want to build your social media and interact with the chat. Ultimately, you also want to build and/or maintain your own blog. That's a lot of stuff to do, especially when you are just starting out and probably doing this part time.

So let's take a look at why it is important to write GOOD comments FAST. And, more importantly, HOW to do it!



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NJojo Premium
Hi Chris,
I went back to read this article again, because it still something I really want to understand and apply. I have printed "Three Types of comments that work for EVERY blog post" so that I can start using it.
My main question is:
Do you read Posts from any site on the Web and leave comments? Or you read Posts from WA, if this is the case, where do I find them?
Thank you.
Jojo
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ChrisDE Premium
Hi Jojo,

I mainly focus on the blog's from other WA members. But when I come across an interesting post on social media or so, I like to comment there as well and see if networking with other bloggers works out.

I usually find other WA memeber's blogs through the SiteComment function (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comments/offer) or the Give-and-Take-Thread (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/authoring-writing-content/the-give-and-take-comment-thread-get-website-engagement).

Cheers,
chris
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provisions Premium
Hi Chris, thanks for this article. I am going to have to practice working on my commenting habits. It is not something that I do regularly, but I do like the WA idea of 'paying it forward.'

You presented some really great thoughts and ideas here that I think will help me in the process.

Do you tend to avoid offering additional advice to the reader in your comments and instead try to keep them directed towards the author? If the blog post is something that you yourself have some decent knowledge about, I feel like it could be helpful to provide readers with additional thoughts that might not have been covered in the blog post, but is that considered taboo or bad practice, (like you are hijacking someone else's blog post? :-)
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ChrisDE Premium
Hey provisions, that's a great question. Hmmm... Personally, I think it is always good to add value to another person's blog by sharing your knowledge on the topic and bring new ideas and suggestions to the table. When I receive a comment on one of my posts, I'm usually happy if another Mom or Dad offers advice, as it broadens my horizon and may probably help my readers as well. I think "advice" from people who read our blogs is something we should cherish!

I never considered it hijacking. Interesting thought, though. Other opinions, anyone? :-)
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Saritaaaa Premium
Thanks Chris.. Now. I think different about that. Usually I read comments but I don't write comments on other blogs. But that's a good training :) and maybe helps me to get better in writing in English :)
Would you recommend to use a translator or be myself and everyone can read that my first language is not English?
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ChrisDE Premium
Oh, be yourself, certainly: Computer translated content is terrible in my opinion. And constantly writing in english helps you getting better; using a translator won't :-)
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Delanee Premium
Thank you for leading me to this lesson! I do like responding to people and having something to say. Sometime I feel stuck and fall short with "thank you! You as well!". UHG! Hahah I like how you broke down why it is important, what to look for, and questions to ask. I do love how everyone is very inviting and interactive here and I would like to make a step to do the same. Do you set aside a certain amount of time everyday to go out and comment or do you just sporadically do it throughout the day?
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fleurallen Premium
For me I set aside time to respond to comments then I know they’re done and it’s not left to chance or missed
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Delanee Premium
Okay. Should I take that time to explore a bit on blogs to make sure I am being active in the community or do others blogs and posts pop up somewhere?
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ChrisDE Premium
Hi Delanee,
hi fleurallen,

Thanks for checking out my tutorial. I set aside some time every day for my "daily tasks":

- Write 2-4 comments on other people's blogs through WA's SiteComment feature
- Respond to all received comments on my blog
- Do some Social Media "Chores"

That works quite well for me :-)
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Delanee Premium
I work very well with structure. It is very important to know what should be done. That list is very helpful to me, thank you!
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fleurallen Premium
Sorry I'm not sure I'm following/understanding your question
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Delanee Premium
So I was more so saying that there is so much to do. I want to make sure I am making time for comments as well. I was asking whether to do them just all at once at the end of the night or throughout the day. I have been getting better since and already making more time! What is your strategy?
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ChrisDE Premium
My strategy is to set aside 30 minutes in the evening. Then I go to SiteComments and offer comment on 3 to 4 blog posts. And then I'm done for the day :-) Hope that helps!
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Delanee Premium
Thank you! That does help. I really enjoy the site feedback and comment area. It allows me to really interact and start great conversation with people.
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fleurallen Premium
Oh I see, yes I just allocate specific blocks of time to it. I prefer to batch up what I do in blocks of time. For example, allocate time to writing then to commenting as I find it too distracting one activity interrupting my focus and flow on another activity. I hope that makes sense
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Delanee Premium
Yes I completely agree! I have responded, commented, and gave feedback today. Now it is time to write!! Thank you for your advise!
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ChrisDE Premium
Always happy to help :-)
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RachelKey Premium
Yep. loved this! Very Informative and going to start implementing immediately! My question is...since I am so new to Premium WA, does this relate to the blog post in WA or the blog post in others actual websites they have set up? Maybe this is a dumb question... just want to be clear on everything I am doing... :) TIA
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ChrisDE Premium
Hi Tia, great question! The concept refers to the comments you make on other people‘s blogs.

I guess most comments here inside WA are written because people are either genuinely interested, have a serious question, need help or want to say thank you. These comments are „easy“ to come up with, because, well, there isn‘t really anything to „come up“ with.

The comments you write for other blogs are different in that you read a piece of content and then have to come up with a meaningful comment. Sometimes, that can be hard. And asking questions can be a relatively easy way around. Plus it offers the blog‘s author something for his response :-)

Cheers,
chris
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RachelKey Premium
okay awesome thank you!
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Nithish91 Premium
Thanks for the sharing the guide, very informative.
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ChrisDE Premium
Hey Nitish. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. Glad you liked the guide.

chris
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silverwings Premium
Thank you for sharing this. I’m a lazy commenter....and if there is a like button that’s generally what they get from me. I will definitely try to correct this! I’d love to see your website, how do I find it!
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ChrisDE Premium
Hey there :-) Thanks for checking out my welcome message and stopping by, leaving a comment! Great first step! :-)

The idea behind this guide mainly refers to the comments you leave on other people‘s blogs through the sitecomment feature. That‘s part of the training!

You can find my blog by either navigating to my profile and then check out the sidebar on the right (you‘ll also find my social media there) OR by clicking here: thattoydad.com :-)

All the best and have fun here at WA.

chris
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AAlgee Premium
It is very intimidating writing comments and writing helpful comments to folks isn't easy. You had some great tips on writing comments. I've written many #3 type of comments and promise that I will do better by utilizing #2 and #1 comments in my posts! Thanks again for the great tips.
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ChrisDE Premium
Hi Ashlyn. Thanks so much for reading my guide and commenting. Glad I could help!

All the best,
chris
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celiacman Premium
Thank You
Great tips on writing better comments faster,
we all sometimes get into a rut with writing our comments

Jeff
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ChrisDE Premium
Hey Jeff! Thanks for your time and reading my guide. Glad you liked it!!! :-) All the best, chris
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celiacman Premium
I do try to take advantage of as many training's I possible can which will learn me something new
Jeff
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for that Chris.

Derek
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ChrisDE Premium
Your're very welcome, Derek. Left you a WA follow by the way :-)
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks very much for that Chris

Derek
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx for taking the time, C.
M
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ChrisDE Premium
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Michelle. Glad you liked it!
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WandavdH Premium
Great, thanks for this! Very helpful tutorial indeed.
(I'm not asking you a question right now because I have no questions) :P
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ChrisDE Premium
Thanks WandavdH - Glad you liked it! The question asking part is mostly for the out-of-WA-comments part :-) But it's really easy and asking questions here can be a good place to start practicing coming up with ideas. Like: "How long did it take you writing this?" or "How do you come up with ideas for these trainings?" Stuff like that - When you start looking closer, there are always things to ask and to help the author responding :-)
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kdforsman Premium
Excellent tutorial.
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ChrisDE Premium
Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad you liked it. What did you think about the "controversial part" in the "Comments are NOT site feedback" section?
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