Giving and Receiving Comments
Okay, most of us have learned that comments are important to our websites, as it can help with the rankings etc. One of the things that Kyle specifically states in the Give and take comment thread is that “comments must be relevant to the context of your article.”
I think that most of us might think that that is obvious, but that’s not the case. So you may have to exercise some patience when you drop your latest post for a comment and you get something that’s a bit inappropriate; you know, the comment that does not exactly relate to your post.
I have to admit, I’ve gotten some really good and great comments and thanks to everyone who took the time. I have also had the “one liners” which I am totally okay with as well, because I understand that we all are not at the same place with reference to training and that we all have different experiences.
However, when I see a comment including the words “The charts, graphs, figures and illustrations will really help beginners…” and I have no charts, graphs or figures in my post, I have to wonder “What’s up with that?” Lol! It seemed very generic.
Now, this little blog is not about addressing how to give a good comment, you can check out Nathaniell’s post on that as well as Neil’s. Rather it’s more of an encouragement to take the time to make a relevant comment for someone’s online business that they are working hard on to make a success. Okay, I haven't really been working that hard :-( but I am sure you get the gist.
So here are three simple suggestions that just might work for you as far as giving relevant comments goes:
1.Schedule a particular time that you can dedicate just for the activity of posting quality comments on the sites of others. Maybe twice a week or something for 15 to 20 minutes.
2.Choose a post you think that you can make a relevant and quality comment on. This way you’ll avoid putting pressure on yourself trying to think of something relevant to say on a topic you are not even interested in.
3.Read the post! Okay so you might not want to read the entire post, as some might be a bit longer than others, but make sure you get the gist of what it’s all about so you can make a relevant comment. You can also look for something that might stand out to you in the post and you can tailor your comment to that specific aspect of the post.
Hey just my two cents on the matter. Feel free to chime in and share.
Oh, one last thing. Even if you get a comment that's not to your "liking" it does not mean that you have to return the "favor." Remember now, it's not a tit for tat. But you can be the leader in this situation and leave a quality comment on the person's site, so that they can "see" how it's done the right way.
Hope this was helpful.