When to Skip a Comment at Wealthy Affiliate
I love the way we are able to help each other out here at Wealthy Affiliate. I particularly love the Site Comments and how I can write comments for folks and help them out. And at the same time, I can get relevant and quality comments for my site which of course helps my rankings.
However, sometimes, after I click the "offer comments" button, I get a post that I have no interest in. This frustrates me!
For example, I had a site come up about how to build a speaker. Now if you knew me, you would laugh because I really couldn't care less about this speakers.Nor do I care about how they work or how to build one.
And I really sort of scratch my head wondering why in the world this website post would even come up for me as my interests are: babies, animals, family, health, affiliate marketing, home business, house and home, pets, shopping and product review.
This brings up a good point for the requester to pick a topic that closely is related to his or her topic. This is a win for everyone! The requester gets better comments relating to the post which adds more quality content. And since the commenter can relate to the topic, it is easy for them to write a legitmate comment that makes perfect sense to the reader.
However, when I get an unrelated post or a post where I have zero interest, I have two options:
Option #1: Skip The advantage of skipping is you save a lot of time and you don't have to worry about your comment being disapproved. However, skipping will lower your percentage which you want to keep below 20%. However, 20% is higher than you might think. If you are shown 20 sites in a day, you can skip 4 of them.
Option #2: Do my best Doing my best means reading the entire post. And then respond by commenting on what interests me in the post. This may be me asking a question. I learn a lot about new things every day. Sometimes researching on the topic can help as well. However, if my comment isn't up to snuff, It may be disapproved which will affect my approval rate.
So For me and the time being, I decided that going forward I am just going to skip the posts that are boring to me or I have no interest in. Other people who share the same interest will love those posts and be able to write really quality comments that will be appreciated.
My reasoning is, I'd rather put my efforts and spend my valuable time focusing on the post that I'm knowledgeable in and strike passion within me. These are the kind of comments that give value to the readers of the blog. And this really is paying it forward.
Also, when I skip a comment rather than struggling and writing a not so perfect comment, it prevents the requester from deciding if they want to approve the comment or not.