November 18, 2013

The Anatomy of a Great Post Comment (a list of do & don’t tips)

Have you ever considered the content of a comment you leave on a blog post?  Even if you’re a veteran in the blog-0-sphere, there’s no harm in mulling over the message you’d like to convey.  And if you are a newbie, even more so!  Not only should the message you’d like to convey be considered, but HOW-TO convey it as well.  Enticing the author to reply back is essential if your intention when leaving a comment is to establish a relationship. If it blossoms into something more, then, hey, that’s just a bonus!  Feel free to give yourself a pat on the back and celebrate your new friendship, follower, and/or reader!

The “comment”, in my opinion, is a direct representation of you and your blog, so your goal should be to make an impression.  If you feel the same way, I think it’s a good time discuss the anatomy of a great post comment. 

Feel free to read my list of do & don’t tips as I guest blog for Tarana over at Sand in my Toes and dissect the post comment further. 

The Anatomy of a Great Post Comment via Cropped Stories

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  1. Your "pin it" button is to die for!

  2. Hi Elena,

    Thanks for another insightful post. It's going to really help me to leave better comments on blogs. Looking forward to more content :) Have a great week!

    ~From Mrs. to Mom

  3. Great yet amazing post. Sometimes I may not comment to my full potential but I leave a comment on every blog that I go to. Even if I dont get one back in return. I do like to let others know that i came by.

  4. I read your post. I hold my hand up! I can sometimes be guilty of the "rambling"...I try not to, but it's like word vomit and just happens. At least it's not too often. But I seriously agree with you on two very major and great things you pointed out!
    1. The no reply blogger thing drives me insane!!!! I sit and comment in my email back to them and then discover that they are a no reply blogger after I just spent time writing to the wall basically. I'm getting better at remembering to check first if it says they don't have an email associated with their account.
    2. Only put that they want you to follow not just say I'm a new follower. But like I have had people post every single social network site known to man.....

    I think every blogger should read this and take notes! Greta job. It gets the point across completely

  5. Oh I hope the blog hoppers on Countdown in Style will read this post and your guest post. You always give great tips, Elena. I'm looking forward to reading them myself. Thank you for supporting me on my new hop this first week. Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured. :)

  6. Thank you for sharing this! I often receive a "that's great" on my blog and I'm always looking to reply back, but what do I reply to?

    Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

    April Grant

  7. I try to write something meaningful and sometimes it looks like I vomited on the page, Elena. However, these are some great tips!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  8. Hi! I found you through #LOBS and loved your blog post. Leaving insightful blog comments is so important for your personal brand - plus, it can inspire new friendships and support networks. Thank you for sharing!

    Jill =)

  9. Looking forward to checking this out!! You always have great tips!


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