Today Lee Wind and I are offering places to check in on the Comment Challenge to share strategies, comment averages, success stories and such. You can check in at either place. It’s not an official tally, but instead a chance for Comment Challenge participants to support each other.
I’ve been very excited to get my commenting habit back and am averaging eight comments a day. My tip for better, easier commenting is to capture your thoughts during your reading and use them to comment. If nothing jumps out, don’t comment that time. Look at a blog post less as an article, and more as a conversation.
If someone were saying this to you, what would you say? If it were funny, you might chuckle or smile. But a blogger can’t see you smile, so you can say, “Thanks for the smile.” If it were totally on point, you might find yourself nodding in agreement. But a blogger can’t see you nod, so you can say, “True dat.” Add your own experience. Suggest a similar book. Point to your own post on the topic. Think about what you want to add to the conversation.
So, how ya doin’ so far?