International “Leave A Comment” Week!

I’m fairly new at blogging- less than three weeks, so I don’t profess to know what readers are looking for in blogs. News? Information? Laughs? Friendship? I’m sure the answer is as varied as the blogs themselves.

I do, however, read at many blogs of the desire for readers to leave more comments. Or any comments.

Hello, are you there? I can hear you breathing.

I’m guessing that most bloggers appreciate the validation they receive from readers comments— which help forge a connection between writer and reader, however brief it may be. It lets us know that we’re not alone in this big old blogsphere.

Comments can also help bloggers improve their blogs by letting them know what kind of posts you like to read… or maybe not so much. Do the math; better blogs=better reading. And frequently your comment will be followed by a curious blogger visiting your site to learn about you and what you have to offer. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours; it’s a win-win situation.

I try to visit three or four new blogs each day and leave a comment on something I read or observe there. I’ve even alerted a few people to broken links on their blogs— it’s no biggie, but they let me know it was appreciated. If I particularly enjoy a blog, I add it to my blogroll and let them know I did. It’s what I consider being a good neighbor.

So, I would like to nominate this week as “Leave A Comment” week, and encourage all readers to go out there and write at least two comments each day for one week. It doesn’t really take much time to leave a thoughtful, sincere comment- either about a specific post or the blog itself. Search out some new blogs to explore and tell them what you think. And then keep doing it.

And, as always, please feel free to leave comments here at my site. I really do want to know what works for my readers and what they’d like to see. My goal is for my blog to be a friendly and useful resource for anyone who happens to stop by.

Now get out there and comment, comment, comment!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. …you’re doing pretty good to be a new blogger!
    good stuff here! thanx! 🙂

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  2. I think “Leave a Comment” week is a great idea, probably because that’s what I like to do anyway — it just never occurred to me to make it “official”.

    I’ll be sure to let folks know!

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  3. 1. Thanks for your comment; I’m trying!

    2. Thanks for spreading the word; it can only help!

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  4. Posted by elizaw on April 8, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I like what you’ve been posting thus far; mostly, I like reading blogs like this for a sense of companionship. Most of my work is spent in front of a computer alone, and it’s nice to have a pseudo ‘community’– the little comics you’ve been putting up are genuinely amusing. The other reason I subscribe to writer’s blogs is because I like reading about struggles other writers hare having, and how they overcome them.

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  5. Well, your blog looks like a it’s been online for quite sometime. Congratulations! There’s not a single hint that your a newbie! 🙂

    Hey, and this blog is great! Interesting posts. I’ll definitely go back.

    Have a great week!

    🙂

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  6. Nancy, I love the idea. Yours was the first comment I received on my blog from someone other than my mom or friends…and I was through the roof! It was great to get feedback. I love what I see so far, and was excited to add you to my blogroll. Can’t wait for more blogs…

    Your levenger friend, Amie

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  7. Sound advice and easy to do. I am just starting to do exactly that. And it is very enjoyable. I just hope whoever reads my article gets something out of it.

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