The best compliment you can give an author of an article (or blog post) is leaving a comment. When you do this, you are letting them know you found their topic and information interesting and valuable so please … leave some blog comments!
Here at HomeTips4Women.com, we're building a community of home owners and home professionals. We want readers to join in the discussion. We'd love for you to share your personal stories, expertise you have related to the article and information you feel other readers will find helpful. When everyone adds their comments to create a community discussion, that increases everyone's learning tremendously. Love to hear from you!
#1: Blog Comments at Bottom (Scroll)
On our site, the comment form is visible to make it easy to find. On other websites, if you don't find a form then look for words like “Leave a comment” and click to open their form. Many websites require that you register in order to leave a comment … we don't.
#2: Add Your Contact Information
Your first name is fine or use the name you have for all your social media activities, i.e. my display name is “tinagleisner”. We need a valid email in case the author would like to follow up with you offline. If you're a business owner, it's common to include your website as we'll include a link to your site behind your display name. Thanks in advance for your blog comments as they make our content better for everyone.
#3: We Love Blog Comments
Comments can be anything from 1 sentence to several paragraphs. What's important is adding another perspective on the topic or additional information to make the overall experience richer. If you simply say “I agree” … it's nice to know you read the article but others reading the article won't gain from your experience. For fun, check out my dialog with friends on Active Rain, a community of real estate professionals.
#4: Publish with “Post Comment”
Once you've written your blog comments, it's a good idea to read through because you can't fix it later. Reading out loud works best. For fun, when I read this comment I found my mistake but I'm leaving it there to show you why you want to re-read what you've written. The word “writing” after my famous … is redundant.
If you'd like to see how others have used blog comments, here's one of our blog posts with more than 50 blog comments … Understanding Paint Finishes.