31 Day Challenge

May 5, 2008 at 7:57 pm 2 comments

In an effort to increase my blogging skills and learn more about enhancing my blog and networking with other blogs, I have decided to join the 31 Day Comment Challenge.  Since I’m starting this on May 5th, I’m obviously five days late, so I have some catching up to do.

Day 1 Challenge:

Answer the following questions:

  • How often do you comment on other blogs during a typical week?
    • Unfortunately, I don’t comment on other blogs very often.  If I had to give it a number, I’d say I make less than one comment a week on other blogs.
  • Do you track your blog comments? How? What do you do with your tracking?
    • WordPress does let me track my comments, but if I have multiple comments, it can difficult.  If there is a comment that needs attending to, I’ll save the email that notified me of the comment in my inbox, and I won’t delete it until I’ve addressed the comment.  Currently, I have about 7 comments that need to be addressed.
  • Do you tend to comment at the same blogs or do you try to comment on at least one new blog per week?
    • I do tend to comment on the same blogs.  Occasionally, when I find a new blog that looks interesting, I’ll comment on a new blog.
  • Now review Gina Trapani’s Guide to Blog Comments and ask yourself how well you’re doing in each of the different areas. Are there any specific areas where you think you need to do some work? What do you want to do to address these issues?
    • I’ve been on the Internet long enough to have witnessed every single behavior listed on that website, and I’ve been annoyed by it enough to know proper netiquette.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lilalia  |  May 6, 2008 at 7:08 am

    If you only comment very rarely, is it because the blog posts you read are not of interest to you? I find that the only way to build up a sense of connectivity is to leave comments regularly on various blogs. Each comment is like placing a thread. Most of the regular readers of my blog do not leave comments. I can not quite understand that, but I am heartened that they return. Yet, I would love to “hear” from them occasionally.

  • 2. aishel  |  May 6, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I think the reason is that if I do comment on another blog, I feel obligated to continue to follow up on that post to see if I need to make any follow up posts. Now that I just started using CoComment, hopefully tracking my comments on other sites will allow me to feel more willing to leave more comments on other blogs.


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