I can tell you right now the name of fellow slicer who gave me my first-ever comment when I was a brand-new member of the Slice of Life community last year. Why can I remember her? It was shocking and thrilling and invigorating, all at once. I have thought a lot about comments over the past year. I have thought how I have appreciated each comment and have enjoyed commenting on the slices of others. In light of all that thinking, here are my thoughts on commenting. What idea can you add to this list?
Ten Reasons Why Commenting is Important
- Commenting gives bloggers something to read when they check their blogs zillions of times a day just to check for comments. Yea! Someone stopped by…
- Commenting shows the writer has an “authentic” audience, something all writers need and crave.
- Commenting helps writers and commenters become long-distance friends. I have gotten comments from people in Thailand and Australia and Pennsylvania and…
- Commenting sends sympathy when slices speak of sadness; encouragement when slices reveal discouragement; reassurance when slices show vulnerability; and cheers when slices are celebrations.
- Comments identify favorite lines or phrases. Wow! Someone liked that part…
- Commenting blesses the commenter. The blessing can be an inspiration, a new form to try out, a new idea, a chuckle, a tear, or the connection to a long-lost memory.
- Commenting tells the slicer that their teaching or coaching idea may be borrowed by the commenter. What a thrill!
- Commenting expresses the excitement of seeing the world through the eyes, words, or perspectives of others. Did I mention the photographs of others, too?
- Commenting is the laughter bubbling up from the humor in the slice.
- Commenting is the bridge that connects writers!
I’ll be watching for your comment today…thank you…and please share your ideas about commenting.