The Etiquette Guide: Comments

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Comments. It’s probably one of the reasons you blog – you’ve written a post, and you want to hear what other people think. But have you noticed more and more comments like this?

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A good comment should try to add to the discussion, and not be too spammy. We know quite a few bloggers who will mark comments with excessive self promoting links as spam because it feels like the commenter is just leaving it there to persuade people to click through to their site. Most bloggers encourage constructive criticism in their comments – how else can you make things better if you don’t know what to change?

Over to you – what do you think a good comment is made up of? What puts you off clicking through to a persons blog based on their comment? (And how are you getting on with the comments challenge? Are you finding it easier to leave comments on certain types of posts?)

Hayley Constantine

Hayley has been blogging since before most people knew what a blog was! She started Bonjour, Blogger! in May 2013 as a way to share her knowledge and experiences - if you ever have a question, get in touch!

  • Amy

    If someone makes it SUPER obvious that they’re only commenting to self promote, I mark as spam and I will go nowhere near their page.

    A good comment is one that has actually paid attention to the post rather than just saying something like “This looks yum!” followed by a load of links.

    I’m finding the commenting challenge really enjoyable, actually. I think I’m going to extend it to after June.

    June 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm Reply
  • Louisa

    A good comment – probably someone who has read all of the post, perhaps picks up on some little detail or comment and maybe adds some anecdote or tip. I’m not sure I manage to do all of that all the time however! :-)

    I’m enjoying the comments challenge – the only problem each evening is deciding on the five to feature on my blog! x

    June 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • Iram Imtiaz

    It’s hard because sometimes you think they wrote a post well, their outfit was nice or their makeup is good and you just want to let them know.

    As far as outfit posts and makeup looks go, there’s only so much you can comment on.

    October 22, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply

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