I’m Linda Grace and I’m a Blogger! I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years and I’m very grateful that Sire from Wassupblog has taught me so many things!
The problem is now that I’m getting a TON of comments but they are not quality comments.
Even though I learned from Yaro Starak how to leave comments the right way, I haven’t expected my visitors to do follow suit, I’ve allowed comments that aren’t worthy of being there! Like Sire, I don’t just want any comment, I want the sort where commentators have put a bit of thought into. Like Sire, I also believe that comments on a post add to the blogging experience of all readers as long as they pertain to the post itself.
I used to think I was being bit harsh if I didn’t accept all comments but the thing is I take pride in my posts and I want to be able to show the same pride in the quality of my comments, as should you. I’ve set the standard by accepting comments that are no longer going to be acceptable. I have to tell you that from now on, don’t bother spending time leaving unacceptable comments because I’ll delete them.
Remember what Yaro said, “Commenting is a great way to draw traffic back to your blog.” Then figure out how to emotionally engage and write about something with passion and connect with the author of the post and the other readers. If you have more information than the author stated in the post it is appropriate to leave it in the comment. Acceptable comments may be two or 3 paragraphs long, but one-liners are no longer acceptable for lindagraceonline.com.
To encourage comments I have enabled ‘dofollow’ so you can be assured your comments will be picked up by the search engines. I have also installed the commentluv plugin that will parse your last post providing a link to it.
Sire taught me years ago about how to incorporate a threaded comment plugin so that you can actually reply to a particular comment and not tag it on the end of everyone else’s.
I have also installed the keywordLuv plugin. This means you can leave a keyword along with your name.
It will take time for me to remove the comments that I have let remain on my posts, but from this day on, I won’t allow a comment to be left on my posts if they do not add to the quality of the article. When I started blogging, I intended to develop relationships with other bloggers. At first it was so, but lately very few people are returning to develop a relationship!