Blog Your Heart Out – Part 2

A few Nelly-thoughts on blog commenting:

1. When appropriate, answer your comments within your own posts. It’s fine to answer a comment on the commentor’s blog (if they have one), or privately by email, but, that sort of takes away the fun of allowing everyone else in on the conversation. And it confuses the hades out of those who read comments as part of the postal reaction.

2. Read other blogs, and leave comments! You’ll find yourself deep in a web of thinkers (or jokers, for that matter), and you’ll likely gain some new readers, too.

3. Delete spam comments as soon as possible. I get one every once in a while. Other folks have written up whole posts about the spam they’ve received. Spam comes in multiple forms. Andrew Jones’ anti-spam stuff is a riot.

A friendly note to Lurkers (AKA. you beautiful non-commenting folks):
I like you. Read on. You don’t need to say a thing. But if you get the urge, I’m brushing up the welcome mat for you.

(Graffiti photo by Duncan)

10 Responses to “Blog Your Heart Out – Part 2”
  1. Melissa says:

    First I just need to put this out into blogdom: I love you nelly. 🙂

    Next, I’ve been using flickr for awhile now, and it still takes me forever to find good pictures, even on the advanced search – do you have some kind of search engine “keyword” secrets to finding such cool and appropriate pictures?

  2. Heather says:

    I’m a blurker, but only because I’m lazy 🙂

    Hugs from Madrid!

  3. megan says:

    I’ve been lurking for a while, so thought I’d finally say hello! I love your writing!

  4. Paula says:

    I love when you leave a comment for me. So maybe I should comment a little more often. Thanks for the goof advice for us young bloggers. You are beautiful and beloved.

  5. Jenelle says:

    I really like that wooster site. Thank you.

  6. Jenelle says:

    The trick with Flickr keywords is to be creative with your word-choices, and be patient while scrolling. Sometimes I look through the 5th page of photos before I find the right one. The problem with Creative Commons is that there’s a lot of junk in the commons. You’ll get the eye for it after you search a couple of times. I actually really enjoy the process of searching on Flickr. It feels like looking through thrift store racks for something good.

    I used keyword “commenting” for this graffiti. I found it on the 3rd page, I think.

    I love you, too!

  7. Jenelle says:

    Heather in Madrid,
    I really like that you are (b)lurking! I accept your hugs and reciprocate grandly.

  8. Jenelle says:

    Thanks for your kindness. I’m glad you commented so I could find your blog…I think I met you (ever so) briefly at the Conference, but didn’t meet your little ones. Great photos!

  9. Jenelle says:

    I love when you and Spencer post on that quattro Goslings blog of your’s. Wait, I thought that was Spencer’s blog. Is your husband’s name your pseudonym? You need your photo on there, too!

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