A blog is like someone’s home. Behave well and respectful and you’ll be greeted in the same manner. Be rude and offensive and in return you’ll be soon given the boot. When commenting on any of this blog’s posts, please be polite and respectful towards the blogger and fellow commentators. Here’s a few guidelines you need to follow, not only to get your comment posted on the blog, but to become a better overall blog commentator as well.
1. Be Respectful
Don’t use fowl language when commenting, and show some respect for the blog, the blogger, and fellow readers. You may encounter an article that may upset you to a certain way. You can certainly speak your mind about the subject and politely criticize the post, in a creative fashion, and with honesty and specificity, but don’t start any flame wars with the blogger or fellow commentators or you’ll get your comment deleted. If you are provoked by another commentator, don’t respond, I’ll make sure I deal with him. Just be courteous and respectful.
2. Be Succinct
Make your comments short and to the point or else other readers will ignore you. People don’t want to read ramblings and long comments.
3. Be Contributive
Comments like “hey! great post” or “thank you!” are appreciated, but please add value to your comments and contribute to the discussion.
4. Be On Topic
Don’t ramble and talk about “the latest trends in Milan” when the subject at hand is about twitter. It’s true many things are connected, but please keep it at its limits.
5. Use Your Real Name Or Pseudonym
Don’t post comments with a keyword or fake name. You may comment with a blog’s title as long as you own it.
6. Be Careful When Linking
Link only to related articles in the comment field. Do not link back to your blog at the end of your comment. You already have a link back to your blog’s URL when you complete the URL field.
If you don’t follow these simple guidelines you’ll risk getting your comment deleted. If you repetitively and regularly break these rules, then you risk getting banned from the blog.