Photo by Mean Lux used with permission
What tools and techniques do you use to create good conversations on your blog? What advice would you offer to Cambodian bloggers? Do you have an awesome example of a conversation on your blog or one that you've started elsewhere? Let me know in the comments below.
I'm doing a workshop in Cambodia called "Five Steps to Khmer 2.0" for the Bloggers Summit. I have a half-hour to explain Web2.0 and provide some practical tips to a non native English speaking audience. This workshop was remixed from Associations 2.0 which was based on Marnie Webb's Ten Ways To Use Web 2.0 to Change The World I also created another version for University Extension professionals and one that focused on fundraising/marketing.
So, needed to really simplify which was so liberating!
Here's Step 2:
Read someone's blog post and start a conversation:
Before you leave a comment, ask yourself:
- What did they say well?
- What did they miss?
- Answer questions
- What are other people saying
- How does it apply to you
- Look forward
- Look backward
- Ask what if?
Examples of Good Conversation in Cambodian Blogosphere and Beyond
Mini Screencast: How to have a conversation
Once you establish relationship, try networking
- Network with the Bloggers – when you reach out to individual bloggers, always ask “What other blogs do you read?”
Via powerpoint from New Organizing Institute
How to Comment Like King or Queen by Coolcat Teacher Blog
Strategic Blog Commenting A Screencast by Amy Gahran
Strategic Blog Commenting: Blog Post by Amy Gahran
Commenting by Alan Levine
Google News Feature to encourage commenting by Michele Martin