Kasha at Rest by Cogdog Blog
I've been a fan of Alan Levine's blog and work for years now. And it's not because I love dogs, but because I've found some much value from reading his posts and enjoy his sense of humor. I also like commenting there because, well, Alan has a great sense of humor.
So no wonder I tied for first place as one of the most frequent commenters on his blog. Every year, Alan does a week of comment blogging and as preparation he reviews who has commented the most on his blog. It's all about the reciprocity ...
I will take all my writing to blog via the comment space of other sites. This is the notion of “comment blogging” I found long ago, and something I hope helps to underscore the power and benefit of putting your energy into participating in the blogs of others, of making it an active social process.
I enjoy commenting on other blogs almost more than writing my own. At one point, I thought it might be just procrastination, but it helps me "type out loud" and the comment usually sparks an idea for a post or deepens thinking.
This has gotten me wondering about the art of commenting:
- What are some of your bets tips for leaving comments on other blogs?
- If you are a blogger, how do you respond to your comments? Via email. On the blog thread in the comments? Both?
- How do you track the comments you left on other blogs?
- What are the best posts about commenting?