Leveling Up Your Commenting Game | Tips on How You Can Comment Better As A Content Creator.
If some will say that comments are outdated already due to many concerns ongoing somehow they are correct.
But let me remind you of some stuff that you consider most of the time.
Imagine you are planning to buy some stuff online, aside from the product details page and visiting the aesthetics of the store what do you check?
You are viewing the latest gossip on the internet a viral post what do you check?
You are checking the comments, right? You want to make sure that there are some words coming from other people too.
I would always practice reading each customer feedback from the store that we will be buying before we made a buy. Because at times, though the product is way cheaper than its competitors the risk of being scammed is quite high if no customers haven’t reviewed it yet.
In a gist, some marketing strategies involve engagements as their metrics, and what is the best method to determine if your strategy is working? A comment is one great divide for all.
Now switching gears as a content creator, when you try to engage with a fellow one a comment that you leave can make or break everything.
The sad part is most of the time WE fail to comprehend the importance of it and we need to be reminded of how vital it is in building connections.
Spam Commenters Are a Pain in the Eyes.
Creating a comment on one’s post or content is like having an introduction to someone as if you never knew the person at all.
While making some introductions, you want to make sure that you will be remembered by the other party. Same thing with commenting on others you want to make sure that you created an impact on them and build connections at the end of the process.
You want to be noticed.
As I recall, when Adam and I are talking, we used the term twerk our way to reach the person. Welp, we are not twerking literally but we try to make sure that we will have a positive impression afterward.
But, creating a spam comment will leave a bad taste on someone’s blog. Especially if it is done intentionally, I mean you already invested time visiting the blog why not leave some insightful remarks right?
Most of the time, if a comment is a spam either your comment will be deleted by the creator, be ignored, or maybe blocked by some.
There is also one of the reasons why some content creators turn off commenting on their posts as a negative/spam comment usually ruins everybody’s mood.
You don’t want to be a party killer right?
Bad Practices that will make you a spam commenter.
Okay, I admit it, I have done a lot of stuff back then, and at times, there are lapses so I will be sharing with you some of these practices so that you will minimize such remarks.
Adding your link to the comments.
We want to get people to read our works and because of that, we promote them as much as we can. Now the problem is there are times when we create a comment instead the focus is on the content of the person, it gets shifted to yours.
Imagine this - you are a real estate agent.
You met someone and they asked for a dinner or a lunch so that both of you can have a good time talking about anything under the sun. Then while he/she was talking you asked if they already have their own house. They said no, and there you go. You started with your sales pitch, giving flyers and materials taking over the discussion.
What do you think will happen after? You guess
That will be the same when we promote our links to someone’s blog. It invades their privacy, though some will say that it might be helpful to them. Still, what is your agenda why did you post that link? Be true to yourself and you will know the answer.
Too Long Irrelevant Comment.
While we love reading comments, creating a lengthy comment that repeats it thought all over again is not going to work.
Remember writing down essays back in our high school days?
We are used to the technique write anything as long as it will meet the goal of 300 words since the teacher will not be reading it they will view it and check if you reached half of the paper by just writing or not. The longer the better as they have said.
That will not work here - sometimes small simple yet impactful comments rock and are well appreciated by everyone.
One of the pet peeves that I have - each time that I am seeing a comment like that I cringe. Like you just repeat what I said bruu. Do you want to add something that I forgot to mention?
I had been practicing parroting when I was taking in phone calls as it is my way to verify to my client if we are on the same page and it is allowed since we do not have something that I can go back to verify.
Contents don’t work like that - if there’s something that you did not understand just scroll up and try to read it again.
Avoiding these 3 things can help you be better with your comment game.
Now let’s talk about what are the stuff that you need to do to make your comment an awesome piece.
Greetings and Proper Usage of their names.
It doesn’t hurt to greet them at the first message especially if you just stumbled on their post for the first time.
Greeting them can make them feel the warmth and the excitement that you had read their post or consumed their content.
In most cases, I start with howdy + insert the creator's name then the thing that I want to focus on.
There are times that I miss such, well a lot of times especially when I am in good terms with the creator and we interacted multiple times but a proper greeting will set the mood there.
Give Compliments on the content!
Jeez how cold are you?
Giving a compliment to someone should be a great practice for all. ( Including me for sure ).
We all need to feel validated at times and people being appreciated especially for their work tend to do better next time as well.
Always remember, when you are curating content you already invested time in their content and other works. There must be a reason why you did that right? And since you already spent time-consuming what they did. Tell them that you had enjoyed their works or if you did not tell them to! Most content creators take the heart of what their community is saying because they value the feedback and having feedback is way better than not having feedback at all.
Give more value to their post.
If possible add more value to the content that you had read, at times it is hard to do that since the message is quite technical or something but with proper practice for sure you can do it.
My technique is adding some personal insights on the topic that I have read, like what are the things that I have liked in his content. How it will be applied to my life or how I should put it into practice like that.
For example, since you, some of you know that I am not an expert in cryptocurrency every tidbit of information that I learned from blogs that I read I take it seriously. Sometimes I bookmarked it so that if I get lost along the way. I always tell that in my comments. Informing them that I had added it to my bookmark and shared what will be my plan after learning from them.
Also, add questions relevant to the topic. This is not to challenge the creator but rather further discuss some stuff that was missed. Not all can be seen by the creator when they created their content in most cases they will only realize that shoot! I forgot about it, or maybe they purposely didn’t add some stuff because they have other plans on that. Inquiring is not an attack but rather showing interest further especially if done right.
End Greetings and Action.
This is something that I just learned while I am creating this post. The end greetings and action that you will need to do after.
Sure it feels great when someone shares my content in their social media account or other platforms but reviewing it right now, if I will be sharing their works on my other mediums I think I rarely do that. ( Sorry guys will be better this round for sure.)
So now, what we need to do to end our commenting game with a blast is tell the content creator that we took additional action by spreading the news of their amazing content.
Maybe you re-tweeted it, reblogged, or even shared it to other mediums. It is your call on what to do next. In my case, what I can commit is to share their great content to whatever social media apps that I am using so that it can help others too the way it helped me.
Some of our friends are just lurking and probably checking out what are the stuff that we are trying to learn at times.
So that is all that I can share this round.
I think this is one of the longest articles that I had published here and hopefully I was able to at least voice my own thoughts and learnings from this post.
If you had enjoyed this content you can leave a comment and I will be thrilled to read those too!
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