How to Lose Friends and Alienate PeopleAuthor: admin | Filed under: Blogging
When Blog Commenting Goes Wrong
Leaving comments on other people’s blogs can benefit your website in terms of incoming links and increased traffic.
In this article I’ll look at some of the common personas in the world of blog commenting so you can learn how to avoid losing friends and alienating people.
The three word wonder
“Nice post – thanks” are the classic three words used by this type of blog commentator.
The blue pill brigade
There are ways to stop this particularly annoying type of contributor – if your blog is on WordPress you can use the G.A.S.P. plug-in.
The off-topic trasher
These types also have an uncanny way of somehow turning your blog topic round to being about them – I bet you never guessed your article on pay per click advertising could turn into a 300 word comment on first time buyer mortgages!
The low-cost link builder
The low-cost link builder is also known to inhabit business forums and well as company blogs.
The angry for no good reason
It’s always great to get comments on your blog posts and generate some discussion but a tirade of expletives or a personal attack is not really what you’re after.
Picking fights with you or other people who’ve made comments just for the fun of it may be amusing to this curious beast but not to serious bloggers.
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