Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Thing #4: Why Commenting is Important
Commenting helps create a sense of community because there is interaction between people. Some blogger may be writing for themselves but it is a great feeling getting comments. This lets the bloggers know that there is someone else out there that has the same interests or is in the same situation.
Writing a meaningful comment is very important. Just agreeing with someone can make them feel good but commenting meaningfully takes the blog to a different level. It creates that sense of community and challenges both the blogger and commenter. This can take the bloggers original posts to a different level and help more people along the way.
Leaving posts open ended or asking questions is not only a great way to get people commenting but it allows the topic to grow. Getting other readers involved gives the blog more substance because more people contribute to give a more diverse perspective.
Mrs. Suss' 23 Things
Mr. Bream's 23 Things
Mathew's 23 Things
Miss Z's Top 23
Miss Queener's 23 Things
Sweeping the South
2 Peas & a Dog: A Middle School Blog
The first 5 comments I made were to classmates. I felt I commented when my brain started turning. Meaning that I thought something was a great idea or I wanted to encourage someone. I feel this is a great tool to not only help us with our future students but to help us encourage our peers. We are life long learners so there will always be a new technique that a peer may need help with.
I commented on Sweeping the South. It is a blog I follow about southern food. I am originally from Massachusetts but I am learning to love southern food. This blog is a fellow transplant to the south that discusses her food discoveries. I feel the blog helps me be adventurous with my food choices.
I commented on the 2 Peas & a Dog blog because I shared her view on feeling compelled to organize. It helped me feel like I was not the only out there and it also gave me some great tips for my future classroom.