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I am am going to tell you my rules about commenting on my blog.

 

1. Make Sure It Is Quality

A quality comment should not be a sentence that says “I really like your post,” because I want to know why you like the post.  Explain your reasons.

2. Address The Author

That means instead of just going ahead and saying ‘I liked your post because…’ I want you to start out by saying Dear_______ or Hey________.

3. Always Start With A Compliment

Always start with a compliment. You want to make the author of the post happy about their work before you start talking.

4. Mutual Respect, Think Before You Speak

Don’t say mean things that will hurt other people’s feelings.   Think about these things before you start writing: Is it true, is it kind, and is it helpful.

5. Do Not Use Text Talk

Don’t use text talk because people might not understand you, and younger kids might start writing like that. Examples of text talk:

r instead of are or our

gr8 instead of great

plz instead of please

u instead of you

thx instead of thanks

and many more…

6. Do Not Share Personal Information

Publishing personal information on the Internet is not safe.  When you want to put information out on the Internet you should remember these simple little rules.  Writing your full name on the Internet is not safe and you should never do that.  Only write your first name and last initial.  Don’t write your exact address on the Internet ever, just your state or city.

7. If You Get A Comment, Comment Back

If you get a comment, comment back in within a week.   You don’t want to be rude to your readers and you want the conversation to keep flowing between you and your commenters.   If you have more than ten comments maybe you could write another post and write a comment on the first post telling people that there is a “sequel” to the first post.

8. Keep It Appropriate

You do not need to know why you have to keep your comments appropriate.  If you don’t keep your comment appropriate on my blog I will spam your comment.  That means you will not be able to comment on my blog.

9. Stay On Topic

When you comment on a post, keep your comment on topic.  You don’t want to confuse other people who are reading your comment.

10. Reread Your Comment Before You Post

Always reread your comments before you post them, because you want people to think that you are a high quality writer, not a sloppy writer.   Remember, once your comment is posted anyone can see it.   Rereading helps when you are doing any type of writing.   If you reread, you might find mistakes that you have not noticed before.   It also helps if you decide to change something.

Here Is An Example Of A Quality Comment:

This quality comment comes from my friend Danny’s blog by his grandfather.

For Danny -” Pop Pop Stan’s Adventures As A Dog Sitter”
Pop Pop Stan’s neighbors asked whether he would mind dog sitting for the weekend while they went on a camping trip? Of course Pop Pop Stan eagerly answered YES.YES.
The dog’s name is Jack and Jack is a small white terrier. Jack is a great dog and he knows it. Jack belongs to Skylar age 14 and her sister Brooke age 12.
The adventure begins when Pop Pop Stan had to get up at six a.m. on Saturday morning to begin caring for Jack. Pop Pop Stan was still tired and sleepy, Jack was raring to go. Pop Pop Stan put the leash on Jack and off we went. Dogs like to mark every where they go, Jack would take Pop Pop Stan up to a fire hydrant or light post and pee on it , this was Jack’s way of telling other dogs “Yes this was his domain”.
After Jack peed on many, many, many fire hydrants and light post he would hunt for grass and herbs to eat on peoples lawns. He would stop and try this and that, a very fussy nibbler. Jack, would bark at and want to go after birds, rabbits and squirrels and Pop Pop Stan had to hold his leash tight so he wouldn’t get away.
After some time Jack would decide he wanted to poop and he would poop and poop. Pop Pop Stan would have to clean up and bag the poop to dispose of it in the trash.
Pop Pop Stan took Jack to our fenced in yard and let him run, Jack loves to play. Pop Pop Stan bought Jack a toy, a ball attached to a rope so that Jack could case the ball, put it in his mouth and Pop Pop Stan could pull him around. Jack loved the ball and tugging on it.
Of course Jack needs to eat and he did not like the food Skylar and Brooke had left for him. Pop Pop Stan had to find something Jack would like eating. After trying many, I mean many different dog foods and treats Jack chose a beef and chicken speciality. Yum, Yum.
Pop Pop Stan had to walk and feed Jack breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks too. Aunt Debbie would walk with us at lunch, Jack liked Aunt Debbie’s company.
Jack on one of our walks managed to get out of his leash and ran off. He thought this was wonderful fun. We we live there are many road with cars going by fast and Jack just ran. I would call for Jack and he would stop for a minute look at me I think he even smiled and then ran off. Finally after quite a game of chase I was able to get Jack back on his leash.
Once when we took Jack out for a walk he decided he did not want to walk, lay down, would not get up and Pop Pop Stan had to pick up like a baby and carry him home. Can you imagine Pop Pop Stan carrying Jack, if Jack was a big dog what would I have done?
Our house is right across the street from Skylar and Brooke’s and Jack would sit on the window sill and look for me or Aunt Debbie and if he saw us bark to get our attention so we would play with him.
Once when I went to get Jack he was sitting on the sofa chewing on a pillow, he missed Skylar and Brooke this was his therapy, his release.
I throughly enjoyed caring for Jack even though he involved a lot of time, care and definite schedule rearranging. Jack gave absolute attention and lots of love.
Danny, you are a wonderful and responsible young man and one day when you have your own home if you still want one you can get a dog.
All of our LOVE.
Bubby Ileene, Pop Pop Stan and Aunt Debbie.

You don’t have to make your comment this long, but try to make it at least 4 sentences.

Thank you for reading my commenting guidelines, I hope you use these rules when commenting on my blog and on others.


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