Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Amanda Patterson

We often hear advice on the way bloggers and page owners should treat their followers, but not much has been written about how followers should behave. Many large news sites and websites have removed their comment sections, but for those of us who are building a following, this section can be important.

We have a policy at Writers Write that we do not allow abusive, derogatory, or intolerant comments on blog posts and social media posts. Don’t get me wrong. We are happy to have constructive criticism and valid arguments in streams. 

We are not happy for people to insult and abuse others under the guise of ‘opinion’. As Douglas Adams said, ‘All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.’
This made me think about the etiquette of commenting on posts. Here are six things I believe people should consider before they make a comment:

1. Be kind. Be polite. The author of the post is a real person with feelings. Remember that you are a visitor on the platform.

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Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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