I’m Sire and I’m a Blogaholic! The problem is, unless I get lots of comments I’m just not getting the complete fix that I am craving for. But I don’t just want any comment, I want the sort where commentators have put a bit of thought into. I believe that comments on a post add to the blogging experience of all readers as long as they pertain to the post itself.
To encourage comments I have enabled ‘dofollow’ so you can be assured your comments will be picked up by the search engines. I have also installed the commentluv plugin that will parse your last post providing a link to it. I also proudly display the “You Comment And I Will Comment Back On Your Blog” badge.
But that’s not all! I’ve also incorporated a threaded comment plugin so that you can actually reply to a particular comment and not tag it on the end of everyone else’s. Lastly I’ve installed the keywordLuv plugin. This means you can leave a keyword along with your name. Remember, name first and only three keywords, any more and your comment will be deleted.
There may be some that think I am being a bit harsh and that I should accept all comments but the thing is I take pride in my posts and I want to be able to show the same pride in the quality of my comments, as should you. I would also appreciate if commentators do not use ‘keywords’ as their name. If you do I reserve the right to delete the comment or change the name, whichever takes my fancy at the time.
If your comment manages to see the light of day then you can give yourself a pat on the back because it has passed my stringent quality tests. As I reserve the right to edit or delete comments and to moderate any ensuing threads you can also be ensured that this is a family friendly blog that does not allow any phobic content that may be based on race, sex, nationality, religion or whatever.
To those who do leave comments, I will reciprocate with a comment on your blog, unless you have broken one of the rules, and hopefully others will follow suit and we can develop well intentioned and thoughtful communication within our growing community.
Edit: About the reciprocation part regarding those who leave comments, as I have outlined in this post I have since changed the way things are done on this blog.
Having said that I would like to stress one exception to the rule and that is I will not leave a comment on any blog that I find distasteful, such as blogs that promote porn, are written specifically to stimulate, provoke, or Incite hatred against any person, group, race or religion or anything else that I do not agree with.
One last point, if your comment is only one line in length, I may not bother to return the favor.
As things are getting pretty busy on the blog, and because of my post about not commenting on Blogger blogs I will only reciprocate the comment to a Blogger blog if I feel they’ve left an exceptional comment.