If you go back through some of my posts, specifically Do You Want More People Commenting On Your Blog?, you will notice that I put a lot of value on the importance of quality comments and how they can build up a growing community.
There is also another reason for inviting comments because there may well be many occasions when comments can add so much more to the value of the original post. No matter how much time we put into a post we are only human and we are bound to miss things out or perhaps not even explain certain aspects of the post properly. Comments help to rectify this by allowing us to expand on the original post as well answering questions from our readers. There may even be times when a comment sparks a light bulb situation that leads to an entirely new post.
There was one particular reply that I gave that actually gave another blogger an idea for a post that he titled Readers Appreciation No.1, and the bonus for me is that he also linked back to my post to show his appreciation. Now I have been to Yan’s thou shall blog on several occasions and I know that he is no slouch when it comes to blogging and so I consider the link back high praise indeed.
So we in essence have just learned another important blogging lesson and that is to give credit where credit is due as sharing a bit of ‘link luv’ helps to build up the blogging community.
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