TristanH commented on the following stories on BizSugar
That's a great point, Duncan. That's actually something that I forget about, too. Sometimes I get so caught up in my little world of blogging that I forget that there are people out there who don't blog themselves! I'm curious... Why is it that you only comment on BizSugar? Are you paid to be a moderator here? Anyway, thanks for the significant comment :) I appreciate it, buddy."
I think you're right, Shawn. The key IS to add something of value to the conversation. I think the gray area, though, is what "something of value" actually means. For me, any heartfelt or honest comment left on my blog is valuable, even if it doesn't contain any real additional information. "
We all strategically blog, so why wouldn't we strategically comment? The key, though, is to provide value in your comments. You said that adding to the conversation is the only time you comment. So if I go to your blog, read your most recent post, and absolutely love it, you don't want to hear that from me? You only want to hear from me if I have something new to add? I think that not accepting, wanting, and enjoying comments like that is a detriment to your blog's purpose. That is additional social proof and encouragement that you're missing out on. But then... Maybe THAT'S just a personal demon I need to deal with :)"
Great question, Susan. Yes, some are definitely more appropriate for certain kinds of blogs. If I worked on a company blog, for example, it would be a bit odd for me to ask my significant other to write a post. And writing a poem might not go over to well, either. Not all 101 ideas will work for every blog, but I think the majority of them can be adapted to most blogging situations. Thanks for the vote and the comment!"