Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Building Platform, Getting Known

One of the easiest ways to start building platform is to be a regular commenter, part of the community so to speak, on blogs.

There's an art to writing good comments, and like most short-form writing it's a helluva lot harder than it looks.

Here's a list of nine tips for writing good blog comments posted by Grammar Girl.


Becky Mushko said...

And, when you comment and other commenters read your comments and visit your blog, you meet a heckuva lot of people who share your interests.

Building platform is nice, too.

Rick Daley said...

Excellent advice, this post should to inspire some the lurkers to voice their opinions and make themselves known.

Haste yee back ;-) said...

Can ya still comment if ya ain't gonna write non-fiction where platform is needed ingredients?

Guess I could write a book on night-crawler catchin, but ya'd have to take Bodie T's word on my skills. (Bodie's Born Again n' sworn-off fibbin!")

Haste yee back ;-)

Leif: A Voyage said...

Oh, Ms. Reid, it is not even my birthday for months and yet the most wonderful present arrived today via your post.

Thank you for the link to Grammar Girl; every point was well made. But I will thank her also for the link to Sister Salad's Yo Comments Are Whack.

Grammatical and spelling correctness married to manners delivered on a platter of ruly rap...am I still alive? Or is this heaven?

Southern Writer said...

Now I have to write a memorable, well thought-out comment, express myself perfectly, and use proper punctuation. God greef. Whatz next?

I like Grammar Girl (how lucky she is to have a fantastic name like Mignon), and Sister Salad is too funny. Three great talents in one blog post. Thanks for hooking us up, Janet.

Melanie Avila said...

I'm very nervous to post now. :) I would like to thank you for linking to wonderful sites - that video made my week. I truly enjoy your blog.

PurpleClover said...

I could have used this a LONG time ago. :)

denese said...

I post on Open Salon. I don't consider myself in the same league with the other writers there, but I am learning so much, and my writing is improving just by posting regularly.

There is someone there I'd like you to take a look at, because I think he's fabulous. His name is Steven Alexrod. He's got it all: http://open.salon.com/blog/steven_axelrod


Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Migliffle slurp plippen pop. Oops, didn't use the spell check!


Marian said...

When I first found out about blogs and decided to have one, I didn't know whether there was any kind of etiquette (blogtiquette?) involved in commenting on other blogs. So I jumped in with both feet and posted. I'm glad I didn't violate too many of the guidelines. :)