12 Books in 12 Months

writing books and blogging about it



How to write blog comments

On Monday I talked about blog comments – more specifically the fact that even when I enjoy reading something I don’t necessarily leave a message to say so.

I mentioned this is because if I was going to say something I’d want it to add value to the discussion, or at the very make me appear pithy / wise / hilarious to other readers…. But also conceded that I love getting comments on my blog regardless of what they say, because the important thing is someone stayed long enough to read an entire post. People often get here by accident – sometimes looking for Glempy, Sandra, or Michelle; other times because some of my tags are a bit facetious.

Still, I’m rarely inundated with chat in the comments section and I reckon this is partly down to the fact that lurking readers do the same thing as me – read (or skim), go ‘I see. Well, I have nothing to add,’ and move on.  But help is at hand!  From now on you will always have something to add – just choose from one of my top ten pithy and insightful blog comments*, listed below. Copying and pasting has never made a blogger feel so validated.

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Generating Traffic

According to an article I read and now can’t find again (I thought it might be on The Social Penguin or Contently Managed but apparently not), links on Facebook generate far more traffic than links on Twitter.  With that in mind, I would like to ask you all to click the ‘like’ button on the 12 Books in 12 Months Facebook page and then to post it to your own stalkerfeed by clicking the ‘share’ button on the left of the page.  It would be pretty good to get 200 fans by the end of the month, and I promise I don’t spam – I update a few times a week.

Image from xkcd

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