These are the commenting guidelines we agreed to follow on our blog. As the year has gone on, we have developed a 3-point checklist for all of our comments. We are supposed to ask ourselves these three things before we hit “submit” on a comment:
1. Is it positive?
2. Does it add to the conversation?
3. Did I proofread it?
We decided to look at some of our older comments to evaluate them using this checklist. Robby agreed to let us show one of his older comments as an example. Here is his original comment:
When we evaluated this comment using our checklist, we decided that it definitely was a positive comment, since he talked about what he enjoyed about the post and the experience he had. We also agreed that it added to the conversation, because he asked a question that needed a response. Robby caught a few typos when he reread his comment; he thought he could have done more proofreading. Overall, though, we thought it was an excellent comment. Here are Robby’s notes on his evaluation.
It’s a great idea to look back on some of our past comments, as well as our new ones. It’s so important to think about and evaluate everything we write on the internet.
We have a few new student bloggers in our class, with more to come soon. I would like to challenge them to think about our checklist and evaluate all of their posts before they publish them. Our goal is to be quality bloggers who are great examples to others!
Have you ever looked back at some of your earlier blog comments?
Do you think there are things you could do to improve as a blogger or a commenter?