Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Week Three - 4. Comment on each others' blog

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Blogging is not just about getting your message across. It's also for communication - other people can comment on what you have written, or respond to you on their own blog and link back to you. This is a public discourse. It could also be a way of starting arguments.

By now we have a nice list of staff blogs. You may not know which blog belongs to which person, but you can take a look at the blogs and see what they've written.

Your task

Go into a few other people's blogs and leave some comments. You may offer a word of encouragement, or read some people's reasons for blogging and tell them what you think of it.

Other people may comment on your blog.

Blog about your experiences contributing to discussions on other people's blogs, and how you think blogs can be useful for you or the library.

What's next?

You may want to keep watching some people's blogs for new posts and adding comments where-ever you feel like encouraging, helping out with a problem or responding to what they've written. There's even ways of subscribing to their blogs, but that will be covered in steps 9 to 11 of 23 Things.

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1 comment:

ME Strauss said...

Hi! This is Liz Strauss of Successful Blog. You referenced my post 10 Reasons Readers Don't Leave Comments.

I would like to invite anyone who wants to try something fun to our Tuesday night get together. It starts at 7pm CST and usually lasts until about 10pm. There are always new people and we just talk in the comment box.

Tonight we are talking about "Things that go wrong." We might talk about blind dates, bad vacations, or a time we sat on our glasses -- things like that.

It can seem scary at first, but everyone is friendly and curious. You'll be welcomed. I know. Some of us are witty. It's always fun.

Please feel free to come, if you're inclined. Here's the link
The Mic Is On: We’re Talking About Things That Went Wrong . . .