Blogging is much more than writing posts; comments are important part of blogging.
Comments allow your readers to add feedback to your posts and pages. Comments extend the conversation beyond your blog post allowing your readers to interact with you and each other.
It’s amazing how even just a few comments can make student realise they are writing for a global audience — for many is incredibly motivating.
Comments are an important part of both the readers and blogger’s learning process.
Default Comment Settings
By default, comments are enabled on all newly created blogs, and a comment form will appear at the bottom of posts and pages where readers can respond to what you’ve written.
Approved comments are displayed under the individual post or page. You just click on the post title to read the comments.
By default, the first comment by a new commenter is moderated and their subsequent comments are immediately published on all newly created blogs.
About Threaded Comments
Threaded comments allow readers to reply to other comments inline/nested which encourages better discussion and responses.
Below is an example of a post:
Here is an example of a threaded comment on the post:
How to leave a comment
To leave a comment on a post just:
1. Click on the post title or the “comment” link at the top or at the bottom of the post.
- The comment link may say something like “3 comments”, “Comments (0)” or even “No Comments”.
2. Scroll down the page to the comment form or click on Reply (to reply to a specific comment).
3. Enter your name and email address – your email address is hidden and only the blogger sees it
- If you are logged into your Edublogs account you won’t need to add these details.
4. Enter your blog or website details (optional).
- Leaving your blog or website details is important because bloggers and other readers often click on this link if they like what you’ve written and want to check out your blog!
5. Write your comment.
6. Enter the anti-spam word.
7. Select the ‘‘ if you want to be notified by email to comments by other readers.
8. Now click ‘Submit Comment’
Most readers are reluctant commenters, not because of lack of time, but because they feel uncomfortable leaving comments.
Read through the comments on these posts:
The comments on these posts provide:
- Reasons why readers mightn’t leave comments on blog posts
- Explanations of what makes a good comment
- Tips for encouraging readers to comment
Both posts are also a good example of how both the blogger and readers can interact with each other when encouraged properly.