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Do you feel like spending time moderating and replying to comments is not worth it? Well the following post shows you why blog comments matter!
Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:
This article came to me by way of Nick Kellet of @Listly on Twitter. I have to agree with the reasons presented here, as they are the main reason that I keep comments open on TechCommGeekMom. I definitely am trying to start discussions, as long as they are respectfully done–opposing opinions are welcome as long as there can be an agreement to disagree during the discussion.
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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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2 thoughts on “5 Good Reasons Why You Should Encourage Blog Comments”
Copyblogger turned off their blog comments.
That’s a shame. I do monitor the comments on this blog, and unless it’s obviously spam, it doesn’t get published. I’ve only blocked or deleted one other comment, and it’s because it was from a person who wasn’t even in this field, and said hateful things in it. I was shocked and upset that someone could be so rude. Fortunately, I haven’t found anyone in the tech comm or elearning fields who have commented on here to be disrespectful. I don’t mind being told that I’m wrong, or hear a difference of opinion, but if the criticism isn’t constructive or respectful, then they are out. I’m glad I’ve only had to delete a comment only once so far.