My Blog Comments to other bloggers
I really enjoyed reading through your post, and hearing your insight, and opinion on the value of not only blog comments but also watching what you post. A lot of people tend to write at times when they are full of emotion, bad or good, which can turn out for the worst in some cases. Your comment reminded me of Mark Zuckerberg when he was blogging while “upset.” I have seen in several cases where social media has been used as a tool for one to express their concern, or simply their emotions, and in most cases they may post something that they will regret later, or something they didn’t realize so many people had seen. You made a really good point in saying your name can be associated with anything you say, because that’s the simple truth.
I totally agree with your opinion in this post. I feel it is not unethical in any way, if one posts it to the public, than obviously they are not ashamed of their content. I feel most people today are perfectly aware of just how open the web is, and how now more than ever people are checking the web to find out more about an individual. So, how would it be unethical to monitor ones content on the web? I feel the only way it would become unethical is if one were to be punished for their personal opinion. As long as it does not make the company look bad, I feel it is all fair game. Other than that I think it is quite amazing how these companies such as the one you listed, “Trackur,” has such an ability as you described.
I really enjoyed reading your blog, and can definitely relate to the excitement this new idea of blogging bought to you. I never knew about blogging before I was a student in on of Professor Nixon’s classes and now I’m thrilled to one day start a photography blog, where I can write about and share my experiences. Her classes have really opened up my eyes to the world of social media, now I am a frequent Twitter user, and WordPress. It’s crazy when we realize that people have been doing these things for a few years, and now we have finally become familiar with these things, and very much enjoy them. Great post, and I can definitely relate.
Melanie, I enjoyed reading this post. I liked your sense of humor, and thought it was broken down well into your steps, on how to write blog comments. I especially liked how you tied a bible verse into those steps. It’s funny how you said when we read most comments, they are either all over the place, or very negative, and even rude at times. I think it is very important that one comes across in a matter that is respectful, but not afraid to use constructive criticism. Many people tend to forget that blog comments can help an individual create better content for their reader’s, they aren’t just for the use of critiquing ones post.
Melanie, I found this blog post very insightful, and useful for individuals who may have never experienced this world we call “social media.” I feel it’s much easier to read how you broke it into columns, and described them individually, as we know how social media can become very confusing. I feel like in order for one to get the full grasp of these social media outlets, one would have to try them out for their self. That’s the way I found best, was to experience them in order to see the positive side. Many people may be critical of these outlets at first, especially people from an elder generation, but once one is able to become familiar I feel like majority will have a positive outlook.
Blog Comment #6; The Power Of The Comment by: Joshua Massaro
I liked your comments post, I like how you said it doesn’t matter if the comment is negative or positive, as long as it’s a comment. The sense of satisfaction you touched on was also a good point, I’ve always learned how important it is to have a good sense of accomplishment, it increases confidence in your work ethic and yourself. It was also very insightful for you to list 3 things to remember when commenting on blogs. It is very important that one shows interest in other blogs with either a question or some other form of interaction with the blogger, and it’s definitely better than the “great post” feedback.
Blog Comment #7: Are podcasts beneficial? by: Tara Parker
Tara, this was a very informal post. I found two podcasts I’m definitely going to check out in the near future. I used to be a huge fan of podcasts when I had access to them, I used them for sermons mainly, but now that I hear so much about them in my PR classes I will check out other genre’s podcasts have to offer. The Coming Up PR one sounds really encouraging and informal, especially to those who are beginners in this subject. I will definitely be checking these out and finding more in the genre of PR, thanks for reference.
Blog Comment #8; Community Relations by: Josh Massaro
Great post, you touched on all of the main things one should be concerned with and manage well within a community, and relationships. I wish more people would post straight to the point, and not feel like they have to fluff up their post, but rather post what’s important and what is going to stick with people. I’m not saying people should cut posts short, but take the idea of having “meat” in their posts and less filling so to speak. If a blog needs to be longer in order to tell the story so the reader can visualize it, then so be it, if they need to make it longer so that it may be more informal, than that’s good too, I’m simply saying the posts where one can just skim through, the writer should focus on saving those points until they have a more solid post to publish.
Comment #9; How to get yourself hired by: Katie Changes Clothes
It’s always nice and refreshing to read a post full of advice, and a tad bit of opinion. I really liked the key points you listed and a few of them were actually points that slipped my mind when it comes to creating a successful resume. I really enjoyed your last paragraph, and took a lot from that, one can never be to prepared and I thought that was a great point about researching questions you’re more likely to be asked. It’s sad when you see individuals who struggle to get a job due to their lack of knowledge as far as resumes and preparation goes, and I think it’s safe to say the internet can probably prepare most a lot more than they would care to admit.
Blog Comment #10; Tips on presenting by: Whitney Gonzalez
I really like how you made it short and sweet as far as the title of each tip goes. These are wonderful tips, and I really liked number nine, be enthusiastic. I have always heard how is a customer going to be excited about a product if the salesperson is dull and boring. That is also so true with presenting something, being stiff and stern won’t produce results, and your presentation won’t be affective.