The People Connection
The living web is built on relationships that grow through conversation. A certain magic happens when blog comments turn into conversation. When a blogging conversation happens, ideas, thoughts, and information gets passed from person to person. In the process, we find a human connection.
The Four Keys to Reader Comments and Conversation
These won’t surprise or stun you. You already know them. They’re what we all do when we talk to any person we value.
- Come down from the podium. Talk to me like a person who can listen. Let me be as smart as you are, even when I don’t know what you do.
- Leave what you say a little unfinished. Then I can add a word in. When a talking person fills in every idea and detail before anyone else talks, that’s called a speech. The response becomes applause or that awful noise.
- Blog your experience. I’ll respond to what you tell me. I don’t have to agree with you for what you say to resonate.
- Hold up your end of the bargain. Respond to my comments as you would my conversation. It’s only polite.
They say “no blog is an island.” But a blog can be one, and blogging is not the same in isolation. The ideas, thoughts, and information that we share in blogging conversation make us stronger and expand us, as people, not just as bloggers.
Therein lies the magic — we meet and make each other better.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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