Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to make a comment on another blog

One of the most effective ways to become part of a blogging network (before you can learn how to facilitate in that environment) is to comment on other people's blogs. Part of the requirement of this course is to regularly comment on the blogs of the course participants. By doing this we will get to know each other better, develop an understanding of how blogging 'works, be able to support each other, share information and resources, and discuss each other's ideas.

How to leave a comment
To comment on a post, go to the post and click the "comment" button which is either at the top of the post or just below it. Write your comment and follow the instructions on how to post the comment. Don't worry if you do not see your comment straight away - some people 'moderate' their blogs which means they do not publish the comment until they have checked it to make sure it is not spam. If this is the case, it may take a couple of days before the blogger gets around to publishing your comment.

Subscribe to 'comments'
The other really important thing to do is remember to 'follow' or 'subscribe' to the comments. If you do this, you will be notified by email when another comment is made, and you'll be able to follow and be part of the discussion.

Tips for leaving comments on blogs
Commenting on your blog
Don't forget to add details of your blog on the course 'Participants' page so we know where your blog can be found, and we can come and leave a comment.

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