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The Importance of Comments on Blogs

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 22, 2006

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As a reader, you probably like reading the comments that are left on blogs and perhaps you even leave comments on posts that you enjoy. While you may just like comments, I want to let you know that we love them!

VOX Daily Blog ReadersEvery time I receive an email from our blog notifying me that a new comment has just been left, I get so excited!

Finding out what you think, learning from your perspective, and hearing how much you appreciate what we do is a real boost of energy and your comments inspire me (and the entire Voices.com team) to continue providing you with industry news, fascinating content, and scores of opportunities to be part of a thriving and united community.

Commenting on blogs is also about building community.

When you see several comments on a post, you know that people are being affected and are reaching out to others. When you see dozens of comments, well, that's just incredible!

Each comment is a stepping stone to something more. It could be a conversation, a nugget of wisdom, or ideas for how to improve.

Many of your comments have resulted in new features for the Voices.com website and have yielded improvements to present features.

I've heard that on average for every comment you receive to a blog post, at least 1,000 people have read the blog post. That statistic is encouraging and reminds bloggers that your audience is made up of all kinds of different people who contribute to the success of a blog.

Participating on a blog or being a part of a blog community includes activities such as reading, commenting, sharing, or even posting your own blog post inspired by what you have just read.

This blog is truly a voice industry blog. We make a conscious effort to write about news, current affairs, human interest, and educational articles that inspire and motivate you as a professional voice actor.

Remember the official theme of the Olympic Games held in Torino, Italy this year?

It was "Passion Lives Here".

That's how we feel about the voice industry and working with you at Voices.com.

The VOX Daily blog is just one way that we can connect with each other, but it is also a very important way that is accessible to everyone.

As the blog is online, it can be visited from anywhere, commented on, and consumed regardless of time of day, location, and even in some cases, language. Anyone can comment. I've seen comments from professional voice actors, teachers, fans of voice over, investors, corporate entities, colleagues and family members of those featured on VOX Daily.

All of these comments have worth and inspire literally thousands of people around the world.

The more we hear from you, the better and stronger we all become as a community online and off-line.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us over the years and with your fellow readers.

Yours sincerely,

Stephanie

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Comments


    Good for you for encouraging comments! So many bloggers (and podcasters too) miss the point of social media entirely by turning comments off.

    Posted by:

      Stephanie,

      I'm delighted you have comments too. At my blog http://bobsouer.com/blog/ I've recently taken the step of not only permitting comments, but allowing them through without moderation. I've been able to this because of some superb tools that fight comment spam with great effectiveness, in particular Askimet.

      Whatever the case, I'm glad you give us a platform by which we can respond to your posts.

      Be well,
      Bob

      Posted by:

        Blog...Blog...Blog:

        Like lots of things the Internet can be used for some very horrific, troubling and damaging things, but when used properly it is simply amazing and the most wonderful resource of information there is.

        Blogs are a great way to "serve" others (in our case, those in the voiceover & entertainment industry) ... provided they are not used as abusive tools. So, when it comes to comments on blogs, they are quite simply more food for thought being served up. We all see things from a certain perspective (like 4 people on opposite street corners who witness an accident, they all viewed the same accident but from different angles, thus when all "corners" give their input, much is learned).

        So, I would encourage others to speak up and help each other by telling us: what you saw...how you see it....what your experience has been...etc.

        Brian in Charlotte
        www.VoiceOverforyou.com
        www.VoicePro.blogspot.com

        Posted by:

          It is only because they are so hard to come by that they are worth so much.

          Posted by:
          • Wolf58
          • October 22, 2009 1:57 PM

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