Bloggers are story tellers.
Quite simply, we’re grassroots reporters, whether our features cover the BP Oil Spill, the best organic baby foods, Hollywood’s latest
disaster star, Intel’s latest processor, or anything and everything in between. As such, most, if not all, of us wholeheartedly want, welcome and wish for comments. We absolutely thrive on this interactive feedback from our oftentimes faceless audience, and after a small taste, we very nearly crave the dialogue created on our blogs through our comment systems. For many, comments comments comments are the fuel that keeps them going.
So what’s the proper way to comment, as a blogger to another’s blog? Should we only strive for quality dialogue or should we allow bloggers to perpetuate the audacious acts of shameless plugging? Is there any way to reach a happy compromise?