Day 18: Analyze the Comments on Your Own Blog

Day 18: Analyze the Comments on Your Own Blog

Today’s activity is from Christy Tucker .In this task, you will conduct another self-audit on your blog. This time, the focus is on which posts generate conversations. If you can determine what made those past posts good conversation starters, maybe you can incorporate those features into future posts.

  • Which of your posts have generated the most comments?
  • Which has generated the best conversation? (The last question is about quantity; this one is about quality.)
  • Are there any patterns to the commenting on your own blog? Do certain types of posts generate more comments than others?
  • If you do see a pattern or commonality between posts that generate good comments, what can you do to increase those qualities in other posts?

After you write your post, be sure to tag it with "comment08."

Which of your posts have generated the most comments?

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Which has generated the best conversation? (The last question is about quantity; this one is about quality.)

    Are there any patterns to the commenting on your own blog? Do certain types of posts generate more comments than others?

    • So far I have not recognized a pattern in the relationship to comments. I do write many posts, where I simply share what I am doing at work, reflecting on what works and what does not. I mostly receive comments with "thank you" for posting this or additional questions to a program I reviewed.

    If you do see a pattern or commonality between posts that generate good comments, what can you do to increase those qualities in other posts?

    • There is no doubt, that since the Comment Challenge started, I have received more comments than ever before. It looks like that comments that go deeper than a "thank you" do not all the time have something to do with the way the post is written, but might depend more on the motivation, time and blogging experience of your readers. I feel that my blog post have not necessarily changed much in content to attract more comments, but that the comment challenge have lured lurkers out as well as encouraged beginning bloggers by giving them guidance and a purpose.