What Read And Comment Day?
Yesterday was Read and Comment day, where you have to make an active effort to comment on blogs and join the conversation. It was suggested by Chris Brogan, and true to form, he even left a comment here as well. Read and Comment day also inspired me to encourage people to strengthen their links to people on Twitter, especially the weaker links.
I put aside an hour last night to really go through my Google Reader (learnt how to use it yet?) and properly digest blog posts and comment. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of when I first started blogging in January when Prof. Netley advised us that we should comment twice as much as we post to establish a presence and drive traffic. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I forgot that along the way, but Read and Comment day really reminded me how important it is not just to create my own content by blogging, but to add value to others’ content as well.
How About You?
Have you found yourself commenting less than usual? Something holding you back from joining the conversation? Go post a couple of comments today. You’ll feel great!
- CC Chapman had a Twitter story I could totally relate to.
- Chanced upon how to get placement on blogs with a great example by Jason Falls. Read this before pitching a blogger please.
- Frederic talks about how bloggers are filters but not gatekeepers
- Found a great blog by Deirdre Breakenridge and a great post called the Twitter addiction
- Decided to follow Louis Gray’s social media consumption workflow for a day, and was pretty happy with it. Slotting in FriendFeed last makes sense.
- Finally, Steven Hodson’s post on the danger of social media falling in on itself.
All great topics, especially if you’re into social media. Why not read and comment on them (or right here) yourself?