Tips and tricks on how to comment effectively

Commenting isn't just writing something, anything, at the bottom of a post. This can be far more successful if you know what to do and can do it well. It works better with a proper purpose, better technique and a full understanding of what you are doing. This makes the process of commenting more worth while for both you and the author of the post you are commenting on.

How to comment effectively is drilled down into three elements:


Commenting is writing on a reduced scale. You could think of commenting as a review of the post, but in a précis format to fit in the space provided.


Readers play a vital role because without them you won't get replies or be able to continue the conversation, and your efforts will have been wasted.


It is always important to understand how things work in the background if you want commenting to be successful and to fulfil your desired purpose.

Below are some articles which I have written to give you more of an insight into tips and tricks on how to comment effectively:

Writing techniques

A selection of posts showing you how to write better comments:

How to cope with anger when replying to comments
How do you tackle bad comments on your blog posts?
How to recognise good comments
How to be tactful to avoid conflict in commenting
How to avoid writing drive-by comments

Technical stuff

A selection of posts revealing solutions to technical problems:

How commenting affects SEO on your blog
How the comment settings affect the comment box
How feed readers can help with commenting
Ever considered writing a commenting policy?

Attracting an audience

A selection of posts that help you get your comments read:

How to make your comments stand out from the crowd
How to build relationships through commenting
How to get to know your readers better through commenting
How to expand your commenting reach
How to increase comments on your blog

Commenting for business

A selection of posts aimed at corporate commenting:

How to inoffensively stalk on social media for business reasons
How commenting to help others can create gains for your business
How commenting can attract an influencer on social media

Commenting for reassurance

A selection of posts which give you commenting confidence:

How to grow a thick skin to cope with nasty comments
How to benefit from disagreeing politely
How to gain authority and influence through commenting
How to use commenting to boost your reputation
How to build a good rapport when commenting online
How to gain the confidence to comment

Extra posts

A selection of posts not mentioned above:

How to find blogs to comment on
The ultimate guide to mastering commenting #2
The ultimate guide to mastering commenting revealed
How commenting affects social bookmarking performance