According to me comments are an important element of blogging because it enables readers to share their input concerning the material presented. Without their input, it would be hard to determine if the author’s information is a valuable one. I can compare this scenario to a classroom with only one student in the class and how that class would lack diversity and opportunities for growth for the lonely student. This analogy helps me to understand that a blogger not only seeks to be heard but to be sharpened as well in order to be a better well rounded individual.
However, it is true that not all blogs or bloggers have for intent of such positive outcome but if it were to me, the purpose of having a blog would be to that rationale. Other people can bring much to the way we think or view a certain things or concepts. It can either help our perspective to be broadened or it can make us more narrowed minded depending of what it entails. In order to write effective blog comments, an individual would have to take into consideration of what the author means; reflect upon it; and share his/her perspective on it. Too many times, do we see people talking without thinking and even writing without thinking which is, according to me, even worse.
I would have to say that an important element in writing blog comments effectively is to think before writing something publicly concerning anything. Another advice would be to be mindful that your name can be associated with everything that you say. It is a reality that some people lack skills in concealing their identity when they really need to. Be opinionated but be sensible as well.
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean a lack of sense, so use your freedom wisely.