Our new comment policy:
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Comment Policy of Philipscom is a note to my esteemed readers. As many of my readers know that I give much importance to readers’ comments on my pages.
In fact, I entered this arena of blogging as a comment author and I still love to comment on other fellow bloggers pages as often as I can.
Likewise, I prefer to get return comments from my fellow bloggers.
Yes, I was a comment author before having a blog of my own. You can read more on this line here in this post, an interview I had with one of the Non-Resident Indian blogger Reji Stephenson.
These days I am getting a lot of generic comments (one word or one line comments) on my page and I am fed up with that and thought of making a notification in this regard to my readers, thus this post, “philipscom’s new comment policy”.
When I make a comment on others posts I do take utmost care to stick to the subject and do drop a constructive comment relevant to the topic.
I prefer not to post a one-line comment just for the sake of getting some backlinks.
When I take that care while posting comments I do expect the same from others too.
As I said, I do give much importance to my visitors and readers’ especially to the one who do drop their feedback on our posts.
Philipscom is presently using CommentLuv comment option, that does not mean that one can just drop a one-word comment or a one line comment and get some link juice.
Since I do share valuable comments why I would allow others to post a generic comment on my page. No this will not happen on the pages of philipscom.
Hope our readers take this note in the right sense…
There are few friends start asking me hey, Philip why my comments are not showing or approved on your pages.
I did post some comments in the recent past, why you are not accepting it.
To such readers, my sincere answer is this post.
Hope you take this note in the right sense.
Is Blog Comments Dead?
But, if we look at some of the blog posts, (even some of the top bloggers’) we see literally no comments.
Seeing such posts one may get that kind of feelings that blog comments are dead.
Though the post is a well-written and a classic one, we do not find any comments on such wonderful posts. Why?
There may be a lot of reasons for such happenings.
I am not going to write anything about it.
But I am sure if the blog writers follow some comment policy very diligently we will get solid or constructive comments on our posts.
The Power of Blog Comments
In the recent times, I have posted an article on this subject under this title: “The Power of Blog Comments” elsewhere on these pages. Which very clearly talks about the power or impact our comments makes on fellow writer’s page.
Keeping this great effect in mind I follow those strategies in my blog commenting.
In short that brought in a lot of benefits in my blogging journey.
I request my visitors/readers who would like to drop their opinion in the form of a comment, to read the said article. So that before making a comment on these pages you can make a constructive and worth discussing feedback.
A Constructive Comment Make the Day of a blogger
Yes, indeed a single comment which talks in an elaborate way will surely make the day of the writer.
It may not count the number of comments but one worth or solid comment will talk more than a hundred comments with one word or a one-line praise.
Though some may accept generic comments on their pages, philipscom will not encourage such comments.
Sometimes this may reduce the present flow of comments here, but that does not matter.
So, No More One word or One-line Generic Comments Here…
Great Post’ ‘Excellent’ ‘Wonderful Post’ ‘Awesome Post’ ‘Well Done’ ‘Keep it up’ such generic comments are no doubt just meant for getting some link juice back!
Mostly these are made not even reading a sentence of the content.
It is very clear that such comments they post to get some traffic back.
The intention may be good but I am sorry to say that this will not be encouraged on these pages. Readers, please abstain from such posting.
Debatable Comments Are Welcome, Not Hateful one
I wholeheartedly welcome debatable comments on these pages. But hate to entertain hateful or hurting comments. No doubt such notes will surely go to the dustbin!
Some people just for the sake of creating some kind of confusion, post controversial notes, such comments too will not be entertained here.
If anyone tries to do that they are just wasting their time, instead they can go to some other place with such comments.
Sprinkling Links in Comments Are Not Welcome
Though we are using CommenLuv comment box option, that does not mean that you can just pour out any irrelevant links here.
Some have the habit of sprinkling irrelevant links in the comment box.
This is not a good trend and we never encourage such practices on these pages.
Use Your Real Name And Picture in the Comment
Since we are using the Akismet spam checker, we can easily find the spam comments. Though there are some genuine comments without the comment authors original name and image. Sad to say most of the time such comments will appear as spam comments and there are chances to go such comments in the spam folder and the blog author may not find it immediately.
If you post your comments with your real picture the blog owner can easily recognize and approve the comment.
Most often if the comment does not carry your profile image there is a great chance to unnoticed by the blog owner and thus that solid comment goes into the spam folder and will not see the light of the day.
There are many such comment authors who do not use their real name and image and miss their chance.
To avoid this I would suggest you create a gravatar image for you.
There is a wonderful tutorial, (Guest post) written by the pro blogger Chery Schmidt on these pages under the title “Adding Your picture to WordPress Blog Comments”
It is always good to show our identity to the general public or the readers. So use your original image as your profile picture while you make comments.
Typos in Comments Are Not A Good Sign
I know for sure many of my readers are not experts in English, but they want to say something solid via the comment, but sad they make mistakes in their language while typing the comment. Such comments sometimes I try to fix it and approve but this is not practical all the time.
So use Grammarly the amazing grammar and spell check tool which helps you fix such problems.
You can download this amazing tool from this link HERE
Concluding Note… BEWARE!!!
These are some of the real facts I wanted to convey with my esteemed readers who want to make their voice heard via the comment box.
Yes, BEWARE, Our comments on others’ pages will show our identity and it can silently talk volume about us! 🙂
So make sure you make relevant, constructive or debatable comments on fellow bloggers’ posts, which draws the attention of its readers.
Hope you will follow this tips while making comment on these pages only for your own benefits!
I once again appreciate your valuable time over here to read this as well as other posts elsewhere on Philipscom.
I appreciate your comments by following these tips.
Remember and note that we do reciprocate your comments by visiting your page if you do drop a solid comment here!
With Kind Regards,
For Philipscom Associates
Philip Verghese ‘Ariel
Thank you so much for your valuable time.
I love your feedbacks/comments!
Some of you know I entered the blogging arena as a blog comment author.
Yes, once upon a time I was a comment author without a blog!
Yes, I do visit fellow bloggers pages and drop valuable comments and that lead me to start a blog of my own.
Of course, that is a big story and you can read that elsewhere on these pages
Coming to the point, I accept feedback from my readers and often I do reciprocate.
Your feedback negative or positive, I would like to hear from you.
But there is a slight restriction/rule in this regard.
otherwise, you may miss the mark and your comments may not get approved!
So please do share your views in the comment box keeping the comment policy of philipscom,
In short, Philipscom will not approve comments that
1. Are One word or one line.
2. Are abusive, intimidating, threatening or inflammatory
3. Make offensive generalizations
4. Ramble without a point
5. Use offensive or insensitive language
6. Typed all in CAPITAL Letters.
7. Typed in a language other than English
8. Are irrelevant to the post in question
9. Contain self-promotional materials or links
10. Give unnecessary, advice to Philipscom
Philipscom also reserves the right to edit comments or to remove material that does not conform to our comment policy.
If time permits please do visit this post related to blogcomments.