Most every morning I wake up to some comments here on the blog. Awhile back I worked up to one that went like this:
Thanks for this nice post. I agree we all have these basic options in our PW dashboard but still we install external plugins to get our work done.
Recently, we have published a mega list of blogging tools. Would request you to please check and if you find it useful, please share with your visitors.
First off I was a bit confused about PW dashboard (maybe password?) but that’s not the point, it’s the link.
Also, asking me to share it? That’s not the point either.
In the post I shared the default tools that come in WordPress, Press This, Categories Tags Converter, Export and Import.
The link that was shared was a list of general blogging tools. And you know what?
It had nothing to do with the post.
See where I’m heading with this?
I Have No Issues with Links Left in Comments, If…
It’s really simple. If you are going to leave a link in a comment, make sure you:
- Leave a comment that says more than the simple fact that you liked the post. Give me something here. Explain a bit more why you do and feel free to offer another suggestion or two. Put a little thought into it. Then lead into the link that you want to share.
- Make sure the link has something to do with the post. It is added value. And I’m not talking about the situation where I am sharing a contact form plugin and you come in and basically sell another one. That doesn’t help anyone.
It’s not rocket-science.
And it’s just a matter of the comment relating to the actual post.
SPAM is SPAM, Worthless Comments Are Just As Bad
I know that the reality is we have to deal with these, and I’m okay with that. And maybe you just hope the blogger is so busy they ignore that it slipped through. But if you are taking the time to comment and want to add value, then do just that, add value.
It will make us all happier in the end.
Sidenote: I moderate all my comments these days so it won’t get through no matter how sneaky you are 🙂