Three tips (plus a bonus tip) on how to use the comments feature effectively.
My favorite Triond relationship activity is to make comments after reading an article, story, or poem. Leaving a comment makes me feel like I am leaving a blessing for that author.
I breathe a breath of fresh air when I read comments left for my own works. I come away encouraged, hopeful, and wanting to write more.
Here are three tips on how to use the comments feature effectively.
Respond naturally to what you have read. Be free and use natural expressions. Writers want to know how their work is affecting their readers, so tell them. Triond user Melody Arcamo Lagrimas is an expert in leaving meaningful, heartfelt remarks.
Writers write to inspire readers, but readers can also re-inspire the author. I am encouraged at how Triond users go out of their way to leave positive comments to the author. Liane Schmidt is among the best in re-inspiring an author.
Criticism that is constructive will make the author a better writer while making the reader a better author. Don’t be afraid to offer gentle correction, a helpful tip, or a word of instruction. Most authors can handle it and in the long run we will all be better off if we encourage one another constructively. Nelson Doyle is someone I have observed who proffers constructive criticism.
I love finding new friends at the bottom of stranger’s articles. I suppose that most people make new Triond friends by reading their works, but for me it is reading the comments section. Some comments ring true to my soul. Other times I recognize a name over and over again making observations similar to mine. I then look up the author’s works and nine times out of ten, I like their works and add that author as a friend.
Okay people, use the comments section effectively by expressing yourself naturally and inspiring the authors who are sharing their souls. Give relevant advice to help improve an author’s writing. And don’t forget to look for new friends along the way as you read and leave comments.
One more item before you go. Leave me a comment on my article! Thank you beforehand.