(Codes for the comment badges are available at the end of the post – take your Technicolor pick!)if emily posted on blog photos

This week, I guest posted at MomComm, a wonderful resource to help bloggers build stronger sites. Thanks to Melissa for allowing me to share Everything You Wanted to Know about Blog Images (But Were Afraid to Ask).

if emily posted comments netiquette Last week, I wrote about the love/hate relationships we have with comments, and was working on a comment policy anyone could use. This will be the first in a series I plan to offer. Badges that you can place on your site to tell your readers that their opinions and ideas are welcome, but they have to abide by some rules. (Ruckus, abide – the movie references run rampant – what’s new?)

The comments section of a blog is where it goes from monologue to dialog.
You need to set the tone for that conversation.
You need to tell your readers what is acceptable.

Comments are a wonderful part of the online connections we make, but they also can be misused and, sometimes, abused.

So, here’s the deal. The web is a ruckus. A loud one. But your blog, your space, you define what can happen there.

I don’t believe blogger and reader need be in agreement all the time, but I do believe that the following is necessary. Comments must be:

RELEVANT so we’re all on the same page.

USEFUL so that the discussion remains productive.

CONSTRUCTIVE so that I can understand your point of view and what you are saying

KIND because name-calling and hate speech isn’t welcome

URL-FREE because comments are not about self-promotion

SUPPORTIVE as defined by Merriam Webster as “to keep something going”

…this RUCKUS works for me, and I hope for you, too.

Feel free to use one of these badges on your site (you can grab the code below). Like the Safety Pins, I’ll continue to offer visual elements that help create better ways to communicate Terms of Endearment between you and your readers.

 

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