I decided to take a little walk around my apartment complex this evening and really look at everything. I love fall so much, it has always been my favorite season. I love the nice breeze I feel and the changing colors. I noticed the little neighborhood cat wandering around the apartment and being as sweet… Continue reading A walk in my neighborhood (Photos)
The past week (since about Saturday night) has been filled with coughing, sneezing, and wheezing. I couldn't escape the annual upper respiratory infection and attempted in vain to treat it myself with de-congestions and an array of medicines. I finally broke down yesterday and went to the doctor to get some antibiotics and an inhaler… Continue reading How do you handle sickness?
Ah, the elusive comment. All bloggers know the joy of the comment notification, the disappointment of those posts where the “Leave a Comment” prompt never changes to a number. A good comment thread can elevate a lackluster post, and a bad one – one that’s full of in-fighting or self-promotion – can turn off new readers. I read some blogs for the comments alone. Certain bloggers have built communities of loyal commenters whose insightful and entertaining conversations are almost more fun than the posts themselves.
So how do you encourage good commenting on your site, and discourage bad behavior (or silence)? Here are some ideas:
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