Comments on Comments!

I think it’s time I gave you all  a list of  often Unspoken Rules in the world of commenting on blogs. These were written by Kim Cofino,  a teacher-librarian in an International School who blogs at Always Learning. (She’s pretty awesome in my humble opinion!)

Good comments:

  • are constructive, but not hurtful;
  • consider the author and the purpose of the post;
  • are always related to the content of the post;
  • include personal connections to what the author wrote;
  • answer a question, or add meaningful information to the content topic;
  • follow the writing process. Comments are a published piece of writing.

The full article and a complete set of blogging rules can be found at,

These Comment Starters were part of a post by another favorite teacher friend who blogs at Langwitches blog

  • This made me think about…….
  • I wonder why…….
  • Your writing made me form an opinion about…….
  • This post is relevant because…….
  • Your writing made me think that we should…….
  • I wish I understood why…….
  • This is important because…….
  • Another thing to consider is…….
  • I can relate to this…….
  • This makes me think of…….
  • I discovered…….
  • I don’t understand…….
  • I was reminded that…….
  • I found myself wondering…….

( originally from Youth Radio blog Netiquette–  which in turn was adapted from  Excellence and Imagination)

Any thoughts? Do these sound consistent to what you may have come up with on your own?

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