Blogging 101 – Day 8

Day Eight: Be a Good Neighbor

The best thing you can do to build a readership is to engage. Publishing posts is just one part of blogging; interacting with the community is the other. You’ve already been following topics and blogs, so let’s take that up a notch with some comments.

Today’s assignment: leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.


I have been a good neighbor today since I wrote several stories and had to comment on several stories in each prompted blog story.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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3 Responses to Blogging 101 – Day 8

  1. lilpickmeup says:

    I admit I don’t make enough comments, but I am trying to. I admire those that read and comment especially after long posts. I am trying to do more of both. I wonder if it’s a “turn off” for those that see long posts. Mainly because of short attention span these days. I tend to be long winded and sometimes feel like I need to keep my word count down. I’m not sure if there is an actual science behind it though. 🙂


    • Tessa says:

      People go both ways there have been several conversations about it and commenting. The get mad if you don’t comment. Not everything needs a comment. A like works well enough. It really depends on subject and your feelings if you want to express them. Now length is another thing. Most of mine are long. If they don’t like it they don’t have to read it. I am not one to write short little nothings very often. I write storys that can be short or long. I write poems amd they are usually Haikus and short. Do what makes you happy. It is your blog. And between my 2 blogs I am almost to 900 followers. Must be doing something write. Hope this helps.

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