Making Conversation: How to Think Up Good Comments

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I follow quite a few blogs and I’m not always able to comment what I’ve read, mostly due to my English. It takes a lot of effort and time to write something meaningful and hopefully understandable. Often I’m struck by the wit and fluent native language my fellow bloggers use, and feel I can’t express my thoughts. And when it comes to photoblogs without a story, “Beautiful” is often the only thing to say.

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Here on The Daily Post, we’re always advising you to build blog relationships by leaving substantive comments on other people’s posts. That’s easy enough to say, but how do you think of more to say than “Great post!” when all you can think to say is, well, “Great post!”

I often have trouble coming up with things to say — both in blog commenting sections and at parties. Here are some questions I ask myself when I want to leave a comment on a post but find I’m at a loss for words: 

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Beautified photos of Swedish everyday life. Graphic designer making pictures mainly in Stockholm and Göteborg, Sweden. Grafisk designer som promenerar och fotograferar. Och gör världen vackrare.

5 thoughts on “Making Conversation: How to Think Up Good Comments”

  1. I have the same problem and it needs a lot of time to look at all, what visitors are doing (Imagine 60 bloggers who “like” what I’m doing! I would need a secretary.). And with YOUR language, I have no chance at all.
    But you are able to express your sensitive looks.

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    • Most people are blogging to get reflexions from their followers, I guess… But it seems we have to communicate in English or another world language if we would like an audience for the blog, to get those comments and reactions on what we are doing.

      On the other hand it is difficult to discuss seriously in a foreign language. There is a saying that a picture says more than a thousand words, but sometimes I need the words more, especially when I’ve read a good post in somebody else’s blog.

      (I do understand if you are having problems with Swedish. My older posts are not translated at all. I had no idea what kind of project Vackrare would become when I started it.)

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  2. Well, I think it happen to almost all of us. For me, I just give my comment if the content of a post is very interesting. If it is not, then it will be very difficult to express something even when I like it very much.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    My first reflection is that it isn´t at all strange that photographers have diffuculty with the written Word – that´s usually why you chose to take Pictures rather than talk about them

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