Open Business Communications in Writing — Posts vs. Comments

Keywords: blogging , keepitalive , blogging tips , bloggingetiquette , blogginginsights , saltedcaramel

There’s an interesting discussion thread started by Sadje & Tanya, perhaps a good place to jump in might be here:

A couple of weeks ago, for Blogging Insights # 49, I asked my readers for any topics that they would like to see discussed on this forum. Sadje whom you all know from her tremendously popular blog KeepItAlive, was the first to respond. She presented a very discussion worthy topic, set out four questions and elaborated very clearly what she wanted us to tell her.

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/blogging-insights-51-blogging-etiquette-questions-from-sadje

I have a related question: What is the correct blogging etiquette when a comment you make on someone else’s post is not approved? I myself actually started a blog dedicated specifically to such cases (see jax.news.blog — although this was intended as a group blog, very few people have signed up & nobody besides myself seems to understand the intent, let alone posting posts … presumably the more or less draconian rules are a clear sign for visitors to close the window with only very minimal interaction).

In my opinion, all comments should be out in the open. Approval could be a matter of validating (e.g. granting “dofollow” status [vs. a default “nofollow” status] ). I believe comments have in large part been wiped out from blogs primarily due to the censorship (or perhaps the lack of understanding) of bloggers — basically: many people who write posts simply do not understand that they are supposed to approve comments.

I feel this is an important question, because open, transparent and lively communication is the lifeblood of all blogging.

Low-maintenance open-to-all chats will motivate bonding among employees, allow the group-members to contribute whenever they want, and give a voice to all

Keywords: professional development

If you want to suggest this idea at your company to encourage team-building while we work remotely, please feel free to share this post and let me know how it goes! What groups would you be interested in starting?

https://sophieexplains.com/2020/08/10/interest-related-chat-groups-at-work

By approaching networking with a mentality of service, you will show that you’re just as interested in helping as being helped

Keywords: COVID networking, Margaret Smith Minneapolis career coach, Margaret Smith professional speaker, network from home, network minneapolis, networking at home, value of networking

Show that you’re useful and willing to help. Otherwise, your invitation to connect will appear to be self-serving.

https://uxlblog.com/2020/06/10/network-from-home