15 Tips On How To Build A Network By Leaving Comments That Add Value

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Sorry to be so long between posts. It’s fall here in New Hampshire. I’ve been out chopping wood and trying to get wood chips out of my socks… : (BlankVertSpace.4pixels

I read a post about the power of comments recently.

The basic idea is this: one of the best ways to build your online network, is by leaving comments that add value on other people’s posts. The idea of comments leading to connections conjured up this illustration.blank vertical space, 32 pixels high
Battery with comments as electrical wires connecting spiral CFL lightbulbs with meter showing high network strength idea leaving comments on posts helps you make connections and build network

blank vertical space, 32 pixels highAm I somebody that does his own electrical wiring? No. I can change a lightbulb– that’s about it. Here’s a detail image.blank vertical space, 32 pixels high
detail image Battery with comments as electrical wires connecting spiral CFL lightbulbs with meter showing high network strength idea leaving comments on posts helps you make connections and build network

blank vertical space, 32 pixels highBlankVertSpace.8pixelsSome comments are definitely better than others. I like chocolate. It inspires me…blank vertical space, 32 pixels high
Two Hershey's foil-wrapped chocolate kisses with little tags kisses hugs caresses squeezes kama sutra endorphins representing enthusiastic comments left on blog

blank vertical space, 32 pixels highBlankVertSpace.4pixelsWhat do I mean by leaving a comment that “adds value”?BlankVertSpace.4pixels

Comments like “Nice post!” and “Really enjoyed it!” don’t add anything to a post, content-wise. I’m not saying they don’t have value– they do. They’re kind, they’re supportive, they’re appreciated–…

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