Special: Lifehacker'sguide to weblog comments

Leaving a comment on someone‘sweblog is like walking into their living room and joining in on a conversation. As in real life, online there are some people who are a pleasure to converse with, and some who are not.

Good blog commenters add to the discussion and are known as knowledgeable, informative, friendly and engaged. Build your own online social capital and become a great blog commenter by keeping these simple guidelines in mind before you post. —Special: Lifehacker‘sguide to weblog comments (Lifehacker)

Great link, courtesy of Clancy Ratliff, via the KairosNews blogs mailing list.

I am interested by “Don’t post when you’re angry, upset, drunk or emotional.”

Don’t post when you’re emotional? Isn’t that rather extreme, for those of us who aren’t Vulcans, anyway? But maybe I should stop writing now, since I’m feeling a bit emotional about this.

Oh, tanj.