Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Asking for comments without being a whore.

I do like the way @chrisbrogan et al on Twitter phrase their requests for comments:

Can you help with some thoughts about _____? Comments and new ideas greatly appreciated. (bloglink)

Your comments will help provide context for others reading the post. (bloglink)

That's how it's supposed to be done. Social media and social networking are supposed to create thoughtful connections with people. Otherwise, let's leave it for PR hacks as a complex yet useless link spam system.

2 comments:

Bob Diamond said...

Asking first is always acceptable.

I wrote a comment on another post of yours about the problems that can be associated with taking a high IQ too seriously.

I forgot to hit the reply button so I could see if you had read it or not.

Bob Diamond R.Ph
DiamondRN@gmail.com

American Mensa

Heather Poirier said...

Hi, Bob, and thanks for the comment. I always read what people post on the blog. Low traffic, so it's easy.

H.