By the time you read this sentence, there may or may not be a comment below. If there isn’t one, you might have a pearl of inspiration to be the first. If not, don’t worry about it; for someone else might have that inspiration.
If there already exists a comment, or more than one appear (as two and three typically follow one), add another.
The time will come (as the time always comes on different blog posts by different authors) when there will be multiple comments. Most will be in direct response to my content here. If this is true when you scroll below, I ask you to click one of the black REPLY buttons (created through CSS code that tweaks the standard WordPress button) and add a comment in response to someone else.
Create a conversation and generate a spark between the two of you, at which point (which always happens) a third or fourth comment will appear, in response to either the original one or your reply.
Many blogs employ comment nesting, whether there is a black reply button or some other mechanism. Don’t merely comment to the author, but comment to each other. By responding to each other, we build a community.
I always watch new comments as they arrive, and I add my thoughts here or there. Don’t be discouraged if I’m not commenting back to you. Let the comment section be as much about you and your relationships to each other as it is about whatever inspired that first comment.
If you haven’t signed up for a Gravatar, connected your blog to the CommentLuv directory, understood how to contextually link keywords to your website, or read about the importance of sharing links, you might want to learn how to comment better before reading the next sentence.
Who wants to start things off — and who wants to add the next comment?