Blog Guidelines

Posting & Commenting Guidelines

Comments on a blog are essential. In order to create an interactive learning community, please follow these guidelines:

Think about the tone of your comment:

Be polite, friendly and encouraging.
Have some humour, but do not be hurtful.
If you disagree, don’t be rude about it; give constructive feedback (ie. “I respect your opinion, but I disagree with you because…”).

Think about the content of your comment:

Keep your comment on topic and make sense.
Say something about the original post.
Don’t say random stuff or get really silly.
Be formal.
Avoid texting shortcuts like u for you and l8r for later, and only use one emoticon if you need to.
Sometimes add a question at the end to keep the conversation going.

Think about the conventions of your comment:

Try to fix your spelling mistakes.
Use proper grammar: check for capitals, periods, commas, etc.
One “!” will do, you don’t need a string of exclamation marks.
Use capitals in the right places: people’s names, places, the beginning of a sentence, and on “I” ( no evil i’s ).
Writing a sentence in all capitals is like yelling or shouting and it’s considered very rude.
Remember, your writing is a reflection of who YOU are. Make sure your comments put your best self out there!