- Always set your comment out like a letter. A nice way to begin is, "Dear Room 24". How well you know the person or class you're commenting to determines whether you use formal language or informal (friendly) language.
- Compliment the author of the post - tell them what interested you about their information.
- Be sure to answer any questions they may have asked at the end of their post.
- If you have any further information of interest or relevant personal views include these in your comment.
- If it's appropriate, ask a question or two about the post. This can continue a conversation - which is fun.
- Proofread, proofread, proofread. Check your spelling using a dictionary. Double check your sentences make sense and you've used good punctuation. Remember to use exclamation marks carefully; use more words to describe your enthusiasm rather than!!!!
- End your comment with a farewell ending. This could be: "Your classmate", "Your blogging friend", "Your Kiwi buddy", "Your new friend", "Kind regards", or even "Yours sincerely".
- Only use your christian name (never your surname).
If you are writing a comment on a blog you comment on regularly, you do not need to link our class blog at the end. Simply write: Valerie, Room 24
When you are writing a comment on a 'new' blog for the first time, it's okay to sign off:
Valerie, Taradale, New Zealand
(Notice I haven't repeated "Room 24")
If you are replying to a comment either on our blog or someone else's blog where you're replying to a reply, make sure you click on REPLY and write your comment in the reply section, not the new comment section. This helps people to be able to continue a conversation with you.