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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Making Comments on Posts

Nikki sent me this information on writing good comments on blog posts. It is from

What makes a GOOD comment?
Try using the success criteria listed below.

1.  Start by using their name.

2.  Explain what you liked about their post 

Use details not just 'It was great', try 'I loved they way you mixed the colours in your painting.  It made me feel like I was really looking at the fireworks.'

3.  Give one idea on how they could improve their work.  
Try saying .... 'If you wanted to make your prose even better, you might like to try.....'

4.  Ask them a question to encourage them to respond.  
you might like to try…..

5.  Finish with your FIRST name and our blog URL (you could add your age)
so they can come and visit us too!

Remember it is a challenge to make many constructive blog comments and see if they are published, but your comment is...

Seen by the WORLD - full sentences, correct spelling and punctuation
Words should be kind - encourage people in their learning
Keeping you safe - never share your information like phone numbers, last name or address
Check before you click - you can't fix mistakes once it is sent

You could use these starters for a change:

  • This made me think about
  • I wonder why
  • Your writing has made me think we should
  • I wish I understood why
  • This is important because
  • I can relate to this because
  • Another thing to consider is
  • I don't understand
  • I was reminded that
  • I found myself wondering…
These comment starters came from Mrs Gehle's Blog.  


  1. Wow it is awesome to see you getting into blogging. We love it. It is also great to see you following the advice off our blog about making a constructive comment. Even better that you were good Cyber Citizens and acknowledged your source.

    We also turned our comment hints into a Fist List to help remind us of what to include. Maybe you's like to make one of your own. See ours on our blog post about commenting.

    Allana - teacher at Springston School. :)

  2. Yah we are and hi my name is Isla.