Careless Commenting

With all the opportunities on social media to be seen — writing our own stuff and/or commenting on others’ articles — there’s no lack of ways to showcase our abilities, right?

 

But what kind of impact are we making? What are we saying about our professionalism?

For those who write anything other than comments, I’m sure you take great care with your work. It represents you, so you dot the i’s and cross the t’s, and all that. Of course you do!

But what about your comments? Do you take those as seriously?

If not … why not?

Now I am not talking about those for whom English is a 2nd, 3rd, or 33rd language; bless you for taking the time to learn it as well as you have.

I am talking about seeing wrongly spelled words that even LI’s spellcheck would notice, comments with no end mark of punctuation, and comments that do not even speak to the original article’s message. When we comment, we’re exposing ourselves to all sorts of responses, everything from “Yes!” to “Are you *** kidding?”

What kind of responses do you want?

Commenting on posts is a terrific way to be seen, so let’s do our best to make our impact a positive one.