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Tips on HubPages #4 - Why Comments Matter

Updated on October 18, 2011

Man is a social being. As we socializes with other people, our normal way of communication involves comments that will agree or contradict with the issues you are tackling with.

Here on HubPages, I will always leave comments to articles that interest me. Comments matter to writers who thrive here. Although, some hubbers purposely exclude the comment box for others to leave insights, the rest, including me, follow the usual pattern of hubbing.

Both HubPages users and readers are my target audience when publishing an article. In my part, I share my hubs regarding the situation in my country.

Readers in the Philippines are becoming aware of what's going on in the country because I am concentrating on the issues that affect the lives of my countrymen.

Although, the scope of HubPages is for worldwide audience, I also contribute hubs that range with topics on travel and places, and people, too.


Painted by Travel Man
Painted by Travel Man

Reasons for leaving comments

Leaving comments is gratifying to all writers. It indicates that online readers are aware that you are contributing to HubPages and other writing sites.

You may leave comments on the article that you've read because:

  1. you are impressed with the writing style of the hubber.
  2. you want to add some information regarding the subject that was presented.
  3. you wanted to thank the writer for bringing the story into the light.
  4. you can relate with the particular topic that was published.
  5. you want to argue with the writer.

In my experience, the comments that I received came from hubbers who followed me since day one of my hubbing life. As my followers increase, newbies are doing their part to be known here at the site and at the same time invite fellow hubbers to read their hubs.

Nasty comments often come from non-member readers of the site. Some even wrote it in our Filipino language.

Although, disgusted with such kind of tirade from online users, I am also surprised that some students do leave comments for they use some of my hubs as reference for their assignments in school.

National television networks also noticed some of my hubs and their staff requested to base their documentary from it.

Limitations

There are options to moderate comments. The good thing in HubPages is that you can disapprove comments that you believe as a spam or just a promotional thread for another site.

In my part, I welcome some comments of non-member readers, as long as it is sensible and related with the article that I've written.

The comment alert or advisory will be linked to you email address. You can either check or leave the follow comment box blank if you want to follow comments that are written by the hubbers you are also following.

As long as you are leaving inspiring comments or different reactions based from what you've read, it will make the writer more proud and happy about his contribution on this site.

So please, always make it a habit to leave comments.

I will be happy to make more sensible hubs because of you.

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Another 5 days have passed, only two visible comments were left by fellow hubbers.

      @earthbound1974: I'm sure your hubs will be noticed by other hubbers as it focuses about women's welfare, and the like. Good luck to your advocacy. :D

      @Quirinus: Thank you for seeing the difference. I need to enumerate five reasons in order to value whatever insights you may leave here.

      Expecting for more comments to come. Please don't hesitate to do so.

    • Quirinus profile image

      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

      7 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Glad to view that list of 5 reasons to comment. It makes everything much clearer. I read from someone's hub somewhere about the merits of commenting, through a brief mention. This hub of your is much more enlightening.

      Thanks!

    • earthbound1974 profile image

      earthbound1974 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Count me in for this thread. I like to receive comments from other hubbers and online readers in order to know their opinion about my work.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      My apologies for waiting to accumulate your comments for the past eight days.

      1. gmwilliams - You're the first ever to take the heed.

      2. Admiral_Joraxx - Nice having your thoughts on my hub.

      3. masmasika - What a superlative, shortest comment!

      4. MikeNV - You really are the SEO expert. :D

      5. khareenize - Affirmative response is very much appreciated.

      6. Eiddwenn - How can I miss such beautiful remark coming from you.

      7. MaxFueled - Great guy, like you always leave valuable insight.

      8. moiragallaga - An additional tips is all I need.

      9. MsDora - You're thoughtful, too, Miss D!

      10. Arian Rey - What a way to end the first 10 comments!

      I'm waiting for the next 10 comments before I reply. Your action is adding positivism on this site!

    • Arian Rey profile image

      Arian Rey 

      7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

      It's a very thoughtful hub. Comments reveal how we are affecting the community. Hubbers are busy people; we should always be thankful if we receive insights or opinion from other writers that can make us more wiser and experienced here on HP.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks travel_man for writing on the importance of comments. You're right and it also show that you're very thoughtful.

    • moiragallaga profile image

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Good hub Travelman, comments do matter. In essence, it is a feedback mechanism for the author in addition to providing space for discussion or adding insights to the subject article.

    • MaxFueled profile image

      MaxFueled 

      7 years ago from , Fort Worth, Texas

      Great info travel_man1971! Thanks for the valuable tips.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and one for me to vote up.

      Here's to many more hubs toshare on her.

      Take care and have a great day.

      Eiddwen.

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      MikeNV 

      7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      The downside to comments is if they are too large a percentage of your content and not related it will actually skew the keyword density so Google will know less about what you are writing about thus your keyword targeting becomes dilluted. This can have an effect on the aiblity of people being able to find your articles. Sadly the same Google System which should serve targeted results doesn't always do what it should. Thus every member of hubpages should take the few extra seconds it takes to moderate their comments. The 3 comments above are exactly the kind of comments which ad ZERO value to your work. Sorry but it's those kind of comments that I'm talking about.

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      masmasika 

      7 years ago

      Great hub.

    • Admiral_Joraxx profile image

      Admiral_Joraxx 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! I've learned a lot from this hub. Thanks for sharing these guiding thoughts Travelman. Thanks a lot=) 1 vote up and useful.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      7 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      I totally concur and voted this hub up.

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