To comment on others articles is one of the best ways to promote articles but do you really read the articles you comment on. If you read the articles, do you actually pay your time to comment on that article? As a writer do you like the following comments: -
• Excellent share
• Great article
• Thanks for sharing
• Good article
• Nice views dear, well done
• Very true; and many more
Don’t you feel such comments are very incomplete? Those two or three words may suit the best after two or three honest lines but when said alonethey look like a duty done. Don’t you feel the same?
To comment on article is not an art but is an honest remark of how you felt after reading that article. A writer is the happiest person when he gets honest remarks about his article. To comment for promoting articles is not a bad thing to do but honest remarks or comments are what a writer wants.
May be the articles areread (not just clicked) and the reader may sometimes go blank on what to comment and at those times the comments such as great article, good article etc. may hold true but don’t make it the easiest way.
At expertscolumn.com I have seen people who are very good at commenting (I don’t want to take the names though). Honest comments are the best prize for any write. There were comments when people disagreed with me on certain topics but that was great information to receive when they told what they felt.
Don’t rush to comment on more and more articles. Give yourself sometime to read what the writer has put in. Appreciate his efforts by serious comments not just formalities. Formalities are best suited in office jobs not in the world of creative people.