Why You Should Leave a Comment!
I have lots of answers like: I am scary, you are too intimidated by my sweet tech skills, there is nothing to comment on, the comment button is busted.
So, you don’t leave a comment. No big deal right? Wrong. I would love to hear your voice. Yes, the voice of a Youth Worker. Someone who has questions, and is wrestling with teens and social media. Trying to figure out what is the best way to communicate to teenagers. I know I can help you communicate more effectively to teenagers, and that is why you are so critical to this conversation.
Here are 3 Reasons Why You Should Comment on Posts:
1. I use a program called Disqus. If you have a site, I recommend getting a free account. If you use wordpress just install the plugin, disqus comment system, on to your site and you are good to go. The comments get sent to your email so you can quickly keep the conversation going. I use this all the time, and it is so awesome to be able to communicate with youth workers across the country. On a side note both Adam Mclane and Doug Fields switched over to this amazing comment system…Maybe I do know what I am doing.
2. Create backlinks to your site. Yes, a comment can actually help your youth ministry site, or blog out. This is important for different rankings online. Michael Hyatt discusses why backlinking is important. Every time you comment you are building links on my site that direct to your site. It is a win-win situation.
3. Join the conversation. I do think that youth ministry/youth workers are losing their voice. We are losing our voice because we are not speaking up. Your voice is valuable, and needs to be heard because you can make an impact on other youth workers who are thinking the same question.
Go ahead and ask some rad questions!