When attempting to establish the brand of a relatively new blog and build a community around what you’re attempting to accomplish, being rude to your commenters and generally an all-around asshat is simply not a good tactic.
And not just because it’s rude, but also because when we talk about avoiding the echo chamber, as we have here recently, it’s important to note that pushing away those that disagree with you and offer criticisms will likely force you into your own echo chamber.. one where your only commenters are those that agree with you..
And then all that you’ll hear is that echo.. echo.. echo…
Author: Matt Craven
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald.
Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota.
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