Reading other blogs is a nice method to enhance your knowledge on various things and matters. There are thousands of new and interesting articles being posted everyday and sincerely I learned a lot of things through reading blogs. The knowledge and information about making money, history, current events and a lot of things are now determined by the tip of our fingers. Thanks to updated websites and blogs that provide us with various and beneficial information.
However, it is enough to be a silent reader. You can do a lot things with the articles or posts that you found on the Internet. Here is some of my suggestions of how not to be a silent reader.
Leaving Your Comment
I suggest this step to be an essential step before you proceed to any step below. Leaving comment is the most visible way to show that you are not a silent reader. I had mentioned about the 5 ways to be a great blog commenter so you might love to check it out.
Spreading The Message
Yes, the easiest and fastest way is by spreading the message! You can use Twitter or any social bookmarking site to spread the message telling the other people about the article that you read. Some blogs already installed TweetMeme or bookmarking plugin so it is easier for you to tweet the message to your followers.
Linking To The Articles
Linking is a great way to refer and telling the others about the articles that you had read through. You can link to the other articles or posts while mentioning any term or content related to the particular post. I suggest the best way to do this is by publishing the links in one post per month or per week for example the Sunday Killer Post by Lee from MyBlog2Day. This is a great way to tell the others about the articles that you think best so your readers will get the benefit from the links that you had posted.
Discuss The Articles
I believe this is the hardest way as discussing other articles might resulting in misinterpretation where you might say something different than the article. But this is the best way to appreciate the article as further discussion of the issue mentioned in the article might bring more interesting result for your site and the original writer of the article. Keep in mind – no plagiarism!
You might not feel anything to be silent reader but actually it is a loss not to response or react to the article that you read because there is potential in the article or ideas that had been shared by the writer. I believe some of us had realized about this so I would like to know what do you think. Happy blogging and blogwalking!