Part 3 of my ACAM series, which ran on January 28, 2014, gets into the nuts and bolts of leaving outstanding comments on other people's blogs. From this column:
A Template for Leaving Comments:
1. Start with an emotional connection to the topic. You may want to start by thanking the writer or poster. Be sure to show that you understand the problem, concern or issue expressed in the article.
For example, my comment about the New York Times article, “The Boy with a Thorn in His Joints” starts with a statement that shows my connection with and empathy for the ordeal these parents went through in their odyssey: “I was very impressed by Susannah Meadows' account. . . . .” See my comment here.
2. Mention your book as a resource in passing; or if you don't yet have a book, mention your website and the key focus of your practice. Remember, always let your readers know that you are an expert on the topic you are commenting on.
An example from the Ken Baumann article on https://www.celebritydiagnosis.com/ (and other sites): “I learned about Low Dose Naltrexone when writing my book, ‘Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases.’”
Please read the entire column here.