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Monday, July 17, 2006

Coming First.

A-listers have louder online voices. That's a no-brainer. As are some A-listers. But what about the commenters? If you are first to comment on an A-lister's blog, does that give you louder voice?

My facetious umbrage at being recently beaten to the comment punch on this blogpost led me to whimsically wonder whether fast blog commenting is a marketing skill we all need to cultivate. The vision included aggressive bloggers with an umbilical relationship with comment-monitoring software, RSS aggregators and no real world life.

Chris Yeh one-upped me again by positing the idea of using "automated comment generators that parse the RSS feeds of the A-Listers and then push out pre-generated comments on specific topics."

I have seen the future! Happy Monday!

4 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

While we can't all be on the A-List, bloggers like (insert name here) with their command of (insert strength here) will always have an important role to play in the blogosphere.

Why, just look at the example of (insert name here) and the recent case of the (insert anecdote here)! What a great demonstration of the power of social media.

12:06 PM, July 18, 2006  
Blogger john dodds said...

(Insert adulatory comment here), (insert mutual linking here) and (insert references to vlogging and podcasting everywhere).

12:12 PM, July 18, 2006  
Anonymous Ann Handley said...

There's a whole discipline called "strategic commenting."

http://www.rightconversation.com/2006/04/strategic_comme.html

...although your approach is (pick one: cutting edge, brilliant, interesting) and much more malleable!

6:56 PM, July 19, 2006  
Blogger john dodds said...

Interesting link Ann, I was all for it until I got to the action point requiring me to make a "flattering" comment. I may struggle on that one!

1:13 PM, July 20, 2006  

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