i am me because of you



I have noticed on the blog that some of your comments are not connected to the blog post. I’m interested to understand why…

For those of you who do write a thoughtful comment that is about the post, what do you do? How do you synthesize what you read and connect it to a thought that adds value to the conversation? How do you organize your thinking so what you have to write really shows others what you think?

What could you start doing to write more thoughtful and powerful comments?

Some strategies or ideas to consider….

  • Do you read the post a few times to understand what it is about?
  • Do you plan and write some ideas first before organizing your thoughts?
  • Do you connect with what someone else has written and challenge their thinking?
  • Do you write a thoughtful comment using a ‘word’ or ‘words’ from the text?

Comments on: "Connection" (97)

  1. I’m not boasting, but I always make sure my comment is well punctuated, sensible, engaging, and connected to the main idea. I rarely make spelling, too. I think in my punctuation and comprehension is above average, so I’m fine. I’m not exaggerating, because you all read my comments and understand them. I will make it my responsibility to help, assist and make sure others are improving, too. I know Taia is; he connected to a good quote, used correct punctuation, now he needs to connects with the main idea/blog post. Keep improving, everyone! Never be satisfied or comfortable! Always keep on the uncomfortable edge, never on the comfortable sofa! 🙂

  2. Sometimes I make slightly unrelated comments. But (I don’t mean to brag) but most of the time my comments are short, simple and thoughtful.

  3. I think that I need to be writing more thoughtful comments on the blog. This is because I need to become more independent on the blog. I will do this by coming on the blog more often which will help me become a better person in class.

    • True. Now I think you’ve really turned your hot spot into a bright spot. You are writing thoughtful comments and coming to our blog daily. Well done, and keep improving! 🙂

    • Zaena you are very honest Good for you.

    • Zaena you have written a very honest and thoughtful comment.

    • Zaena, I think your hot spot was that because either you didn’t have internet or you really didn’t have time for it. Because when school is over you always try to get a free computer to write a comment. Like you did for this comment. We went to ms.Ann’s room and you started writing a comment.

      • Ohhh, now I get it. It wasn’t then really a hot spot, or your problem. 🙂 The problem side was on your equipment. Maybe you can use a tablet, laptop, iPad, or phone. If you don’t have any of the devices stated above, get one. If you can’t get one, you’ll just have to make rushing for a computer after school a daily habit. I wish there was another way to help…

      • Saloni Patel said:

        Rahul you have seen Zaena carry a tablet to school.

      • Pranay Hira said:

        If you didn’t notice, I jumped into the staff room window after I took Mehwish’s 500 ksh.

      • Nice connection pranay and saloni.

      • Nice and engaging comment sarah and it’s detailed nice job.

      • Oh yeah. Zaena, just use your tablet to type comments. It’s not that hard. Just try.

    • Yes zaena just use your mums tablet if you dont have internet then try get internet.

    • You are right people who are always a step ahead,but some people go to the blog for the sake of going, so they are just like numpties but the ones who come to learn are the ones who truly fly.

  4. I think that my comments used to not relate to the post then after that they became related to the post and now I think I need to go where I was before wich is going to begin writing a thoughtful comment again. AM I RIGHT?

  5. I think that when we started the blog my comments were very shallow and I didn’t really make a commitment, But now (not to brag) I write thought and engaging comments that connect to the blog posts.

  6. Moraa Siika said:

    The posts Mr.Chad writes, are thoughtful and engaging. In return, we should also write a thoughtful and engaging comment. Before I write a comment I read the post, until I understand. Then, I connect it to daily life. For example, I connect this post to the other post Mr. Chad wrote on writing thoughtful comments. As Sarah said, I started off writing shallow comments, but now I have developed and become more confident… I have changed!

  7. Sometimes I don’t write stuff that are not necessary.

    • Fatma.r , I have noticed that you aren’t really committed to make your comments a bit less shallow and make them detailed, a lot of your comments are like that, they are just shallow.

    • Saloni Patel said:

      I don’t understand when you said certain things aren’t necessary. Please read your comment and add on to it.

    • Pranay Hira said:

      You need to be confident. Become popular between your friends. That makes you confident. That’s the way I got to writing many comments which are thoughtful. But I don’t make thoughtful replies anymore. But I try to. But practice makes perfect. Get used to the system.

    • Can you get deeper and let it all out? That’s what I do.
      Get more committed. Put more effort. Get in the action. I have already written a longer comment than you by telling you what to do! My point is, writing a 1 line comment should take 10 seconds. Now, maybe take 5 minutes, to read other’s comments, understand, think, comment, and type. Let it all flow…. 🙂

  8. Saloni Patel said:

    I always make sure that my post is connected to the blog post because I answer the questions that Mr Chad has put on the blog. Also after writing my post I go through it and think how I can add on to it or make it better. Sometimes I think of the words like focus, epiphany, synthesize, committment and other words to put into my text.

  9. samia juma said:

    Like Sarah and Moraa said,before I used to write shallow comments but now I write comments connected to the blog post.Though sometimes I still write comments that are not related to the post.

  10. Pranay Hira said:

    I used to write very deep and logical comments. But now, they just have a bit of logic. I don’t go that deep. To write many comments I just became popular in the school. That made me confident. And that makes me confident in writing many comments on the blog. Like Sarah, Moraa and Samia said, comments are shallow in the start. On the first blog post, I made a small and shallow comment. Barely a line.

    • As comments are shallow in the start, so is the water in the ocean. Then after a while your comments get deeper, while the ocean goes deeper. 🙂 I am being honest. Sometimes you just write crazy comments for the sake of it. Sometimes you are very honest and your comment is great. How will you maintain your comments to keep being good?

    • Rahul is right you do write crazy comments just for fun and that is sometimes.

  11. Sometimes I wrote a thoughtful comment. But not always. So I need to write a thoughtful comment every time. In order to do that I need to use a profound words. I’m connect that I had a same thingds with you, like that. I’m reading the post a few times. Because if I didn’t read the post few times, I can’t connect with the post. I can use the dictionary for thoughtful comment and also I can use the one book (becaus there is a many thoughtful words). Somtimes I connect with a someones comments. And also I challenge their thinking.

  12. Nice job evryone 52 comments nice try this is our list we can
    maybe next will get to increse more good night.

  13. I like connecting stuff with what the people say it is fun to share your connection with the whole class.

  14. Yes Dishi. Thats the spirit.

  15. I used to write shallow comments that only take up a line or two, but these days I have been making longer ,thoughtful comments and over the days I am getting better and adding more thoughtful comments.

  16. Thanks

  17. I love this spirit, guys! I am very proud and impressed with us. We are being positive, correcting each other, assisting, appreciating, and best of all, working as a TEAM. As one you make one good comment, and as a team you can make 100+, like now (93). Together Everyone Achieves More, while we are achieving more comments. Well done, everyone (except for the Numpties, who haven’t commented yet- where’s Ruby?)! Keep the spirit going! 🙂

  18. Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
    Anais Nin

    • I love your new style of writing comments, man! I love the quotes. Your punctuation has greatly improved (just a little more to perfect), and…. your comment connected to the blog post! You have truly stepped UP! 🙂 Well done!

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