Having just read DA's new spam members for comments plan, I'm not impressed. However, the theme behind it isn't a bad one. We all do need to comment more to reinforce the bonds of our community.
That's why I thought I might try a couple of ideas of my own;
LEAVE A COMMENT DAY is simply that.
Pick one day of the year, let's say March 1st, for instance (plenty of time to advertise then). And encourage everyone to leave at least one comment on that day. Make a celebration of it. Feature one comment from that day (and a deviation or collection from the commenter) for the rest of that month. If enough people participate in this way then it could grow and grow. And hopefully the habit of commenting will stick.
The other idea is to add a little tag-line to your own comments saying something like 'I enjoyed commenting on your piece. Pass-this-along. Comment on someone else's art today'.
A simple piece of encouragement to motivate people.
If you're interested, you could post this journal or something similar of your own, on your own page. Go on, let's try to be community spirited for a change
What do you think?
Would you join in this?
Do you have any other ideas like this?
Go on, leave a comment