I know that many of you readers come here, read what you want, make use of the information you want and go about your day without ever leaving a comment.

One of the main benefits of a blog is the ability to start a conversation directly with me, Jim, Chris, Keri, Melissa, Season…or any of the other authors…and even the other readers.

So, if you have been a silent reader of this blog and want to know the benefits of leaving comments, let me give you some tips on why you should be doing it.

1. You’re Helping to Build a Community.

This community is built around seniors and those helping seniors. Leaving comments is a way of showing that you care and want to share your opinion with others.  The comments can be a suggestion, feedback, appreciation or even constructive criticism. Just be sure they aren’t self promoting, spammy or abusive.

So, even if you are just stopping by, make that little effort and write a comment, even if it’s just a line.

2. You’re Alerting Me to Who You Are.

If you regularly leave comments on this blog, I will start to recognize your name.

If you leave some really interesting comments, we may even ask you to “guest blog” some day.

3. You’re Getting What You Want.

You should leave a comment because that’s how I judge what you want.  Also this is how you can get your general (not case specific) questions answered rapidly.

4. You’re Adding Traffic to the Site.

When you leave a comment, it will help others find us faster on search engines such as Yahoo and Google.

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