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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Comments are worthy for any blog post

Any blog post got a proper shape with the comments on it. Without comments a blog post can turn to dead-metaphor. To be sure, all the great blogger valued their blog reader who occasionally and/or regularly put comments (i.e. reader's view on the subject matter) on the blog posts.

Recently I had commented on Michael Bolton's blog post "Testers: Get Out of the Quality Assurance Business" but was not published and sent a mail to me "Hi Selim...It's not that I haven't published your comments because they're bad. I haven't published them because they're so good, and they're worthy of a thoughtful reply. I haven't done that yet, but I will. Cheers,---Michael B".
---I was surprised how a great blogger gave importance to his ordinary blog reader and also gave importance to any comment on his post.

After couple of days Michael Bolton posted a separate post to answer my question in response to my comment starting with the kind words like “Here’s a case where a comment and question were worthy of a post of their own”. Here is the link of that post http://www.developsense.com/blog/2010/06/doing-development-work-vs-doing-quality-assurance/
What a great effort done by a great mentor in the field of testing for an unknown tester!!

Also i should appreciate blogger like Pradeep Soundararajan, always i got quick response from him whenever i put any comment to his blog post or send any mail to him or for any instant messages.

What I conceived, commenting/questioning is the most beneficial way to eliminate misunderstanding/misconception and also it is a easy manner for stating my thoughts to get expert opinion against my thoughts. I believe, if my comment/question is not that much worst then it will be responded by author or even from other readers which will assist me to assess my thoughts. In one response Michael Bolton said “responding to comments is a reward in itself”, which is true indeed.

What i'm trying by this post, is to inspire Bangladeshi testers (who are silent) to read famous testing blogs and start commenting/questioning based on your own thinking and understanding, even start own blog. By this way Bangladeshi testers can be known to the world of testing community.


Enjoy Blogging! Commenting! Questioning!

9 comments:

Mohit said...

Hi Selim,

You are absolutely right - Comments are worthy for any blog post.

The comments really helps to motivate the author to go ahead, they can be a reason of a debate/discussion and even research. It also helps to understand the reader's point of view. In short, they help the author in understanding the subject.

Thanks for great post :)

Selim Mia said...

@Mohit,

Thanks for your comment. Admittedly, this comment is very special to me because it very first comment in any of my blog post :)

Santhosh Tuppad said...

@Selim,
Great post and thanks for changing the comment setting so that now I can post comments on your blog *smiles*.

You are right about comments and your readers help you in learning as well sometimes. Also it is a motivating factor as Mohit mentioned in his comment which takes you to write more *smiles*.

This was interesting post - Many of us know this point but you published it *Thumbs up*.

Thanks,
Santhosh Shivanand Tuppad

Selim Mia said...

@Santhosh,

Thanks for your comment.

Yes, it is true that comments are motivating factor as well as we can learn something from the reader's comments, those i didn't mention in my post. By this post my intention is to inspire Bangladeshi testers to do that (who are silent).

Thanks again,
- Selim

Santhosh Tuppad said...

@Selim,
You are doing a fantastic work. Keep it up. And also you can get few Bangladeshi testers at uTest community. There is a local discussions group which one of the Bangladeshi tester has started whose name is Ashik ( He is known by scornik username at uTest forums ). I think you guys can team up and start cool initiatives in your location and rock.

Thanks,
Santhosh Shivanand Tuppad

Sharath Byregowda said...
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Sharath Byregowda said...

Selim Mia,

Here you go, a COMMENT :) (Just kidding)

I completely agree with you that comments help, motivate, and inspire the blog authors. And you my friend you deserve a comment from all of us at the BWST2. You to me are one of the very passionate software testers around, which was evident when you came down to our city for BWST2.

Selim how about you also start a Bangladeshi chapter of Weekend Testing? I would be very happy to help you with the Bangladeshi chapter. May be we could influence more passionate testers from your region.

Regards,
Sharath

Selim Mia said...

@Sharath,
Thanks for your comments.
It was my pleasure to be part of BWST2 and obviously it was very good learning experience for me.

About Weekend Testing chapter, i already discussed in our local testing community about WT Dhaka chapter and also trying to increase weekend testers in Dhaka to run Dhaka chapter successfully but it may take some times.

Regards,
-Selim

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