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Let’s Have a Conversation! Commenting on AEA365 Posts by Sheila B. Robinson

Hello! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Volunteer Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with a few tips for getting the conversation going on our favorite blog.

Have you ever noticed that each aea365 post has a footer attached that invites you to comment on the post? Go ahead and look for it at the end of this post.

I’ll give you a moment.

Do you see it now? By the way, each post on our site has a footer – either a basic footer like the one below for an individual post, or a customized footer that describes a sponsored week.

Hot Tip: Make a comment on an aea365 post! Have you read an aea365 article that really makes you think, one that offers a new insight, or one that inspires you to ask the author a question? Perhaps you know something about the topic as well and have a bit of your own information to add. Why not let the author and aea365 readers know by making a comment, asking a question, or adding some relevant information?

Evaluators are some of the most approachable people I’ve ever met and aea365 authors often respond to comments on their posts. Comments allow for rich conversation among authors and readers, and since they are public, everyone is invited to join the discussion.

Cool Trick: It’s easy to post a comment! Just click on the word “comments” under the title of the post, and this is what you’ll see when you scroll down past the post, or simply click on “Leave a Comment” under the post title:

Image of Comment box area on aea365

As you can see, you must enter an email address, but don’t worry. This will not appear with your comment, nor will it be shared with anyone. You can click the box below the “submit comment” button if you would like email notification of any follow up comments.

Hot Tip: You won’t necessarily see your comment on the site right away. We do moderate comments from new commenters and it may take up to a couple of days to approve your comment so please be patient.

Rad Resources: Take Action! On the aea365 site, look up and to the right (or if you’re on a mobile device, scroll to the bottom of the page). Can you see the “Take Action box” near the top right of your screen? From there, you can subscribe to aea365 or to aea365 Comments via email or RSS.

Get Involved: Find an aea365 post that inspires YOU to make a comment and get the conversation started!

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

1 thought on “Let’s Have a Conversation! Commenting on AEA365 Posts by Sheila B. Robinson”

  1. Hi Sheila! I also appreciate it when people add resources in the comments. That way, I know I can go back to a blog post for a collection of resources. For example, and totally unrelated, here’s a great resource that applies the CDC evaluation framework to economic evaluation–in plain English! https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/program_eval/asthmaprogramguide_mod6.pdf

    Half tongue in cheek, half serious: is a comment with shameless self-promotion but a useful resource nonetheless better than no comment at all?

    Thanks for working on the weekends! 🙂

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