What should I comment on a good video?

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In this blog article, we are going to have an in-depth look at what you should comment on in a good video. We will also tackle ‌what not to comment on, media platforms on which you can comment on videos and types of comments and commenters in order to help you make the right comments.

What should I comment on a good video?

You should comment on a good video by clearly stating what you like about it or how it has changed/enlightened you. While there are many things that you can comment on in a good video, there are certain do and don’t that you should consider before you comment. Ask yourself the question, what is the purpose of my comments? 

Once you can answer this question, you will ‌comment with clarity and purpose whether you want to thank the creator of the video, appreciate the content posted, or give your opinion on ‌the video.

Video sharing platforms that allow you to comment on videos

YouTube

YouTube is the biggest and most well-known video aggregating and sharing platform. It was founded on 14 February 2005  and has its headquarters in San Bruno, California, United States of America and is owned by google. 

According to statistics, it is the second most visited website only trailing its parent company’s search engine Google. As of 2022, there are over a billion hours of videos posted by a myriad of content creators concerning various topics that you can watch, like and comment on. 

To comment on YouTube, you must have a google account which you can use to sign in, watch and comment on videos.

Tik Tok

Our second video sharing platform is no other than the fast-growing TikTok also known as Douyin in China where it is based and owned by ByteDance LTD. 

TikTok markets itself as a short-form video-sharing application that allows users to post short videos (15 seconds to 10 minutes) on various genres such as dances, pranks, educative content, trick, jokes and entertaining content that you can comment on. 

According to the parent company ByteDance LTD, TikTok has a billion monthly users. To watch and comment on TikTok videos, you must have a must download the TikTok app on Google or Apple play store. You must also create an account which you can use to post, watch, like and comment on videos. 

Facebook 

One of the earliest social networking platforms and parent company to other platforms that we will look at (Instagram and WhatsApp) is one of the most used social media platforms used to share information as well as videos.

 It is owned by Meta Platforms and claims to have at least 2.8 billion monthly users. It is also ranked fourth in global internet usage. To comment on videos on Facebook, you must create an account that you will use to share texts, photos, post, watch, like and comment on videos. 

Instagram 

A subsidiary of Facebook and also owned by Meta Platforms is an American photo and video sharing social networking platform founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and later acquired by Facebook Inc. (Wikipedia). 

With roughly one billion monthly users, and 40 billion photos and videos posted since its inception, Instagram is a force to reckon with in the social media networking platform industry. To comment on videos on Instagram, you must have an Instagram account which you can use to watch, like and comment on videos posted by various content creators.

Vimeo

Vimeo was founded in 2004 in New York. It focuses on delivering high definition and quality videos across various platforms. As of 2022, it has over 80 million users who post and comment on various topics. To comment on Vimeo, you must also have an account which you can use to post, watch and comment on videos.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp messenger or simply WhatsApp is a free social media messaging platform owned by Meta Platforms. As of 2022, it is the most popular messaging platform with roughly 2 billion monthly users worldwide. 

While WhatsApp is a messenger application, it allows you to share and comment on videos, messages, and the status function. To comment on videos shared on WhatsApp, you must create an account using my personal mobile number, which you will use to engage other users.

Other photo sharing platforms that allow you to comment on videos include; Twitch, Patreon, Dailymotion and Metacafe.

21 one things to comment on good videos

 Love and affection comments

  • I love this video
  • I never stop watching this video
  • The content was lovely
  • I love the theme of the video
  • I am in love with the accuracy of this video
  • I will never tire of this song
  • I like your creativity.
  • I admire your determination to put in more effort

You can use these comments on your favourite song video or newly released content. 

Appreciation comments

  • Thank you for posting this video
  • You truly are the best
  • I really needed this information. Thank you so much.
  • I have learnt something new, thanks to you.
  • This video is a lifesaver.
  • Thank you for finding time to make this video
  • Good job!
  • We notice how hard you are working

You can use these comments to show your gratitude to the content creator

Funny comments

  • How can I like this video twice?
  • Can you make a ten-hour version? I am tired of hitting repeat.
  • I am going to use this video to light up the wood cause this content is on fire
  • I will never get tired of this video
  • Haters gonna hate!
  • They called the police on me for watching this video, turns out the police are fans
  • I am here to check the comments, who else?
  • Please get my comment to 1k likes
  • You need new haters. The old ones became fans.

Types of comments and commenters

The one-word commenter

The one word commenter, as the name suggests, literally comments on one word. With little effort put into commenting, you will find him or her writing one-word sentences in the comment section, such as funny, lame, cool, nice, or cringe. 

While most content creators wish they comment more, any form of engagement is good engagement to their videos. 

The article writer.

The article writer has some basic or in-depth knowledge about the content of the video. He or she takes the commenting on the video as an opportunity to show the world what they know. Most of the time, this is usually unsolicited advice, but hey, they can also be educative, informative and interesting to read. 

To find the article writer, look out for comments with the read more button.

The antagonist

As the title says, this person actively opposes the video content and is hostile to the content creator. In a nutshell, that is an antagonist for you. He or she has no kind words for you and your content. 

You will find comments such as “boring video”, “nobody even likes your video” or “this video was just a total waste of time.” Please do not be an antagonist in the comment section. If the content does not please you, kindly give your opinion politely.

The self-advancing commenter

As the name suggests, this commenter is only in the comment section, for one thing, to promote themselves or their products. It is not uncommon to find comments such as “watch my latest video on…” “give me a like” or even “here is a link to my product.” 

Their comments have nothing to do with the content of the video. However, we appreciate them for filling up the comment section.

The conflict starter

The conflict starter starts conflicts. As simple as that. He or she comments, on controversial, provocative or divisive things that inevitably start conflicts since everyone wants to counter their opinion and give their two senses. 

The funny thing about the war starter is that he does not engage in the conflict but sits back, relaxes and watches the conflict going on probably while having some popcorn.

Other commenters include the funny guy, the commenter to comments and the editor.

What not to comment on videos

Insults

Maintaining decorum on your social comments is important as insults can lead to you being blocked from the content material, receiving warnings from the social media platform or running the risk of having your account disabled meaning you cannot watch or comment on other videos ever again.

 If this reason is not sufficient, avoid insults, as they are a sign of disrespect and can cause unwarranted emotional harm.

Derogatory remarks concerning other people.

Do not for any reason comment with derogatory remarks concerning the appearance and bodies of other people, as this may cause significant damage not only to their emotions but also to mental health. 

Derogatory comments only ‌show a lack of respect, hostility, and disregard for others. 

Discriminating remarks on race, gender or orientation

We understand that different people have views and opinions. This being said, no one may discriminate against another according to their race, gender or orientation. It is also important to note that such comments can warrant legal action and put you in deep trouble with law enforcement organs. Respect others as you would wish to be respected.

Conclusion

In this article, we learnt about types of comments and commenters, what not to comment on videos and ‌21 things you can comment on good videos. We hope this information was useful to you, your friends and family. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.

Frequently asked questions: What should I comment on a good video

How do you comment on a good video?

Use positive and inspiring words to show appreciation for the content provided for you. Use words such as exceptional content, thank you for making this video or this video was really informative.

How do you write an attractive comment?

Watch the video, understand the purpose of the comment, read other comments and finally, make your own comment that applies to the topic of the video.

How do you comment positively?

Use words such as impressive, extraordinary, exciting, exceptional, outstanding, funny, etc.

Citations

Mvperry. (April, 21,2021). 9 types of commenters. YouTube. Retrieved from :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Lhdsy6Uu4&t=160s

Wikipedia. Instagram. Wikipedia. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instagram

Wikipedia. WhatsApp. Wikipedia. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/whatsapp

Statista research department. WhatsApp-statistics and facts. Statista. Retrieved from: https://www.statista.com/topics/2018/whatsapp/#:~:text=As%20of%202021%2C%20WhatsApp%20is,most%20popular%20social%20network%20worldwide.

Bojukyan E. (September, 9 2021). 20 Types of Funny YouTube Comments You Can’t Miss. retrieved from https://www.renderforest.com/blog/funny-youtube-comments 

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