Blog Comments 101: How To Write Them, And Receive More On Your Blog

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Blog comments are essential in the blogging world.

There are a lot of different aspects to blogging. Blog comments account for the interactivity and social side of blogging.

When browsing blogs, you can quickly evaluate if they have a very active community by checking the comments below each blog post.

It’s not uncommon for big blogs to receive hundreds of comments on each post. Blog readers like to express their opinions and to interact with each other through blog comments. They like to feel that they’re part of something together.

As a blogger, there are two aspects to consider: blog comments that people post on your own blog, and blog comments that you post on other people’s blogs.

The 2 Sides Of Blog Comments

Blog Comments On Your Own Blog

When you grow your blog, it’s always good to receive comments on your posts. However, you need to be careful and keep spammers away from your blog.

You should also think twice before approving comments such as: “Nice post“, “Cool blog“, “I like this“.

This type of short comments are either posted automatically by spammers, or by people who don’t really care about your blog. They are most likely submitted with the only goal of getting a new link back to their site.

It can be tempting to approve these blog comments to grow the number of comments on your blog. However, when some new visitors will read the comment section of your pages, your blog will look like it has low-quality.

Blog Comments On Other Blogs

You might be wondering how to write good comments…

When you’re considering posting comments on other blogs, you should always keep your end-goal in mind.

Instead of posting a short comment just to get a link back, try crafting a longer blog comment to show that: 1/ you care about this blog, 2/ you know your subject.

If you add value to that blog through your comment, you will most likely have a positive image in the eye of the blog owner, as well as his visitors.

As a result, you’ll earn a link AND more authority in your niche.

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Articles about Blog Comments on Dukeo

On Dukeo, I regularly publish posts about blog comments. Here are some examples of my most popular posts about this subject:

  • Blog Comments: Stop The Madness!
    Blog comments is one of the subjects that came up over and over again in the reviews that I received in the Review Contest that took place recently here at Dukeo. Seeing the kind of information about blog comments that circulates these days, it’s really not a big surprise that my somewhat different approach to […]
  • Blog Comments: Stop The Madness!
    Blog comments is one of the subjects that came up over and over again in the reviews that I received in the Review Contest that took place recently here at Dukeo. Seeing the kind of information about blog comments that circulates these days, it’s really not a big surprise that my somewhat different approach to […]
  • Blog Commenting Tips: 5 Steps for Making Impacts
    Are you fed up with see “Comment Drive By’s” in the blog-o-sphere? You know what I am talking about; the 1 or 2 word comments which agitate you to no end. People who thank you and leave are greedy bloggers look for a quick and easy backlink and nothing else. These individuals develop the reputation […]
  • Blog Commenting Tips: 5 Steps for Making Impacts
    Are you fed up with see “Comment Drive By’s” in the blog-o-sphere? You know what I am talking about; the 1 or 2 word comments which agitate you to no end. People who thank you and leave are greedy bloggers look for a quick and easy backlink and nothing else. These individuals develop the reputation […]
  • On The Importance of Addressing People By Their Names
    No matter how crowded and noisy a room is when you walk into it, there’s one word you’ll always hear above the din: Your name. Even if it’s spoken by someone on the other side of the room. The minute we hear our name our ears perk up. The Internet is just like a crowded […]
  • On The Importance of Addressing People By Their Names
    No matter how crowded and noisy a room is when you walk into it, there’s one word you’ll always hear above the din: Your name. Even if it’s spoken by someone on the other side of the room. The minute we hear our name our ears perk up. The Internet is just like a crowded […]
  • Comment Box: Use It To Cultivate Relationships & Grow Your Blog
    When we blog and when we post comments through a blog’s comment box, we open up ourselves to people in the internet and social media. This means, more often than not, each of us look for ways to build some sort of connections and form stronger relationship with our target readers. There are quite a […]
  • Comment Box: Use It To Cultivate Relationships & Grow Your Blog
    When we blog and when we post comments through a blog’s comment box, we open up ourselves to people in the internet and social media. This means, more often than not, each of us look for ways to build some sort of connections and form stronger relationship with our target readers. There are quite a […]
  • How To Disable Automatic Links In Your Blog’s Comments
    There are not many things that I could criticize about WordPress. However, one of the things that I would say to be a big mistake is the fact that WordPress automatically turns the urls in the comments into clickable links. This isn’t used a lot by regular blog visitors but as it is widely used […]
  • How To Disable Automatic Links In Your Blog’s Comments
    There are not many things that I could criticize about WordPress. However, one of the things that I would say to be a big mistake is the fact that WordPress automatically turns the urls in the comments into clickable links. This isn’t used a lot by regular blog visitors but as it is widely used […]

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