Explore Blogs: Post Comments On Blogs That You Didn’t Know Until Today
How long has it been since you explored some new websites?
How long has it been since you posted comments on blogs you recently discovered?
Why should you comment and which blogs should you comment on?
Glad you asked. Let’s get to it…
Why Should You Comment On New Blogs?
Every second of every day another blog is started. If you’re commenting on the same 10 or 12 blogs every week you’re not even scratching the surface.
Personally, I don’t comment on blogs for the purpose of leaving my link. I read new blogs every day because I like to see new ideas and I comment because I want to something to say. Leaving my link is just a side benefit.
Because I’m not worried about getting my link accepted or impressing readers so they’ll visit my blog, my comments are natural-sounding and generally add some value to the post. And you’d be surprised at some of the blogs my traffic comes from.
Commenting On Relevant Blogs
Looking for blogs in a relevant niche is important, but you have to be careful if you want to get your comments accepted. Don’t just leave a comment so you can get a link. Add to the conversation.
Look at comments before yours and see if you can reply to a commentor, asking him a question or expanding on one of his points. Read the entire post and do the same. Ask a relevant question. Cite a relevant personal example. Do something to keep the conversation moving forward.
Commenting On Non-Relevant Blogs
I look at blog commenting as a way to extend my reach and gain more name recognition in the marketplace, a commenting on non-relevant blogs is just as effective. A reader on a celebrity blog might not have need of Dukeo right now, but if he sees my name often enough, on enough blogs, who knows? He may pay me a visit and he might help share my links.
So never overlook the opportunity to comment on any blog, especially if they’re new or in a non-relevant niche. Don’t do it for the link. Do it for the community and the name recognition and it’ll pay off in increase traffic that sticks.
Self-Promoting Comments Never Work
I think it’s important for bloggers to understand that readers today are much savvier than they were just a few years ago. They can recognize a self-promoting comment a mile away and they’ll call you out on it every time. Of course, that’s assuming the blog owner even publishes your comment.
There are no shortcuts.
You have to read the post and you have to read the other comments.
And you have to leave a comment that adds something to the conversation.
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