The topic of blog commenting really intrigues me and so I have written
and made several blog posts about it.
Blog Commenting For Dummies is my latest post, but I want to make something
clear before I continue:
I do not want to imply that people who take the time to read and make
comments on my blog posts are dummies.
Far from that!
I really value my readers and the ones who make comments of encouragement
and appreciation are my heroes.
Even those who disagree with my posts are welcome, because they help to keep
me honest and to re- examine my opinions.
So, please don’t be offended by blog commenting for dummies -it is written for
those who make blog comments that are:
- Rude and offensive
- Blatant ads for their opportunity
There is absolutely nothing wrong with making a blog comment that is adding
some value to the blog you are commenting on and then having your comment
lead back to your own blog or business.
That is a win-win situation and as a community bloggers like to help other bloggers!
The challenge is to make your comments relevant and meaningful.
But that should not be too hard, if you have taken the time to read the bloggers’ posts.
Your comments do not have to be long, though they should be more than just “great”
or “good stuff”!
The best way, in my opinion is to read the blogger’s post to get the focus of what is intended
- Summarize the post and comment on the whole idea
- Or, pick one or 2 points in the post and either agree or disagree
That is all it takes to become part of the conversation and move the dialogue along.
As far as I know all blog commenting platforms allows the commentor the ability to
leave their website URL, so that the owner of the blog you are commenting on and
anyone else reading your comments can go check out your blog.
You never know, they might just decide to do some business with you or maybe refer
you to others.
However, if you make comments that shows that you have not engaged in any meaningful
way with either the blog owner’s post or other commentors then your comments will simply
be deleted, which is another very useful feature of blogging platforms.
So don’t be a dummie when making blog comments!
Get smart about your online activities and make them brand you into a valuable and value -added
citizen of the Internet!
Read this post by Nathan Bransford that further describes how to write a good blog comment