Have you picked up my blog commenting ebook yet?
This is a smart read for learning how to blog comment effectively. Most blog commenters do commenting all wrong because they try to get traffic and profits through their blog comments. Few bloggers try to give value through blog comments which are why few bloggers make a genuine impact with this often ignored blogging strategy. People try to get backlinks through comments versus trying to give value to make friends. Please re-read that prior sentence.
My blog comment spam queue fills itself daily with folks who want to get through blog commenting and do it all wrong. People try to get me to see their backlinks by sharing non-genuine, mindless comments. Other people try to drop 5 or 10 of their links in the comments themselves. This is madness. If these people thought for one second what it looks like to see a comment with 25 links, 25 paragraphs long, in their blog back office, they would realize how foolish it is to use such a strategy. But of course, nobody thinks straight or clearly when fear drives them. I can feel the fear, greed, and desperation of these blog commenters through each spam comment.
Do you want to do blog commenting effectively? Do you want to do blog commenting right? Comment mainly to give. Comment mainly to serve. Comment mainly to help people by adding value to blog posts. Comment mainly to make friends. The number of friends I made through genuine blog commenting boggles the mind because all I did was leave my thoughts for free in a valuable, authentic way. I find it amazing that you can meet so many folks just by sharing your thoughts through comments, especially considering the fact that we share our thoughts with people all day long offline when you’re speaking with people.
Why not just share your thoughts online through comments to build your traffic, to grow your friend network and to increase your blogging business?
Stop commenting to get backlinks. Begin commenting to build friendships by sharing your thoughts in valuable fashion. Publish a few paragraphs if you would like to. At least write 4 to 5 sentences. How long does it take to write six or seven sentences, addressing your fellow blogger by name and signing off with your name? After spending a few minutes reading a blog post all it takes is a minute or two to publish a genuine comment that could lead to a long-term friendship. Long-term friendships lead to all types of blogging sweetness because the cross-promotion, cross creation, and general prospering nature of long-term blogging friendships stagger the mind when you think about it for just a moment.
Blog commenting is a gateway activity. This means commenting genially on a blog tends not to lead to an instant click or sale but the bonds you form through commenting build a gateway towards stunning blogging success. I published a few genuine comments on a well-read SEO blog 6 years ago. As my friendship with the blog owner flourished, he hired me and became my most lucrative freelance writing client. I even ghostwrote an e-book for him on Amazon that became a best-seller. Blog commenting opened the door again but as a gateway. I shared my thoughts genuinely a few times, we became friends and then the blogging business grew.