If you are blogging but you aren’t making a habit of commenting on other blogs you are really missing out! There are a lot of reasons that commenting on other blogs benefits you! I won’t go over every single reason here, but I will share three good reasons that it benefits you! Hopefully after reading this you will be eager to get out there and comment on blogs!
First of all it is a GREAT way to build relationships and you really want to build relationships if you desire a successful blog. You want people coming back to your blog time and time again. If you post quality comments on other blogs people will find value in what you have to say and they will be interested in checking out your blog. I have even heard a story of two bloggers becoming best friends through their blogs! Now that is definitely benefit to commenting on other blogs!
Commenting brings exposure to your blog! When you comment on a blog your name field will be a link to your blog, and this is where quality comments come in handy. The other readers of the blogs that you are commenting on will see your comments and see you as someone who offers value and they will be far more likely to want to visit your blog and potentially be a loyal follower!
Also if the blogs that you comment on have the comment luv plug-in it will show the title of your most recent post. That is plug-in that I luv! I often click on other people’s latest blog post from comment luv and I have found some blogs that I love that way! I’m pretty sure that others have done the same with mine. So having a catchy title to your posts is handy for blog exposure too! Though if your comments lack value a catchy title won’t get you too far.
It helps you to grow intellectually! In order to write a thoughtful and valuable comment you need to really think about the original post (because you wouldn’t comment without actually reading the post!) so it can help you to stretch your intellect muscles. It comes a little quicker the more that you practice, as they say practice makes perfect! Especially ifÂ you find yourself reading quite a few posts on similar topics you will find that you have more to offer when you comment because you’ll have stored away nuggets of insight from other blogs that you have commented on. You can learn a lot from other blogs and also from reading the other comments that readers leave!
So now that you have three great reasons for commenting on blogs, why not start right now? Leave me a comment!