by ClubBlogger on Friday, November 21st, 2008 | 31 Comments
If you are a blog owner the one thing that you want to see is lots of comments on your blog. Comments let you know readers like what you have written and want to share their thoughts. It’s a way of showing how popular your blog is. Some will become subscribers and some wont, but a high subscriber number does not necessarily mean that you will get hundreds (or thousands in some of the most popular blogs) of comments every time you write a new post.
Most comments will come from readers who are not subscribed to your feed. They will most likely come from the blog owners who posts you commented on. I myself try and (99.9 percent of the time I do) if someone leave a comment on my blog, I visit them and return the favor. The only time I don’t leave a comment is if their blog is no way familiar to what I’m blogging about. For example If they left a comment and I go visit and find out their blog is about cars,video games etc, I wont leave one because that is not in my niche.
One of the easy methods I use to leave comments is this:
When I visit a blog to leave a comment, I look at all the other readers who was there before me and left a comment.
I then go down the line to check out their last post or click on their gravator to visit their site.
If it is a site that has updated posts and I like it, I leave a comment. I then repeat this process on other blogs.
Depending on the time I have and if my eyes don’t start hurting me too bad , I can do a lot of comments in a short period
The other method I use is I visit this link I bookmarked a while back.
I go down the line and visit and if they have been keeping up their blog and have content that I can relate to, I leave a comment.
If anyone has a list similar to this let me know so I can add it to my bookmarks.
The old saying works in this concept “You have to give to receive”
My post Successfully Marketing Your Blog: An Overview had some good comments on how you should comment on other blogs.
Try and leave useful meaning comments and try to avoid the one-liners.