Become a comment wizard
How often do you comment on other blogs per day? If it’s less than 2 you should get snapping on a new approach. If you look at most of the successful bloggers you will find them very oftenly on other blogs. Why? Because they know the secrete that makes or breaks a blogger!
Blogging is about being part of a community. No blog is an island to it’s self, and you as a blogger shouldn’t be ether. Get involved in your blogging community by commenting on your neighbor’s blogs.
So how do I get started?
Find blogs that you can identify with. Weather it’s because the blogger writes about the same topics as you or because he/she has the same style of writing as yourself. Find a post that you like and fire up your brain.
What should I comment?
Before you comment make sure you have read the entire post. Then ask yourself what could I add to this discussion. weather it be a question or a comment make sure you add to the value of the blogger’s work. Take your time and try to be insightful, nobody is rushing you.
What NOT to comment
It’s a really good idea not to say something like ‘I like your blog’ or ‘good post” Especially if that’s all you say. It shows that you are really lazy… or just a spam bot!
Should I disagree?
Sure If you find that you don’t agree with what the blogger has posted you should feel free to comment that. Make sure you use tact and point out your thinking on the subject. Also note the blogger may remove your comment, but they may also thank you for adding to their discussion.
Think of commenting as making new friends because that is what you are really doing.
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