Say You, Say Me Do you want to be an isolated blogger? A blogging frog in the well? Surely, that's not what you want to be. You want to reach out and communicate with other bloggers by leaving constructive and meaningful comments on their sites. That's how you can get good karma and your blog benefits by having these other bloggers coming over to check you out.
One of the strategies to get traffic coming to your blog is to create a high profile by making yourself to be seen on the radar. Commenting on other blogs is one way to get noticed. Okay, it's not exactly a new topic and it has been bandied around in the blogging community. I'm just posting this as a passing thought. It might do some good to new bloggers.
By leaving comments on other blogs you will grab attention, develop a personal brand and create backlinks. This is a proven method. But don't just leave comments that are trite and commonplace such as " I agree", "good post", "yeah!" and so on.
One viewpoint is that if you give value by commenting in a constructive and sincere manner on a blog, then it should not be looked upon as spamming although the idea behind it is to gain traffic. Don't try to leave your site's URL with your comment because this is always frowned upon by most bloggers.
It is possible for you to be controversial with an opposite viewpoint without being rude and obnoxious. I'm sure no one would like to let his or her blog become a venue for flaming, name-calling or worse.
However, not everyone will be able to follow this strategy right down to the letter. The other point to consider is that many people are not full-time bloggers and to spend hours going from site to site can be a very taxing exercise although we are aware of some bloggers who are very active travelling along this route.
Sometimes, we also need to understand that, for some bloggers, the quality of the comment does NOT come easy for them. One must have a flair for it. Bearing in mind all this, if you can do it, then DO it. Comment.
One caveat to remember is that, despite the traffic you are getting, few people would bother to post a comment on your site if your content is shallow and crappy. To encourage comments from visitors, you need to write compelling articles that resonate with your readers.
A blog is an interactive discussion platform of which the author decides on the topic and the visitor is given the incentive to engage in a discussion.
What do you think?