I follow a lot of blogs. Some of them have to do with blogging or Internet marketing, others have to do with other topics such as mothering and book reviews. I try to leave comments often because I think blog commenting is important. I don’t always but I know I should.
Blog comment is good for the blogger and the reader. It is nice to write a blog post and get comments. Every blogger loves that. It is nice to hear from people and get to know them better. It also helps the blogger see who their audience is and where they might blog at.
As a blogger, it is important to leave blog comments to let other bloggers know they have readers and they are a great way to drive traffic back to your own site. Now you shouldn’t just comment for traffic. You should always leave a good comment based on the blog post. I see a lot of spam comments and I wish those people would take the time to read posts first. They would be able to drive traffic to their own site by doing that. If a blog comment looks like spam, it probably won’t get an approved and no one will see it.
Blog commenting is a great way to drive traffic to your site and it can be a lot of fun. Getting to know other bloggers is such a great idea! Even if you blog about different topics, you can still learn and help each other.
You can also get backlinks from blog commenting. If a blog has Comment Luv installed, which mine does, you should receive a Dofollow backlink when you comment. This is a reason why those of us using it might be more strict about who can leave a comment. You can easily do a search on Google for CommentLuv blogs in your niche. I really like this list of CommentLuv blogs. Make sure you know what type of comment the blogger is looking for to get approved. Some bloggers have very specific rules about it. You can read mine here.
Whenever I have time to work and feeling a little lost at what to do, I go read and comment on blogs. This puts me in the right mood for blogging and I often get inspired by what I read.
How many blogs do you follow? Do you usually comment or are you more of just a reader?
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