Growing your blog and developing connections with peer bloggers is an integral aspect of blogging.
Perhaps, each industry requires certain method communication and when it comes to blogging community, it is the comments that play a major role.
It has various benefits such as backlinks, traffic and branding. Also be mindful of that itchy feeling of drilling an ink to your best article in the comments section.
There is a thin line between self-promotion and branding that has to be maintained. Commenting helps in making your presence felt in the market as a brand and keeps you in contact with the prime members.
Also in a general sense to attract potential traffic and product marketing investment, you need to have a sense of presence in the market of be noticed.
Selection of niche is really important contrary to what some may think link to be the most important aspect.
Just take it this way, you are reading about a travel blog and you post comments regarding link to gardening, would you think people would relate to it.
One thing that has to be understood that it’s the quality that matters rather than the quantity as some may perceive more comments translating to higher engagement and user traffic.
Perhaps the only time the comments get noticed are when they add something meaningful and add to the value of the content.
Generally, comments such as “nice info” and “good content” may appear to be positive in nature but are rather not considered by the author who curstes them.
Hence, commenting such remarks is not just your waste of time but also of the fellow bloggers by spamming it.
- So whenever you want post that has got a very good content and is unbiased analyze as to how you can add value to it. Always think if you feel an article just deserves a comment that is generically positive phrase, don’t comment. Next, if you find a really good article then make an effort to appreciate it’s specific issue that you liked and if you want to add any further information in regards to the topic, then do add it in the proper context. Keep the commentary precise and be economical.
- There are sites like Gravatar that can be signed up for branding purpose and putting forward your image as a blogger. It can help you to get noticed but don’t necessarily post any links for promotion unless it is required in the context of the article.
Apart from these there are other ways of appreciation such as tweeting or sharing the post as guest share and give credits to the commentary of specific reasons for the article and also mention what has it triggered the most, how are you enlightened and informed.
There are many benefits of commenting on other bloggers write-ups such as developing backlinks and gaining insights and recommendation from them.
By earning recommendations from the other bloggers it can help you build your own community, opens up the opportunity for collaboration and guest writing.
Now you can also comment a similar article with more information in the niche with proper articulation in the comment section below. It can also play a role for feedback mechanism and exchanging information around the corner.
Mistakes to Avoid:
- Over emphasizing your content type in the name section: Be careful to include your name on the designated section and just swiftly brief upon your comment and work. Don’t ever make the mistake of commenting links in the section as they are now not as powerful as they used to be.
- Avoid fake or spam email addresses: Be careful to not use the wrong mail in the comment section that puts off the reader and breaks the potential connection between the author and you. One suggestion is to operate with different emails when operating on various scales such as one for commenting, one for professional communication.
- Avoid using address not associated with Gravatar: Address that are not associated with the site will not have a professional badge linked to the comment and thus may not gain attention. It will portray all the possible information about you and your blog. The Gravatar is developed by the same company that owns WordPress.