Blog commenting may be the most overlooked strategy for indirectly increasing blog traffic and profits.
Imagine increasing your blogging success by sharing thoughts in genuine fashion.
Everyone offers their opinion on a daily basis. Why not prosper by sharing your opinion online?
How to Comment on other Blogs: The Problem
Most bloggers struggle with this strategy because they do not know how to comment on other blogs.
Scan your spam folder. Do you see what I mean?
Bloggers usually believe that dropping as many short comments as humanly possible is the easy way to get backlinks. But the reverse strategy rings true.
Publishing genuine, detailed comments in a few strategic spots daily makes the greatest impact.
Unfortunately, few bloggers teach genuine blog commenting strategies because most blog heavily from a fear intent.
Beware Blogging from a Lack Consciousness
For example, if you fear that you do not have enough:
you will seek out bloggers who teach you primarily how to get traffic, profits and business from a scarcity intent. Bloggers who teach from scarcity try to manipulate people into giving them what they want for the fear in their minds. The legions of bloggers who try to get backlinks by dropping 1000 generic comments on 1000 blogs and charge for this service add to blog commenting confusion. Unclear, new bloggers erroneously believe that if someone charges money for a blog commenting service that it must be a legitimate way to get backlinks.
Of course, the 100,000 plus spam comments written by backlink service providers in the Blogging From Paradise spam folder prove otherwise.
Let go of fear.
- add value
- help people
- make friends
Indirectly, backlinks, targeted traffic and business flow to bloggers who comment to share value and make friends.
Follow these tips to enjoy the benefits of a genuine blog commenting campaign.
1: Make Sure Commenting Feels Fun to You
Commenting works for bloggers who enjoy blog commenting.
Work/forced/strained energy makes commenting feel like a trip to a dentist who uses a mechanic’s wrench to remove your chompers.
Engage in blog commenting if it feels FUN to you. Enjoy the process to detach from the results of the process. If you love commenting on blogs you will not worry about the fruits of your commenting campaign. Removing worry from the process allows you to comment like a pro. Commenting mindfully lays the foundation for a powerful blogging campaign.
If blog commenting feels like work you will struggle to make an impact.
Commenting mainly for fun energizes you for a prospering blogger outreach campaign.
Genuine blog comments I published helped lead to Blogging From Paradise being featured on:
2: Manage Your Blog Commenting Energy
When I lived in a remote Costa Rican jungle Kelli and I hut/house sat for a dog named Thunder.
She was a Rhodesian Ridgeback, a dog bred for hunting lions.
She could run, jog and walk for 10 to 12 hours a day, easy.
She once scaled a 30 foot vertical cliff like a superhero.
The breed can run 30 MPH and can run at around 20 MPH for up to 30 minutes.
I tried keeping up with her daily but my body broke down after one 4 hour hike through the wild jungle settings.
I had to better manage my energy.
Make blog commenting a fun, light, playful activity.
Don’t force things.
Don’t push yourself.
Be pulled by your pleasure.
Blog commenting should feel like a leisurely walk through the tulips, not an ultra marathon sprint with a lion-hunting dog through a dangerous jungle.
Address fellow bloggers by name.
Appeal to bloggers by addressing them by name.
Most people appreciate someone who spends a few moments to address them by name. Whereas most bloggers hurriedly comment in generic fashion your moment of mindful customizing lets you stand out in a positive way.
4: Be Polite
Be polite to attract kind people.
Being polite aligns you with generous bloggers who make the online journey easier to navigate.
In contrast, being combative attracts contentious bloggers who make your online journey difficult.
Make life easier. Be a nice blog commentor.
Reference some point in the blog post.
I share and dissect some tip, technique, strategy or story noted.
Pay attention to bloggers. Prove your mindfulness. Stand out in a less attentive blogging world.
Add context to the comment.
6: Sign Off
I sign off comments with “Ryan”.
Signing off builds a stronger bond with your fellow blogger.
Bloggers see your name, recognize you, dig your personal touch, and friendships grow like weeds in the Costa Rican jungle.
Trust me; those weeds grow fast!
Personalize your sign off to add a gentle touch to your comment. Do the little things that help you stand out in a big way.
7: Relate through Relevance
Comment on relevant blogs.
Sometimes it’s OK to comment on blogs outside of your niche.
But stick to your niche to bond with like-minded people.
Target your blog commenting campaign. Connect with people who enjoy your blogging niche.
For example, I comment primarily on blogs within the blogging tips niche to bond with bloggers hungry for practical tips. Blogging From Paradise readers want me to share blogging tips. Commenting on these blogs links me with readers who want what I offer here.
If you need to find blogs for commenting check out this resource:
8: Read or Scan
Read or scan the post before you comment.
Add context to your offering.
If I have seen the same point made 5 to 10 times that day through other blogs, I get it.
There is no need to devote more energy to reading when I can be devoting that energy to adding content/value/social proof to a post through commenting.
Learn How to Overlook
Practice the art of overlooking various sections of posts oft-repeated because once you have learned something it is best to learn something new.
Pro bloggers benefit from re-visiting the fundamentals daily but reading a full post of “how to drive blog traffic” with the same 10 tips ten times daily does not benefit you or fellow bloggers. Scan what you know but drop genuine comments to build friendships.
9: Agree (Largely)
I agree to be nice.
Here’s why: agreeing with a blogger’s point shows you have:
Disagreeing vehemently just shows your weakness, your lack of power, clarity, confidence and tact.
This is a Jedi Mind Trick tip few humans understand.
When you APPEAR to be AGAINST some point in TRUTH you simply are not CLEAR and CONFIDENT in what you are FOR.
Finding one point you can agree on is a sign of emotional maturity.
People are drawn to Blogging Jedi Knights who master this tip.
Disagree politely but never attempt to prove yourself right or the other blogger wrong. Attempting to prove yourself right or others wrong robs you of happiness and a potential blogging friend.
Be All Over.
I comment on quite a few blogs daily.
I am a BCLL: a Blog Comment Lounge Lizard
When ya get familiar with me, and my message vibes with ya, ya gotta check out my blog.
Note; this tip is not a Mad Dash to comment.
Follow tips A1 and A2 religiously.
Being all over through commenting hinges on being intentional. Intend to meet new bloggers daily. Intend to build bonds with your blogging friends every day. Blog commenting offers you a strategy through which you can fulfill both intents.
Blog Commenting Video
Shehraj Singh and I chatted about how to comment effectively on blogs.
Check out the video here:
Genuine blog commenting is a powerful way to be seen.
Anyone from a beginner to advanced blogger can make an impact through commenting.
Comment to offer value and to make friends.
Success will flow your way if you get lost in helping other bloggers through commenting.
Blog Commenting Manual
If you want to learn more about blog commenting you can check out my manual here.