Blog commenting is underrated. But most bloggers have no idea of how to find blogs to comment on.
Driving traffic, boosting blog profits and making friends by sharing your opinion sounds good.
Factor in the free marketing nature of commenting and how few barriers to connections exist – save seeing a comment or two wind up in spam folders – and you have a powerful way to build a thriving blogging business, networking-wise.
But one pressing problem exists; blog commenting can feel overwhelming. First off, finding blogs to read and comment on may feel daunting to you. Keeping track of these blogs can be painful too.
Where do you look to find blogs for commenting?
This question confuses most bloggers. After reading a collection of blogs for commenting that yielded inaccurate results I want to help you find fresh, relevant sites on which you can publish genuine blog comments.
I decided not to share a big list of blogs to comment on because from my experience a high number of the blogs either close comments, remove URLs from comments or shut down all together. Blog comment lists tend to be outdated quickly. Unfortunately, busy bloggers never seem to update their blogs for commenting list frequently. The end result seems to be largely irrelevant lists that provide no benefit to you.
Let’s lay out a sweet blog commenting system to dissolve your anxiety and overwhelm into peace, poise, calm and fun.
We’ll start by finding blogs for reading and commenting.
1: Comment on Blogs in Your Niche
Comment mainly on blogs 100% aligned with your niche. Connect with folks interested in what you offer.
Example; I comment on blogging tips and travel blogs predominantly because BFP is about the blogging and travel blogging niches. Effective. Efficient. Smart. Lean.
Before moving to step 2 be ruthless in following this step, because ignoring this tip causes blog commenting overwhelm.
Stick to your niche for optimal results. Think like customers, clients or readers who enjoy your blog. Each clings to a strong niche interest. Hanging out in spots where like-minded folks congregate forms an effective blog commenting campaign. Hopping off-niche makes sense here and there if you resonate deeply with fellow bloggers from those niche. Respect this level of resonance; customers, clients and readers may await in this realms. But hang largely in your blogging niche to comment effectively, efficiently and intelligently.
The biggest downside of leaving your blogging niche to comment – consistently – seems to be lack of resonance. I could gladly comment on personal development themed blogs for 10 hours daily but how many personal development intrigued bloggers and readers would click through to my blog, follow my blog and become loyal customers? I do not blog much with business end games in mind but tend to blog with clarity, resonance and effectiveness at the front of my mind.
Stop leaving your niche for hours daily. Think about folks visiting your blog before you comment genuinely on blogs. Stick largely to your niche to find resonance, to target effectively and to make each of your blog comments count.
2: Look for Blogs in these Spots
- Facebook Groups aligned with your blogging niche
- Viral Content Bee
- Biz Sugar
- Google searches related to your blogging niche; for example, a blogging tips blogger would query “blogging tips blogs” or “blogging blogs”
- the comments field on top blogs from your niche; scanning ProBlogger comments would be wise for blogging tips bloggers
- the comments field of Blogging From Paradise
I wanted to add my blog because as of publish date 4,468 comments other than my own grace Blogging From Paradise. Scroll through posts here to find blogs for commenting.
Scroll through updates. Find blogs aligned with your niche. Read 1-2 blog posts. Does the blogger publish quality content? If yes, bookmark the blog.
Blogging communities are pretty much limitless in number but if you patiently mine the groups listed above you will find hundreds if not thousands of blogs for reading and for blog commenting.
How to Find Blogs on Facebook Groups
Find the Facebook search bar. Type in a keyword related to your niche. Peep the drop down list. Pick active groups. Find blogs in these groups.
Bookmark quality blogs.
Viral Content Bee and Triberr offer you a steady flow of blog posts for scanning and selecting. Easy enough to join and scan those networks.
Follow Twitter Hashtags Related to Your Niche
- Follow hashtags related to your blogging niche
For example, travel and blogging focused bloggers like me could search:
on Twitter to locate skilled bloggers from each niche. Follow accordingly. Click on related blog posts tickling your blogging fancy. Proceed to read said blog posts and comment genuinely on blogs.
Be patient in minding comment-worthy blogs. One quick search never yields 10 to 20 blogs in a single day, save the rarest of cases. Generally, the best blog commenting campaigns involve patient due diligence performed daily over months. Put in the time. Expend the energy. The buddies you make through genuine blog commenting feel well worth some legwork in building bonds.
3: Add Bookmarked Blogs to Feedly
Feedly is my favorite feed reader.
Simply add blog URLs to Feedly and newly published posts pop up in the feed reader.
Best system for organizing, reading and commenting on blog posts in effective fashion.
I save 2-3 hours daily – if not more – by feeding blogs into Feedly. No bookmarking, little network checking, not much hopping in and out of groups or Communities. I add blogs to Feedly and literally, this reader does all the system work for me.
Feel free to work off of a spreadsheet if doing so tickles your pickle. But do understand how tracking a high volume of blogs through static methods tends to challenge all but the most diligent bloggers. I found it easier to add blogs to a reader which serves up the latest blog posts, newspaper style. Doesn’t that make sense?
How many blogs should you add to your Feedly?
Add as many blogs as you can:
- read regularly
- publish genuine comments on
Some bloggers publish content daily, others, monthly. You choose the number, based on your commitment to building your friend network.
What about criteria for choosing a blog for blog commenting?
No hard and fast rule exists, but if comments are open and posts feel helpful, add the blog to your Feedly. Befriend quality bloggers growing communities. These are good folks to know.
What if you’re struggling to keep up with blog commenting?
I know this feeling so well guys. My difference maker? Keeping a number in mind and saying I’d read and comment on that number of posts before midnight, no matter what. Doing so helped me slow down, calm down, read posts, publish genuine comments and make friends with rocking bloggers.
One Important Note
Building a list of blogs for commenting is the first step to take.
Commenting effectively on these blogs makes the seismic impact that leads to:
- blogging relationships
Do not rush through your list dropping one-line comments. No one pays much attention to blogging comment drive-by’s.
Read the entire post. Set aside a few minutes to publish a mindful comment. Be genuine. Write at least 4-5 sentences. Address your fellow blogger by name. Sign off with your name.
Caring about other bloggers influences other bloggers to care about you.
Keep this idea in mind to capitalize on the power of an authentic blog commenting campaign.
Check out this video to learn how to comment effectively on blogs:
Blogging Commenting Resource
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