How to Find Blogs to Comment on and a Smart System to Follow

  February 26, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 6 minutes read
how to find blogs to comment on

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(Updated 2/26/2022)

 

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 Blog comment lists tend to be outdated quickly.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

 

Search:

 

  • Triberr
  • 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:

 

  • #travel
  • #blogging

 

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.

 

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina

 

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?

 

FAQ

 

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
  • traffic
  • profits

 

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.

 

Video

 

Check out this video to learn how to comment effectively on blogs:

 

How to Write Blog Comments

 

Blogging Commenting Resource

 

If you want to build a successful blog through commenting you can check out my eBook here:

 

How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting

  1. Janice Wald says:
    at 2:41 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    I agree with you about the value of commenting. Comments turn a blog into a community, and you can’t beat that.
    To add to the discussion, the main problem for me with keeping commenting on is that my blog is overrun with spam. When the spam comments become too excessive, I must turn off comments but that genuinely occurs on much older posts. As you know, I work as a teacher so finding time to take off comments can be overwhelming. Overall, having comments on is worth it despite the time it takes me to take spam comments off.
    Janice

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:24 pm

      Turning off comments on old posts helps heaps Janice because most old-post comments seem to be spam. Like spammers believe if they can publish comments on old posts that they can sneak a few in LOL.

  2. Ayush Mishra says:
    at 11:37 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    No doubt blog commenting is one of the best methods to build relationships with other bloggers in your space and drive traffic to your blog. Commenting can also help to build community. But many newbies just spams on every blog with their short and no value comments like ‘nice’ and ‘good post’ this is not going to help them. I also add my favorite blogs in Feedly so I get notified every time they post something new.

    Thanks
    Ayush Mishra

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:12 am

      That is the big problem Ayush. Few bloggers know how to comment the right way. Most just want to spam bloggers and readers with value-less comments that add nothing to the conversation. These folks want to get backlinks but give nothing of value to the conversation. Of course, most comments wind up in spam and no one sees these thoughts. I may let a genuine blogger who drops a 1-liner slide if I know the individual really wants to thank me for the post. But strangers rarely get their short comments published here because I can sense their dishonest attempt at getting a backlink on Blogging From Paradise. In order to get attention through commenting bloggers need to give attention through their mindful, authentic blog comments.

      Ditto on Feedly bro. I use it to keep up with a handful of blogs I follow.

      Thanks as always.

  3. Deepesh Bhargava says:
    at 4:09 am

    Hello Ryan,

    An excellent explanation of your blog post’s comment section. If youngsters just spam comments like worthless comments on every blog it will not help them build a community.

    It is clear that blog commenting is one of the best ways to build relationships with other bloggers in your space and drive traffic to your blog.

    Overall I like the idea of having comments on my blog, and there are ways to remove spam without too much effort.

    Thanks & Regards

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:25 am

      I agree 100% Deepesh. Having comments open feels like fun to me. Thanks my friend.

  4. Discover Quotes says:
    at 2:34 am

    Jealous of your blog name! I am trying to find what google search additions to do to find blogs that actually allow comments… so many now do not. I have heard that going specifically to blog directories and entering your topic is a good way to find blogs – and they will more likely have commenting sections because bloggers specifically submitted their sites…. as opposed to so many sites that claim to be a blog but are not really.

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    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 12:37 pm

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  5. Venkat Randa says:
    at 1:58 am

    Blog commenting is the best option to build the real realtionships with bloggers. It helps to build the authoriy for new blogs.

    Do you want traffic to your brand new blog? Then I highly recommend blog commenting.

    Blog commenting so powerful.

    I suggest you to leave the meaningful comments on the blog post. stop to post one line comments.

    Be stand out in the crowd.

    Thank you Ryan for this awesome post. Keep bring such awesome content on this blog.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 5:37 pm

      Blog commenting is a fun way to drive traffic Venkat. You do a great job brother.

  6. Nitin Dabas says:
    at 11:29 pm

    Hi Ryan,
    Of course, blog commenting is something that most bloggers often ignore and don’t pay heed to.
    But it really worth it to comment on blogs to improve your social network with fellow bloggers. Also, commenting on blogs related to your niche definitely helps your blog.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:15 pm

      Is it ever worth it, Nitin.