Comments are significant to bloggers, because it lets the original blogger know that someone is reading what they have posted. Comments are also beneficial because sometimes a comment may lead to another whole blog post, it can be as if a comment can trigger another idea. Commenting on someone else’s blog is also a good way to get your name out there for others to read your blog. By tracking and keeping up with comments can help to introduce you to new bloggers or view some individual’s blogs that you have never read before.
Caroline Middlebrook is a frequent blogger, who chose to make this a part of her everyday life by quitting her job in 2007 to make money blogging. Here is a post from Caroline about blog commenting strategies:
Another reason why it is important to comment on blogs is because it lets to original blogger know that people are reading what you write. Joseph Scott blogged that sometimes blog comments are what really makes the post and that the blog itself minus the comments is only half of the blog. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/comment-search/
Darren Rowse gives 10 Techniques to get more comments on your blog, that I found could be helpful if you are interested in increasing the amount of people who comment on your blog.
10 TECHNIQUES TO GET MORE COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG BY DARREN ROWSE:
- Invite comments.
- Ask Questions.
- Be Open Ended.
- Interact with comments left.
- Set Boundaries.
- Be humble.
- Be gracious.
- Be controversial.
- ‘Reward’ Comments.
- Make it easy to comment.
Please refer to Darren’s post for me details and explanation on his top ten techniques!
- It is important to make sure your comment is appropriate for the post, also to make sure its friendly and will not come across as offensive to anyone.
- Make sure your comment has a purpose, don’t comment just to be commenting- say what you are wanting but keep it appropriate!
- Lastly, remember sometimes people can misinterpret the tone of things when they are written, so make sure the tone of your comment is appropriate.