If you visited 100 blogs today, and left a comment on each blog what do you think would happen? Awe, you’re thinking things like .. my fingers would be tired, that would be to much work, and lastly wow! really!! I DO have a life!! All those thoughts are pretty interesting and probably true statements. (but my ankle hurt and I couldn’t sleep and I had to do something quietly!) By doing this it can also mean something else to you as a blogger, those 100 comments you made on other blogs can potently mean 100 comments for your blog.
Sadly or not so sadly (depends on how you look at it I guess) the blogging world is a give… to be given world. If you want comments, you’re going to have to get out there an give them, works the same for tweets, shares, and votes. If you want others to share, tweet and vote for you, you’ve got to be prepared to do a little of it too. Not everyone will return the comments, shares, votes etc, but the average blogger will return the favor. It sometimes feels like a big competition, who has the most votes, follows, shares, twitter fans etc. But lets face it we the bloggers are actually each others biggest fans.
Finding 100 blogs to comment on can be interesting. Give it a try do a search “blogs about (your favorite topic)” then go comment on a few. This typically isn’t the most time consuming approach to finding blogs to comment on. There are easier ways like searching Facebook Groups, joining blogging communities, and social media networks. You can also take a look at the side bar or footer, on blogs you visit most of the time they will have some of their communities listed. Most communities are open to anyone that will fit into their niche, if you find one that you like then join. By the time you’ve done the things I’ve mentioned you’ll have plenty of blogs you can visit and comment on.
So remember if you want comments, go out there and comment. It works the same with followers for your social media networks. If you need twitter followers, Facebook likes, Google+, Pinterest, and Goodreads followers make sure you follow others. You can start today by, clicking on any of the links in my article. Then in your comments below let me know, and I’ll gladly return the favor.
Stay tuned for “things to do while visiting another bloggers blog”…
Have you ever counted how many blogs you commented on? Did you note the number of comments you got in return?