Many of us who read blog posts do not see the value in leaving a good comment. Well leaving a good comment can benefit everyone. Let’s see how comments can benefit you and what type of comments we should leave…
“You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were rought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.” ~ Lou Austin
There are so many great blogs out there with a lot of valuable information that benefits us the home business entrepreneurs. Depending on what you’re looking for you’ll find it in blogs pertaining to your niche.
Why is that?
Well there’s a lot of bloggers who have home businesses.
They share their struggles and failures with us. These struggles and failures that they share are the same struggles and failures that we go through. It’s great to know that we’re not the only ones.
The best thing about their experiences is that a lot of good bloggers share what they did to get out of their struggles. They share what they did to attract leads, and what they did when they felt like quitting.
Bloggers share their mistakes and show that they’re not ashame to admit. Great bloggers show that they are human and personable. This is why you’ll see some bloggers that have a bunch of comments on each of their posts.
People in general find them valuable and they feel a connection with bloggers. On top of that, these bloggers form communities with other bloggers which makes it more of a close knit family.
But as a blogger or reader, a very important thing that you want to do is comment. It shows your appreciation for the information that they share, plus it’ll benefit you to get comments on your blog, plus traffic.
Many of us think it’s not that important when leaving a comment, but there are so many benefits to it….
I would say there are three advantages to leaving a comment
Getting Answers – You can leave a comment by asking a question. There may have been a problem thats been bugging you or you may have been doing research on a specific plugin or anything else but have yet to find it. More than likely either the author or other people leaving comments may have the answer.
Giving Value – You may want to add something of value to the blog post. This gives you some authority and the readers can also look to you for answers. Sometimes the author or readers may have questions that you may have answers to which will pique their interest in wanting to know a little more about you.
Leverage – You can leverage author blogs to not only attract other bloggers and readers to your blog, but also it looks good on Google when you leave a valuable comment pertaining to the post. This will enable you to get more traffic to your blog or website.
Sometimes saying “Great Post!”, or “Nice Job!” is just not enough. It really doesn’t show sincerity, appreciation, and doesn’t have any value in it. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t have to be a bunch paragraphs or a big story either, but just enough to show that you like the value the author has given and maybe you want to add something to it.
Here are a couple of ideas on what to say in your comment:
Pick A Point That Resonated With You
The author may have made a list of things within post. Pick one or more points that you really like and comment on it. Let them know why you pick those points.
Comment On Something You Disagree With
Now I’m not saying to bash the author, but there are some things you may not disagree with what the author has written. Let them know why and what you believe works. This can create a hot topic within the post.
Add Something To Enhance The Post
When I say enhance, I mean something of value. Let’s say the author’s post was about high traffic sites and they list 5 good sites to get traffic, you may want to add 2 more sites that have been working for you.
Comment On Something You Learned From The Post
The author may have pointed out a couple of things that you never thought of or have yet to learn. Comment about it and show your appreciation of them sharing this knowledge.
Give 3rd Party Validation
The post maybe on a product, service, affiliate program or maybe a company. You may be using the same thing and having success with it. Comment on how it’s working well for you as well as it is for the author.
Agree On A Valid Point
The author may have made a great point or couple of points that you really agree with. Comment on why you agree with it and show have you been applying it in your life or business.
These are 6 great ideas you can use when commenting on other people’s blog posts. It’s best to make them at least 2 to 3 sentences which shows your sincerity and how serious you are.
At times you can be speechless and I do have to admit that I have made really short, straight to the point comments. But usually my comments are at least 2 to 3 sentences long. I make every effort to make them short and brief packed with appreciation and value. But as long as you’re doing this consistently, you’re good to go!
Now It’s Your Turn!
How Often Do You Comment? What do you usually say in your comments? Do you see the value in commenting? Please share your comments below and share this post with your friends. I look forward to reading them!
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