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To Blog or Not to Blog: The Art of Commenting


Image Credit: "To be or not to be" By leoncillo sabino

When you first decide to start your own blog, you must keep in mind that to be successful, you have to master the art of commenting. Commenting is essential because it helps build a community that can lead to a solid fan base.

Here are some tips complied from half a dozen other blog posts related to commenting:

1. Post Substance

Nobody wants to read another “nice post” or “thanks that post was helpful” comment. Try to contribute to the conversation with something meaningful and worthwhile reading. Don’t saturate your comment with unnecessary links back to other sites.

2. Read the Other Comments

Redundant information is just as wasteful as thoughtless comments. Comment on other people’s comments and become part of the discussion.

3. Proof Read

One spelling error makes the whole comment seem unreliable, and few people will take you seriously or want to read your blog.

More on Marketing Comments:

eMoneyMakingOnline writes on the merits and hazards of comment marketing. They offered these tips on commenting:

  • Bring out the points which are not covered by the blog owner.
  • Suggest your ideas or your own experience with others.
  • Leave a link to your own article which closely matches or adds value to that post (no one will reject your comment).
  • Ask questions.
  • Answer questions.

More on Comments and Blogs:

The article “5 Tips For Making Great Blog Comments That Get Accepted” by Lee Dobbins suggests investigating the author the blog before posting a comment. You can gain insight into the article and post more relevant comments this way.

Based on the type of blog you comment on, you may have the options of “Do-Follow” and “No-Follow” comments. I visited OceanTara’s blog for more information. Basically the difference is in the link address and affects Google ranking of the site. Links with nofollow in the html code means the link will not affect the blog’s rank whose link is posted. Do follow will affect rank.

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