I am starting to learn that blog commenting is starting to bring me traffic, I am still getting my blog commenting strategy in place. But I thought I would share how I am doing it and if you see anything that I can improve on to help make the process easier, I would greatly appreciate it.
My Blog Commenting Strategy
I am new to this and still very slow. I am trying to speed up the process, but anyone who comments on blogs, realizes that it takes time.
The last thing that I want to do is leave useless comments that do not provide value to the blog owner.
When I am leaving a comment, I try to think of the type of comments that I would approve on my site. I would never leave a spam comment as I know that I would never approve one on my site.
This means that I have to take the time to read the post. Which I really do not mind, because I am actually picking up a lot of nuggets from the blogs that I visit on a daily basis, that is helping me improve my blog.
Now you may think that taking the time out to comment on blogs is a waste of your time.
If you have a blog and you need to learn how to get more traffic, then you definitely need to start learning about using this method. I can’t really say how it has improved my traffic, as I have just really started focusing on this for about 5 days now.
However, from what I have been reading on other successful bloggers and have learned in the Blogging With John Chow program, they all say that it is definitely worth the time.
Especially if you want to begin building relationships and drive traffic to your site.
So anyway here is my blog commenting strategy:
- I have saved the links to over 50 blogs that I like to visit on a spreadsheet, this way I can access them easily everyday.I am thinking of signing up with a RSS reader to help simplify the process, but I have never really used one. (It’s all new to me)
- I keep another spread sheet with the links to the blogs that I have commented on. This helps me remember which post I have commented on and the date that I have commented on.
- If I find a new blog that I can comment on I add it to the spreadsheet, however, I make it a different color. The color allows me to remember that it is a new blog that I have not yet commented on.
That is pretty much my blog commenting strategy. I just have all the blogs on a spreadsheet and go through them one by one to leave a comment.
I make sure that I visit different blogs on a daily basis, so I am not always leaving comments on the same blogs.
I am also starting to realize that I am finding out which ones are my favorite.
Plus I want to ensure that I spread the commenting love.
How I Can Make Blog Commenting Easier
Right now, I have timed it and it usually takes me about an hour to visit 6 blogs and leave comments on.
As long as I sit down and focus on the task at hand and do not start browsing my email and Facebook.
I do have the time right now and it is not affecting my daily tasks, but when school starts next month, I am afraid that I will have to cut back on some of my tasks.
I know that I could speed up the process without sacrificing the value of the comments.
No, I won’t even consider using some type of automated commenting software, as that would not be useful for building relationships with the blog owners.
I know that several people are using blog commenting as one of the methods they use to drive traffic to a blog. Since I have started commenting on blogs, I have realized that it has definitely helped my blog from looking like a ghost town.
Now don’t get me wrong I am not complaining about taking the time to comment on other people’s blogs, since I am enjoying some of the posts that I am reading.
I am just trying to find a way to help me stay organized and help improve my blog commenting strategy.
Time To Share
If you are commenting on blogs to help you build relationships and drive traffic to your site, can you share what I can do to help keep me organized.
Are you using an RSS reader to help you stay updated with new blogs posts that you visit?
If so then do you recommend one that I should get started with, and is so why do you recommend it?
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