The Dirty Secret No One Told You About Commenting On Blogs

 

 

 

Did you know there was a dirty secret that no one has told you about commenting on blogs? Yes I know. Shocking but true.
I’ve seen more posts about commenting on blogs than really anyone should in one life time. Yes when you add your comment on blogs it drives traffic to your site, yes you may even learn a thing or two, yes it’s great to also share your helpful advice. But the number one dirty secret that no one told you about commenting on blogs and why you should do it…..ready for this really dirty secret? Because it FEELS GOOD. I know it’s more of a clean secret than a dirty one but it’s the truth anyhow.

Lately I’ve visited more blogs and I have skimmed some really fun posts and left my comments. Especially when it’s on my other friends blogs. It really awesome. It’s fun and feels great to tell someone else- “Hey great job, hey I loved that photo, hey you are really cool thanks for the tip.” Yup it all feels good.

I have to say that I love it when I read a comment from a user who has read a post and enjoys it. Nothing is better really. So go out today and stop thinking about your SEO, how may followers you have, or how you can “get”something or make someone else follow you. Go “give”something. Because it really shouldn’t be a dirty secret it should be something we shout from the roof top. “I love commenting on other blogs!”-It’s fun. Of course start here ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS I’m doing a major revamp on my blog soon. ย Do you like short posts like this? Let me know if short is good.

OH! And if you’d like to star in my promo video for my website revamp (plugging your site) – It’s super easy and only will take a minute let me know. About a month or two time frame.- And thank you.

photo credit: Shandi-lee via photopin cc

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  1. says

    I think short and to the point posts are good. If you are writing a longer post then it pays to break it up into short paragraphs and if you add headings it means that the person reading can go straight to the area that they want to read. We bloggers are told that google are checking the bounce rate on our sites and the longer that people are staying and reading the better. I think your site has such a wide variety of content that readers we stay so you will not have any worrys..

  2. says

    I must say that you are totally right about leaving comments on other blogs. I read YOUR comment on my blog, I liked what you wrote, saw a link to this post and came to read what you had so say. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for your comment AND for this nice post. I agree. It does feel good to leave comments and I know that seeing comments also makes you feel good. So it’s a win-win situation.
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  3. says

    Funny thing about this is… I didn’t know commenting on other blogs drives traffic to MY blog. I’ve never done it for any reason other than the fact that I LOVELOVELOVE getting comments on MY blog, and I know others must love it to! What’s better than knowing that someone is actually READING what you WRITE and taking TIME to give you feedback?! Not much! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. says

    Lisa, I learned of your site from Matthew Toren’s article at Blogtrepreneur. So glad to discover you. It’s Mompreneurs like you who inspire the new entrepreneur moms! I have been struggling to write on my blog. I don’t know why exactly – perhaps it’s opening up to the internet world but then, how else would you connect with wonderful people, right?

    I agree that short posts are great especially when they are insightful. With a busy day, sometimes you don’t get a chance to read long posts. I look forward to being a regular visitor of your blog!

  5. says

    Lisa,

    I am so thrilled to have found your site. Your post hits home because I just joined a leadership cohort group in my school district and our last meeting was about paying it forward. Finding ways to say thank you or your are appreciated to members of our school community. Your post rings true for the blog community. Thanks so much for posting and making it so clear:)

    โ˜ฎMonica
    The Schroeder Page

  6. says

    I loved reading the shorter blogs that pack a punch, a laugh, some nuggets of wisdom that can be grasped, and just down right good writing. I use to comment lots on blogs, and have recently started carving out time to go and read more. Thanks for reminding me of this dirty little secret. Elizabeth

  7. says

    I like to practice what I call “value commenting.” When we begin to have value in what we write to others we feel better, it can help our traffic and we might even say something that helps someone else.

    Many people come to a blog and write “Great Post” and leave. When someone leaves that comment on my blog it tells me nothing about the quality of my work. It doesn’t tell me if my article was something that helped them or didn’t help them.

    There have been several times I wrote a post because a “value comment” inspired me to do so. I think good comments are not only a nice thing to do for others but it is only fair….just my opinion.

    Aaron Brinker aka DadBlunders

    P.S. I didn’t even notice you had CommentLuv! I saw the one for facebook first responded and then scrolled down further to see CommentLuv. It’s what i use on my site and love the features it offers others!
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      You are welcome on my blog any day Aaron ๐Ÿ™‚ We are a little Dad deprived here LOL. And I’m glad you like comment luv. Makes it super easy for me to find you and others as well. To be honest this post has cracked me up. It’s the shortest one I’ve written in a while and yielded the most comments. Not sure if it’s because it’s short or the word “Dirty” was in the title- strange for sure.

  8. says

    Nice post and fully accurate as well. I’ve written enough times that people will drive more traffic to their blogs by commenting on other blogs, but I also tell people that if the comments aren’t good then no one will care and an opportunity will be wasted. I’ve met a lot of great people via blog commenting over the years as well so it really is a lot of fun. Just ask Arlee up there. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. says

    Love the short post. Quick and to the point. I like leaving comments on posts that I enjoy, I want the blog owner to know that someone out there appreciates it. Good luck on your site revamp!

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      They are in the Facebook comments ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s one odd thing about Facebook it makes it look like there are not that many other comments but glad you liked the post and thank you!

  10. says

    Certain subjects warrant a longer article to really dig deep and offer a lot of ‘meat’ to your readers. But to mix things up in a day full of a lot of reading, a light little shorty is great for a smile.

  11. says

    Hi Lisa,

    Great post! Yes I totally agree, we need to do way more things that make others happy without expecting anything in return. Happily blog commenting falls under this category. It gets overwhelming when all I hear people talk about is traffic, stats, etc. What ever happened to good old fashioned caring about people? I’d rather connect with people than get ranked highly in search engines any day.

    Excited to see the website revamp, let me know if you need any help. ๐Ÿ™‚
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