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Reasons why to comment on blogs or articles

Sep 25th 2010 at 11:42 PM

Over the years, I have learned that commenting on others blogs and articles is a great way to get yourself branded more and people to pay attention to what you have to say.

Personally, I don't think people comment enough on others blogs and the benefits are so numerous compared to a few minutes of your time.

Here are some of the benefits that I see

The main one is that if you are blogger and are disappointed that you don't get comments - well the thing to do is start commenting on others - be the first to take action - don't wait on everyone else - people notice these things.

This is an excellent way to get to know the author and other people that are commenting - if you have a hard time meeting people - what better way than meet the ones that are commenting on the same blog that you just read - you have that bond already.

When you leave a nice comment on someones blog/article don't you think you stand a better chance of someone clicking on your link and check out what other great info you might have.

Don't just say great post, nice job, looking forward to your next post - those short comments are not much different than all the spam comments that you can get.  What you do is find something in the post that you liked and add to it, find that bond with the author and you.

Pay attention to others comments as this is a great source for a blog posts - you can see what people are commenting on, what they are needing help with.

Show the author respect when commenting as you never know who is reading what you wrote and this could come back and bite you later down the road.  Remember the author took their time to write the article and if you are like me and don't enjoy this part - so comment in the tone that you would want someone to respond to yours.

Don't be afraid to talk back to your audience - take the time to answer any questions and I personally install a plug-in that send everyone a thank you for commenting.

The biggest benefit is the backlinks that you are creating.  This will be my next blog post - so stay tuned.

Please to comment
May 9th 2013 at 8:34 PM by teampaula
Thanks Nancy, I like yiur down to earth and natural style of writing and sharing your knowledge.
Jul 12th 2011 at 9:01 PM by LonnieG
It definitely takes a little more time and effort to let someone know you really read and benefited from what was posted, so thank you for encouraging us to truly comment on the article. Keep up the good work, I will look forward to seeing your next article! ~LonnieG
Oct 6th 2010 at 6:38 PM by visionary
I am so glad that I read this article because I so much agree with all that you have said about commenting on people's blogs and posts. Just recently,in fact today,on faceplate, I saw came across a new faceplate and the person's name is "Kovita",well...that struck a chord with me and I wrote on her face that I thought she might be from India because of her name.Then I told her that I had friends by the name of Probita,Cubita and Kavita,all sisters and all from India. I am hoping she will respond to my comment because I am really curious to see if I am right! Anyways,I just had to respond to your article. Best Regards, Stella
Oct 6th 2010 at 6:32 PM by deewest
Very Well Written. This is a great way to get to know others! I am really enjoying the Articles here! I know when I first joined IM Face Plate, I was a bit bashful and didn't really know what I should write, but as the time has passed I am getting a bit better on doing this. Smiles.. I noticed that some people just click " I like this" without saying anything.. which is nice but it is also good to have comments also. I see you have lots of Articles I will be reading more Best Wishes and Thank you for following me Dee
Oct 5th 2010 at 10:20 PM by nancyradlinger
Thankd Rolling Eagle and nice of you to stop by and comment
Oct 5th 2010 at 10:20 PM by nancyradlinger
Thanks Catherine and looking forward to getting to know you - my skype is nancyreadlinger - add me and we can chat
Oct 4th 2010 at 10:07 PM by catherinedwhite
Great article with some great ideas. Someone has got to start the chain of communication it might as well be you. It was nice to see this point of view stated. You have gained a follower with this one article. :)
Sep 30th 2010 at 8:08 AM by RollingEagle
Good info for anyone, Nancy...thanks!....:)

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