Hopefully I emphasized the need for an email list on your blog. I think I made it clear in previous posts. But what else is good for your blog?
Commenting. Not just the comments on your blog, but YOU commenting on other blogs.
One recent comment I made somewhere brought me over 250 visits to my blog. That’s how good a comment can be. When a blog is new and you’re starting out, 250 unique visits from one single source in one day is a great thing.
From that I got 5 new subscribers to my newsletter. And by the way, welcome!
So what is this about commenting? When you leave comments on other people’s blogs you have a chance to enter your Name, Email and more importantly your URL. The URL is the link to your blog.
The URL part is your blog. So you can leave a comment or question and get a link back to it so other people can learn more about you; the person behind that comment.
The author of the blog will appreciate genuine comments. A good comment could spark a new conversation and encourage the author to address this on a new blog post later on. This is a benefit for everyone involved.
The people leaving a comment will get to see other people commenting and maybe even make connections that way. The comments section of your blog could be a great networking event, it’s perpetual, it’s hyper-focused, it can be deep and insightful.
Many people would discourage you from commenting or encouraging comments. They have some valid points but hey miss the bigger picture. Social networks come and go, social networks dictate the terms, social networks decide who sees what. We are slaves to their apparent benevolent chains.
That violates the spirit of a blog. A blog is your domain, it is yours. You decide and for that reason, I would encourage you to invite comments into your blog and participate in other people’s blog. You don’t have to be subject to anyone else’s rules or interests.
As far as this particular blog is concerned Papidaddy dot com, I have already talked about comments before. I recently released the top commentators list for 2014. The bloggers in that list benefit not just from commenting and getting a link back, but they benefit from constant exposure to my audience.
More exposure of your business is never a bad thing so start participating in other blogs by leaving comments.