How To Comment On Blogs Properly
By Lynette Chandler
Blogs are very much a social tool. When you visit blogs and leave
comments responsibly it doesn't take long before people will be
visiting your blog and returning the favor. It can be an all around
great experience to comment on blogs because you are getting
involved in a community by building relationships, which will also
bring you traffic to your site. Unfortunately, with all the comment
spam going on, many bloggers become wary. If you commonly
leave legitimate comments on other people's blog, these pointers
will help you stay on the good side of the blogs you visit.
Don't slap your affiliate links in the comments. a blog is not the
place to post affiliate links., Affiliate links are not acceptable This
one single action will get you in the black books of many a blogger
when you could build bridges instead.
Stick to the topic. Don't try to slip in some spam. If it's a business
blog and your recommendation is not business oriented,
recommending it makes you look like you're trying to spam. If you
have something to raise that's relevant but not exactly on the
same topic, a better way may be for you to blog about it and
posting a trackback instead.
Ok, so what do you do if you strongly disagree with someone's
blog post? Do you jump all over their post and spew your opinions
all over the place? Let's hope not! You have every right to
disagree with the writer, but do it in a way that you don't attack
someone on their own property, their blog. Remember the saying,
when you point at someone, you've got three fingers pointing back
Use the website link and don't be greedy. Many blogs have a field
for you to type in your URL. The blog system will usually use this
URL to hyperlink your name to your site. Most people use it but
some, don't and choose to post their links in the comments
instead. Others load their URL in every place they can find making
it look like ĘC you guessed it, spam and into the trash it'll go.
Your comment sounds too much like spam. See points above. Say
something intelligent that contributes to the conversation. If you
agree or disagree, tell them why. If you've had experience with the
topic, share it.
Don't use other people's blog as a complaint center., Someone
else's blog is not a place for you to complain endlessly., If you've
got a problem Rant if you must, but don't turn it into a 10 page
hate mail to the company you purchased the product from. Do it on
your blog and send the blogger a trackback if available.
This may seem like a lot of rules and regulations but really it's just
common sense. When visiting someone's blog you can equate
that to visiting someone's home, so act accordingly. Commenting
on their blogs is a great way to build your reputation in an industry
and your circle of influence, which keeps the doors open for future
projects. Think about others first and it will soon come back to
About the Author
Lynette Chandler, the Tech Diva, regularly dispenses RSS and blogging info to business owners. To learn more about how you can get blogging, and do it well, visit www.BloggingStarterPack.com.
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