This is a very quick post to share a thought I’ve been having for some time (my thoughts are definitely like cheese, best when matured) so I thought I’d share my snippet of insight, with real evidence from my blog to back it up.
If you want people to click and comment on your blog.
Then click and comment on theirs!
This was mentioned at the London Blog Club a few sessions ago, and it’s genuinely a good tip. How many times a day do you read something you love and maybe even share but you don’t comment on it? If you commented even half the time you’ll; make yourself known as an expert on the topic or just an engaged person; promote a link to your own blog and create a connection with another blogger that could be useful down the line.
And it genuinely does work, even if only in small quantities. Below is a list of referrals to my blog. Check it out:
As you can see I’ve got quite a few clicks from other blogs like: Six Revisions, ViperChill and NMA. This isn’t because they’ve shared a link to my work, it’s purely because I’ve commented on theirs. And this isn’t just a one-off I get new clicks from people reading these articles for the first time on a daily basis.
Yes these are small numbers now but I only comment on a few articles a week that really take my fancy, but imagine if I kept it up.
Keep your comments concise, polite, relevant, add the value of your experience and share no more than one link and only leave them if you actually read the piece!!
Top tip: Bookmark important and influential blogs, so you can make yours the first comment.
- Make comments on other people’s blogs by Nick
- 8 tips for commenting on other people’s blogs by Nikki Pilkington
- The simple math of blog comments by Beth Dunn
- You’re an idiot if you don’t comment by Franklin Bishop
Even better refer to other people’s blogs in your posts. Then tell them you’ve linked back!