In our previous post, Write to be Found, we continued our series about blogging by discussing how content can get your blog found in the sea of millions of blogs.
In this post, we look at now commenting can increase readership.
Tips for Commenting
In addition to the techniques we’ve discussed in the past few posts, another way to promote your blog is to pay attention to the people who take the time to comment on it.
You should regularly review your comments, and:
- Respond to all commenters
- Acknowledge the comment
- Add your own comment if appropriate
- If the comment is negative, encourage further discussion
- If the comment is spam, feel free to delete
- Click on commenter’s links — when they check their referral statistics, they’ll see that you visited their blog
- They may be more likely to return to your blog
- They may start commenting more
- It helps draw them into a relationship
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