List of blog commenting Suggestions | Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Do not haste
If you have just noticed a new blog that you think has some worth, then don’t just jump on the gun and comment on the first post you see. Go through at least five of the blog’s posts as it will give you a better understanding of the author’s writing style as well as the overall content of the blog, which will reflect in your subsequent comments. Before posting your own comment ensure that you read the comments on at least three of the blog’s posts. This will make sure that you imbibe the mood of the blog and you won’t stick out like an odd piece. Your contributions will be appreciated much more as you understand the code of behavior of the blog. Before posting on a continuing thread ensure that you got through most of the previous comments, as it might be a continuing discussion or debate and only if you know what people are commenting about, you won’t be able to make a valuable input that deserves a response.
Comment short and precise
It is always better to leave short comments and somehow incorporate a lot of value in them. Everyone likes concise replies and if you till want to elaborate and have a lot to say about the post that you just read, then just write a post on the same topic on your blog and then put a link back along with your comment on the original blog. This way you make sure people visit you back.
Post relevant reference
A big mistake is to make use of a reference link. These links are rejected more times than they are accepted, and are not even approved at times. But if you still desire to add a link to your comment then it should be nothing but something that holds relevance over the post topic and ideally it should not be commercial.
If you choose to link to someone else’s content in your comments for the sake of info for the others then it is fine to do it as many times as required. But if it is promotional in any way then do not do it more than once.
Authenticity is what wins trust in the virtual world and it is advised to use your real photo and name while commenting, validate yourself by matching your accounts on different mediums like Facebook and Twitter.
Your description while commenting on someone else’s blog should always be legitimate and even if you are an SEO Link Builder, being honest about it in the beginning helps in evading negative opinions. Use a title like Organic Market Expert.
Always direct people from your profile link to the bio section of your website rather than your home page if your website or blog happens to be completely different in material to the blog that you had been contributing on. If the location of your profile link is off-topic it will result in distrust and bad publicity for yourself.
Share the blog posts
Everyone loves it when their posts or comments are shared or tweeted; this works wonders for both the author of the post and you and helps in building goodwill.