All bloggers comment on other blogs, even though they all have their own reasons for doing so. A list of high page rank dofollow blogs to comment on will attract more bloggers than a fly with a spoonful of honey.
While it’s easy to leave comments here and there just for the sake of it, have you ever thought about what you need to do to ensure your comments get noticed and help you develop relationships with other bloggers?
Just as we have guidelines for governing our code of conduct in other areas of life, there are certain unspoken rules and regulations that apply here as well.
10 Golden Commenting Rules For Bloggers To See More Approved Blog Comments
Here are some rules that you MUST keep in mind if you see more your comments are approved and published.
Choosing the Right Blog
Before going ahead and writing in detail about commenting etiquette, let me point out its importance CHOOSE the right blog to do it.
First and foremost, look for blogs that write about the same or, at least, similar topics as you. If you do, you will benefit from reading the content and may also be successful in getting massive traffic from the blog, IF other readers find your comments witty and interesting.
Read Before Leaving Comments
Read the post before commenting It is very important to read what has been written in the above article before commenting on it.
I’ve seen people trying to save a few minutes by not reading the full article. They just skim, scan headlines and subtitles, then scroll down feverishly to make completely irrelevant or off-topic comments!
Isn’t it better to spend 3-4 minutes reading an article before commenting than making a fool of yourself?
Read Previous Comments
I know it would be asking too much if I advised you to read every previous comment left by the commenters before you.
But to make sure that the writer doesn’t get distracted by the same or similar questions over and over again, try to take a quick look at a few of them to make sure you’re asking or saying something that hasn’t been said or asked before.
Silly, general, and banal comments like “well written”“thanks for sharing” And “Nice to visit this blog” it may be published occasionally but won’t earn you much respect from readers or help you bond better with the blog owner.
Post 2 comments instead of 7-8 if you’re short on time. But, for heaven’s sake, make sense while you’re at it!
Write something that will reflect positively on your knowledge and understanding of the topic being discussed and you as a person.
I’ve seen commenters grab every opportunity to brag about ‘amazing traffic flow to my blog’‘handsome income from my blog‘ and The respect i get from rookie‘. Or the dozens of blogs you run.
Only half-filled vessels are the noisiest.
If you intend to use your comments as a tool to blow your own horn, you will get a bad reputation throughout the blogging world.
I’m sick of the regular commenters on my blog who can’t stop talking about his awesomeness so I marked some of his comments as “spam” so I avoid the torment of reading the same thing over and over again.
You don’t have to fall in line with the blog owner and compliment them shamelessly all the time.
It’s okay to show that you disagree. IF you can do it politely and respectfully.
Even if you disagree with your host, don’t cross the line of politeness and use foul language or swear words.
I once wrote an article “5 Reasons I Like Meat”. Obviously, the vegetarians among my readers don’t like my reasons for doing this.
But one of them went further by saying, “You posted total nonsense. I wonder how your readers can accept that asshole. Someone has to be an asshole to take all the crap you publish here. and how can you do this as a Hindu? You insult our religion….blah blah blah”
I don’t throw away all the comments pointing out my flaws and shortcomings. But this one is shown in the trash for obvious reasons. Whether your reasons for disagreeing with the host are personal, religious, or emotional, be sure to choose your words carefully.
“Practice respectful dissent, not personal attacks.”
Don’t Try to Hijack Conversation
Try to know your limits. Don’t try to hijack the conversation.
Remember that you are just a guest here to leave a comment.
Reasonable and intelligent comment.
There he is!
You are not expected to meddle in every point raised or reply to every question that is meant for you the host. If you do, your comments will never be approved at all!
Do Not Include Links Unless Permitted To Do So
There are some blogs that allow commenters to leave their urls. But 95% of blogs disdain this practice and it’s common to see hosts develop a gradual dislike of people who do it because links not only mean lost links but also have the effect of taking readers away to another blog or website.
Unless your host has specified that you are allowed to leave links, don’t do it. If you have some really relevant and useful information that you think you should share with your readers, try sharing it with them without actually including an outbound link.
While all blog owners generally dislike one line comments, they don’t want you to take over as an expert and also leave a 400 word comment.
Try to say what you have to remember that you don’t need to be constantly on the trail of trying to sound knowledgeable.
A blogger friend of mine, Harleena Singh, leaves great comments whenever she chooses to do so. Most of them are nearly 200 words long. But she makes sense – which is why all the bloggers love to see her leave comments.
Have Your Own Personality
The kind of comments you leave help create your image for the blogging world.
You can choose to appear cynical, grumpy, happy, jovial, generous, or smart. When people see you trying to make a point and get noticed on a number of blogs or websites, they try to look beyond your comments and start liking or disliking you as a person rather than identifying solely with your comments.
Make sure that the image you create of yourself projects you in a positive light and helps you win love, respect and adulation from within the community.
Well, now it’s our readers’ turn to have the final say.
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