Has anyone ever complemented you, but you knew they were being sarcastic? Can’t a sarcastic person get under your skin faster than anything? Well, you know, its the same in the blogging community. When professional bloggers see blog comments like “Great post!” or “Loved this post”, we know the comment isn’t sincere. We view these types of comments as spam! And, if you do it you should stop!
Don’t get me wrong. It’s okay to show enthusiasm and say something like ‘great post’ – but more importantly tell them WHY you think it’s a great post. Because when you complement the author, most often then not, they will return the favor on your blog.
So, remember, when leaving your blog comments make sure to follow these proven techniques.
The best blog comments start with a greeting. You would not just walk up to a stranger and start talking to them would you? Of course not. Before beginning a dialog, you would introduce yourself first right? Well, it’s the same in blog commenting. This would be your first introduction to the author. Take a moment and introduce yourself.
Your introduction doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) long. Something simple as, “Hi (author’s name), I’m Bubbie”….. will do then proceed with your comment.
Add a Personal Note to Your Blog Comments
Relating something about your background, experience, or your expertise helps establish your expertise in what you are about to say. It raises the “curiosity” level. Both the author and future readers of the post will wonder who you are.
Some small bit of information about yourself is all that is needed.
“After networking online for the last 3 years…”
“As a beginning Amazon Affiliate I struggled with some of the same problems mentioned here…”
People like to connect with like minded individuals. Adding a personal note also shows your a flesh and blood visitor. Just don’t overdo it. This is not the time to tell your “Story”. Something simple that expresses, not screams, “Check me out” is good enough.
Ask Questions in Your Blog Comments
This is one of my favorite blog comment tip of all. Why? Because EVERYONE benefits from a question being asked in a blog comment!
- It gives the author another chance to show his/her expertise on the topic.
- It gives the author a chance to refer people to another post on his that will answer that particular question.
- It gives the author a chance to address a questions others may have as well.
- And, it gives YOU the opportunity to meet the author for the first time.
As a final thought, you shouldn’t consider Blog Comments as a task to be preformed. It is a way to connect with the author. If done correctly, it builds a bond between you and the author.
Dereco Cherry has been helping network marketers unlock the code to online success since 2010. He is a Leader Partner in the Largest Lead Generation Program on the planet. His expertise has lifted his blog to rank in the top 100 Network Marketing Blogs on the internet. Got questions for Dereco? Fill free to contact him HERE
Bubbie here. I hope you enjoyed the wisdom Dereco Cherry shared here. After seeing and receiving so many spam comments on different post, I felt it important to share with you the proper way to leave blog comments.
If you don’t mind, please share this post…Thanks. – Bubbie Gunter