Commenting in the posts of other blogs is one of the most powerful sources of traffic after guest blogging. In guest blogging you must be able to write good articles so that a person in whose blog you want to publish them have to feel like to accept them. Otherwise, neither he will accept your articles nor your energy and time used in writing them will prove productive.
If you’re a new blogger, commenting in other blogs should be treated as a main source of traffic. Your focus also should be on it. This means you have to forget about guest blogging for time being. Guest blogging isn’t as easy as explaining bread to your grandmother. I told you already.
But you should maintain a certain discipline while commenting. You shouldn’t go on commenting in every blog you come across to generate traffic like a frantic rhino running in a park. In every possibility your comment may be moderated or even deleted otherwise.
So let us see the points we have to remember while commenting. I feel your main purpose of commenting in other blogs should remain smart and productive.
The main purpose of commenting in other blogs should be to expose your blog and bring more traffic by bringing more followers and readers. But you have to see whether a blog you want to comment is a good blog and has a larger number of followers. Commenting in new blogs or blogs that don’t have many followers and readers won’t bring you as many new readers and followers as you want.
You should take your own time to critically analyze the content of the article. This means you shouldn’t directly jump to comment. If you do so, the views you have expressed in comment may become entirely different from what the main article is saying. In first place your comment will not get published. Even if it gets so; you’ll be laughed by other readers for being that much lazy.
If there are comments already being published, you have to try reading all. You shouldn’t at all repeat the points that are being published. No author will find joy in publishing the copy-pasted comments. And then you should try to comment better than them. This will make you appear a serious reader and the possibility of people coming into your blog as new followers will be increased.
If you can leave one or two related questions in comment it will be a plus point. Genuine question will not only make author answer it but will also give scope for writing two or more articles on it. The readers may love it if they also had same question back in their minds. This will increase your interaction with other bloggers.
You shouldn’t forget to leave one or two sentences appreciating the work of that author. It’s human nature to love appreciation. Don’t ever challenge the views expressed in it. You may appear rude possibly resulting in the deletion of your comment if admin and author are one and same.
You can also suggest other materials or a post link from your blog if you have written one. But suggested links should be related to the article and contain more ideas compare to it. It will be of no use sharing links that contain lesser views or is similar to the main article. Your comment may get deleted without getting published if your comment contain unrelated links. You’ll then feel humiliated.
Some people have this habit of leaving URL address of their blogs at the bottom of their comments. The main reason behind for it becomes very obvious. You will appear selfish and thereby readers won’t be feeling to visit a blog of selfish person. If they are impressed by your comment, they will surely open your profile and then subsequently visit your blog. They may even become your followers.
Therefore, if your aim is to become a professional blogger and make money out of blogging, commenting in other blogs should be treated as an art. You must be careful. It is through commenting that you advertise your blog, interact with other successful bloggers, invite people to give some back links and then ultimately generate your blog’s traffic. There isn’t any reason as to why a blogger should avoid commenting in other blogs.