After an enlightening rum with some fellow bloggers I think it is pertinent to mention one of the things that we all had a cry about and it is one of the things that we all agree that makes blogging and if done with passion will be just as important and will grow your blog just as much as the methods I mentioned in the post “How will Blogging Grow Your Business”.
The thing we are talking about is Commenting!
When you join up to any blog you have effectively entered into a community. A community of likeminded people who share the same view and the same passion as you do. And if you are active in this community blogging on your own blog or not you should participate and liven the blog up.
Think about it for a second. When I go to a blog and read an article on their I get information. BUT. If you go to a blog and there are many comments on their I always find myself reading the comments more than the article itself as the comments are really interesting sometimes and hearing people’s opinions and viewpoints on any topic are sometimes more beneficial than just reading the article itself. Think of it like having a fire that’s just starting up that doesn’t heat much, but by adding the comments your adding fuel to make it burn bright and when its burns bright it can then heat more. Thus being more useful.
How will this help your blog and your business. Well I go back to the title and explain from there. How to make blogging enjoyable? Well by commenting on other peoples blogs you give the blogger a greater sense that they are being noticed. There is a great sense of achievement when you get a comment on your blog from someone. If you have one I know you will agree. This will then motivate the blogger to do two things. Write more blogs and they will comment back on your blog and then participate more within the community as well. So this answers the second part, How to get the most from the experience?
One thing Kerry said to me is that she sometimes doesn’t comment because it doesn’t add value or it might sound silly. SO WHAT! Put it down anyway. Just do it!!!!! Adding value comes in many forms, whether this is by saying good post or by giving your opinion on the matter it all adds to the validity and quality of the blog. And guess what. If you have a blog or a website you can leave a link to your site in your name and this is links as I discussed in the previous post that will just grow your site you link.
I will basically conclude to say you must comment. If you want to help grow the blogs your participate in and establish yourself or just plain old say thanks. It goes a long way in growing the overall value of the blog. So comment away to your heart’s content. If you’ve read the post take 30 seconds to write something below in the little shaded box \/ down there \/