A lot of people talk about how commenting and trackbacking are great ways to get involved in the blogosphere. But how do you write effective comments? I have written some one-liners that have gotten me tons of traffic to my site and I have written essays that are left in the dust.
I have asked the question before and gotten responses on why people comment. Here are some ways to comment effectively:
- Provide. The author of the post has written something interesting that you want to add some opinion to. They didn’t necessarily ask for your opinion. So when you write something make sure it is adding to the conversation.
- First Place. Go to Techmeme. Get your blog feeds sent via sms. The first person who wins the race is…the winner. Great comment + First to post = Successful Traffic.
- Relevance. Commenting on every single website available will be no help. Go to the sites you read. Search tags that match your site in del.icio.us. Check out other communities on Mybloglog Communities. Talk to your peers not to strangers.
- Consistency. Do you stop going out with a girl after the first kiss? No. And in the blog world you have to continually keep commenting on the same sites and become a regular. The more you do the more people know you and respect your opinion. Which is hopefully a good one:)
Don’t just shoot bullets in the dark, target your attack, follow-through and enjoy yourself.