Comment Please

I just spent about 10 minutes reading a few blog posts.  One was particularly poignant and I started to post a comment on Facebook where the writer had originally put the link.

Then I stopped and remembered how important it is to the blogger that you comment ON THE BLOG.

I went back, and put in a short comment on the blog.  It took 30 seconds.  Easy Peasy.

Why you might want to make a comment on a blog post:

  • It helps increase your visibility in the search engines if people are commenting,
  • It makes the blog post more interesting — differing opinions are always good for conversation,
  • Sometimes it gives the writer fodder for another post.  They might answer your question, or expound on what you said,
  • If you’re a blogger, the writer might visit your blog site and comment on your stuff!

So this week as you read blogs and think “I have a comment on that” – make the comment on the blog.  The blogger will love you for it.

photo by: geishaboy500

11 Responses to Comment Please

  1. Becky McCray says:

    Ah, you’ve touched a nerve with me. Since we as authors usually think about how the comments benefit us, I appreciate you listing off the benefits to the commenter, too.

  2. MissDazey says:

    I like commenting, usually only do so when I can leave positive remarks.

    And you my friend have given me a few ideas for stories.

  3. Deb Brown says:

    Becky – thanks and now I’m thinking of other ways it would help the reader …..
    Miss Dazey – glad to be of help, can’t wait to hear about Mr. Bruce’s trip to Dallas!

  4. Because…after all…isn’t blogging about RELATIONSHIPS??!! 🙂

  5. Thank you for the reminder, Deb!

  6. Deb says:

    You’re welcome Glenda – I’m trying to comment more on those posts I like.

  7. John Haydon says:

    Great reminder! Another awesome benefit to commenting on blogs is that it might spark a blog post! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been leaving a comment and then think “Hey, what I’m writing might be a good blog post!”

  8. Glenda Cates says:

    Hello, I am so glad you wrote this out as I think about this all the time as people visit my blog and do not leave comments. I try to whenever I visit a blog and would Love it if others would do the same. It only takes a couple minutes and lie you said in your post I know have a new blog post.

  9. Amber says:

    I’ve been a blogger for years and it’s amazing how many people overlook this. Yes, I still enjoy getting the feedback on facebook, but still! Please, please, please just comment on the post itself… and don’t make me require a ‘contest’ or something strange to get you to do it either!

    Funny enough – I’m actually out wandering through blogs to find more people to follow and interact with, so the timing of seeing this is impeccable!

  10. Deb says:

    John…right? So simple and a great way to get the creative juices flowing. But here’s the thing … I was thinking the blogger could get another post! Turns out the reader could too.

    Glenda … Sometimes you gotta ask them too. I’m glad all of you are now commenting.

    Amber… Thanks for strolling by here. Think I’ll take a spin over by you now!

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