An Innovative Way How Blog Commenting Can Make You an A-list Blogger!

Blog commenting make you a blogging superstar? I’m sure you may have said, you’re joking to that right? But the truth is that blog commenting is can sure give that status if you will use it wisely.

Now hear this, “Build it and they will come” is dream you just have to come out from if you are thinking of building a superstar status as blogger

I honestly hope you are not still swallowing that version of ‘wisdom,’ or are you?

The truth is, blogging is no longer the ‘shoot and you will hit something’ stuff it used to be. There are now hundreds of millions of blogs out there, almost 80,000,000 powered by WordPress alone.

That means there are probably thousands of related blogs out there, a lot of them with ideas as strong as yours.

So, how do you get your ideas to stand out and have a chance to breathe?

I know your lack of comments, tweets and shares likely has nothing to do with the strength of your ideas. Your posts are of high quality, and may hold their own in the company of the best of the best – it’s just that no one seems to bother reading them.

How do you get that initial audience for your new blog and save yourself from the curse of post after post without audience interaction?

Simply put, you need people. People to love, hate, agree, disagree, tweet, share, stumble over and upon your posts.

The question is, where can you find an audience that fits that profile?

Blogging commenting tactics for success!

Need Comments? Comment on other Blogs!

Remember the golden rule?

If you need an audience, you have to look for bloggers in the same dilemma as yourself and help them solve their audience problem – by sharing, tweeting and commenting on their posts.

It is as simple as that.

That is how to kick start a relationship that will sustain your blog for years to come.

Think about this: Who is more likely to notice your comment on his blog, an A-list blogger with 70+ comments per post or a new bloger with about 10?

The answer should be obvious.

In implementing your blog commenting strategy, you want to keep in mind that your blog is a kingdom, and you are an ambassador seeking strategic alliances with future investors.

How should that realization affect the quality of your comments?

Make a rule never to leave a comment that adds nothing to the discussion. Your strategy should be far north of going about telling people how you agree with them, or how great their posts are, or how pretty their site is.

If you want to be treated with respect, you have to earn it. Leave comments that show the author of the post that you took time out to actually read the post and that you have something to add.

Of course, that will require that the post itself inspires a response, so make it easier on yourself by choosing blogs you will comment on wisely.

In my experience, it is easier to make friends that become readers of your blog from blogs still on the same growth stage as your own blog. So search out 15 to 20 of such blogs and leave insightful comments on them regularly.

Every comment counts as an investment and before long, those blog owners and some of their readers will notice and seek to correct the ‘balance of trade’ by commenting regularly on your posts.

At the same time, continue commenting on a handful of A-list blogs that you love. This will get you name recognition with the A-list bloggers in your niche, and that is important if they are to make way for you in their exclusive space.

Tip: Target CommentLuv blogs for quick results. They are usually patrolled by bloggers who take their commenting strategy seriously.

That would mean leaving insightful comments on the blogs of commenters on your target blog.

How to Get a Huge List of Commenting Blogs

My number one strategy to gather blogs for my comments list is to scout the comment sections of popular blogs.

Those who take the time to leave insightful comments on the blogs of others usually have something important to say on their own blogs.

I typically open the blogs of commenters who leave insightful comments, and if the posts on the blog are as good as the comments of the owners, I add them to my “comments network” list.

It is better to focus on smaller blogs with an average comment count of 10-15 per page. This is so as to give your comment maximum visibility as opposed to having it tucked away in a post with 78 comments.

Final Word

We all want to have insanely popular blogs, so we love reading popular blogs.

Our success however lies in how far we take the small-time but quality bloggers along. Identify bloggers with something to say and help them on their way to blogging stardom.

As you show them the way, therein will you find yours!

Or, what do you think? Would you rather concentrate on a-list blogs where the comments run into pages or you would invest your efforts on blogs where you will be noticed and your kind gesture reciprocated?

Share you views with us in your comments below.

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37 Comments on “An Innovative Way How Blog Commenting Can Make You an A-list Blogger!”

  1. Hey Yeremi,

    Totally in the corner on that you.Something that bloggers need to realize is that before you start earning an income from your blog you have to first deliver by solving other’s problems or giving some good. Site visitors always want to know what’s in for them before they can produce their credit cards.
    Thank you for this,I appreciate your tutorial.

    1. Hi Bhushan,

      Thanks for stopping and being the first commenter on this post! 🙂

      By leaving a comment, you have demonstrated you are willing to give – which is just what this post is about.

      Those who stick around your blog in the early days are those you go out of your way to be kind to. I make it a habit of visiting the blogs of those who leave a comment on any of my posts and locating a post I can comment on.

      It is hard work, Yes. But it is good work.

      1. @Yeremi Akpan,

        Thanks for stooping by and sharing some new and good one with me. i think this interaction will make a bond with us in future to give and take some another cool.
        thanks buddy eagerly waiting to make a another interaction in future.

    2. @Bhushan,

      It’s that part of what’s in it for me that most business bloggers get wrong from the start. Many instead of looking at this from the target audiuence’s angle they only look at it from their own angle. The secret to real success is knowing how to take care of both sides effectively and of course when you are starting out, focusing on your target audience will pay you more.

      @Yeremi,

      As they say, a good turn deserve another! I agree with you that reciprocating every comment with a visit and a return comment helps build a flourishing community. That’s why on this blog I try as much as possible to return every visit and comment on the blogs of readers. Of course, there are those who have ecommerce sites and therefore a return comment is not possible but still I do visit their sites and see what they have to offer.

      Btw. thanks so much for this very insightful post.

      1. @Chadrack, The pleasure is all mine, brother!

        Nothing pleases me like being a part of an active conversation. Thanks for revealing that this has been a part of your success so far.

      2. @Chadrack,
        Awesome explanation On this post. This determine you have very good knowledge about business.
        Here is some great information for bloggers and small business owners alike.It’s intresting and new.I found your post informative and provoking thought.
        Thanks for the view Buddy.

  2. Yeremi, Wonderful post. You have nailed it, really.

    No in this century we have to go out and reach our potential readers/followers. We cannot build it and wait until someone finds us. Plus, respect or popularity should be earned. It works as give and take but not that strictly, you know!

    I maintain a database of blogs I follow especially for commenting. In my list I have a mixture of totally popular A-listers to flat newbies. I love to connect with everyone – plus the results are good to me 🙂

    1. Hi Jane,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a great comment!

      I know you for what you say you are – despite your success as a blogger, you still maintain blog commenting as a key strategy for readership acquisition.

      That’s a lesson for new and upcoming bloggers! Success does not mean kicking the ladder that you used in getting up.

      If blog commenting positioned you for success, you should not tire out when you succeed.

  3. This is a novel approach. In fact its very insightful and a useful approach for people to consider. The importance of comments can’t be over stated either. If you want to build a successful blog in this packed blogosphere, and you want to get noticed get out and visit sites and leave, as you say, valuable comments. Add to the ‘conversation’.

    1. Hey Larry!

      Thanks for joining us! Adding “to the conversation” is not just a marketing gamut, it demonstrate a willingness to extend your knowledge to build the community.

      Of course, it is okay to be a silent reader of many blog posts if all you have to say is “great post!” , but when you have an opinion that may make the journey easier for others, and you choose to keep it to yourself – that is selfish.

      1. @Yeremi Akpan,

        Must say I have been using this tactic for some time now though I never care to compile the target blogs in a list. I think I’ll need to do this from now on.Once again, thanks for sharing these tips with us.

  4. Yeremi, good post. I think the blog where the owner and author make their blog so wonderful with such useful insight and where you personally handle all those readers will definitely like to comment on.
    It does help in building potential readers towards your blog.

    1. @bj,
      Quite true, interacting with commenters is a great way to encourage future comments.

      As I said in the post, people do more of what is rewarded.

  5. Hi jane, nice and simple article is here about blog commenting. definitely this article is very useful to blog owners. thanks for your sharing and service.

  6. It’s all in a single quote “You give respect, you take respect”. So one must comment on other blogs in order to get comments.

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    1. @Raaj Trambadia,

      You’re definitely right. It’s actually a give and take affair! Will check out what you have and who knows, I’m might just away with some free stuff! 🙂

    1. @Grace Alex,

      It’s good to know that this post resonate with you. But beyond the backlinks, the relationship you build with blog commenting can over time pay more than anything else. Thanks for commenting.

    2. Hi Grace,
      Thanks for the vote. I have personally used this strategy to great success, hence the share. Do not hesitate to start putting this to use and watch your stats move up!

  7. I have heard this wisdom in the past and did not bother to follow it or even investigate its worthyness. I have recently come around and started using some fo the technigues you have talked about with very favorable results.
    Thanks for adding some more credability to this method and helping me see this adds value to all concerned.

    1. @Bryan,

      It’s just the way it goes most times. You hear of a tactic or strategy that can help your business but you really never care not because you don’t want to but for the fact that you may not be really ready for it. Of course, as long as it is something that will be of benefit to you, there is definitely going to a way that providence brings it around to you again.

      I believe this is one of those things. Your being reminded of it again shows that it is time for you to explore it further. Will be glad to know if you will run with it this time!

      Thanks for the comment.

    2. @Bryan,
      Good to hear you are finally commenting on other sites.

      The truth is, if people know a comment on your site is bound to get them a comment on their latest post, they will always come around provided, of course, that your posts are commentable.

  8. The more sophisticated and original your comment is, the more likely it is to have people be interested and check your blog out.

    Regards,
    Wood Pro

  9. This is a novel approach. in fact its very insightful and a useful approach for people to consider. The importance of comments can’t be over stated either. if you need to make a acomplished blog in this packed blogosphere, and you require to get noticed get out and visit sites and leave, when you say, valuable comments. Add to the ‘conversation’.

  10. Yes, Commenting on others blog will help you to gain traffic to your website and the main part is the way you comment on that blog really matters a ton.

  11. This was a great idea! I want to pick a day next week and try to spend as much time as possible on blog commenting. I do a little each day but I would love to see what happens when I spend a day on just that. Thanks for the shout-out too

  12. In my experience, it is easier to make friends that become readers of your blog from blogs still on the same growth stage as your own blog. So search out 15 to 20 of such blogs and leave insightful comments on them regularly.

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