Since my purpose in blogging is to get the word out, share with the world what I have learned, I figure I need to write a post about how to make use of the comments we leave!
Yaro Starak is one of my favorite teachers and as you see by his movie, he understands what we need to know about ‘the right way’ to leave comments!
Not only information about comments, Yaro teaches everything we need to know to monitize our blog! He has an awesome coaching program where we can learn it all! Click here to join the Blog Mastermind Mentoring Program For this post, I’ll focus on comments!
Another blog that I happened on was Sire’s Wassupblog. Sire shares his Commenting Rules 101 and teaches that if we want to improve our comments, we need to:
*Read the Entire Post - we need to NOT do as Kimberly Castleberry defines as TMISTE (too much information, I’ll skip to the end).
*Formulate Comment – take time after reading the post to think about what we learned and what we already know about the subject. Put a thought together before we write.
*Proof Read Comment – Re-read what we wrote! It’s amazing when we see the mistakes we made the first time through!
*Don’t Spam Comments – Even though we might be tempted, Don’t! Most of the time the author will delete the comment when they see the spam.
*Read What Others Have to Say – It is a lot of fun joining in the conversation! You’ll get backlinks and meet new people!
*Use Name, Not Keyword – Even though you want maximum exposure, blog owners would rather have your name than your keywords!
*Nothing to Say Then Don’t Say Anything – Sire’s last tip from Commenting 101 is to not say anything when you have nothing to say! A simple ‘social bookmarking’ the post will be thanks enough.
In Sire’s most recent post, teaching people about comments, Sire gives us a test to see if we are leaving good comments!
All this comment stuff started for me the other day when I left a comment on Sire’s post and he replied with a letter sent to my email inbox! That led to his teaching me about Comment Threaded Plugin! Now I know how to reply to all the comments left on my blog and to send the comment writer an email with my response!
With Both Yaro’s and Sire’s help, I’ve learned the right way to write comments that will drive traffic to my blog! It will be fun to see it come to action!
What experiences have you had with comments? Do you use Comment Threaded Plugin? Do you read other comments before you leave one? Have you developed relationships with the people who leave comments on your blog? Leave a comment and let me know!