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The ProBlogger Podcast How-To: Leave Comments on Blogs

For a lot of you, today’s podcast topic on 31 Days to Build a Better Blog is one you’re already doing – or at least have done before!

Leaving comments on other blogs is one of the most commonly-recommended things you can do to drive traffic to your blog and to increase your online visibility.

As time goes on, however, it can be hard to keep up with when we’re constantly creating content for our own blogs and spending a lot of time on our social media channels, but it really has so many benefits it’s worth carving out some moments of your day to devote to it.

In today’s episode I also mention how although there’s truth in the advice that leaving comments is a great way to boost your blog, it can also be a technique that can really damage your blog. I’ve got some tips to help you harness this technique in the right way so you can build a really great connection with other bloggers in a mutually beneficial way.

I also discuss some of the ways you can find time in your schedule to devote to this kind of community-building exercise even though we’re so swamped with our own blogs.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the series so far, and that the things you’ve implemented have seen positive impacts on your own blogs. As always, I’d love to hear any feedback you have in the comments, or on Twitter, where I’m @ProBlogger.
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About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. It’s very constructive & useful tip/suggestion regarding blog commenting. I’m highly benefited by this blog. Thanks.

  2. Hi Darren,

    This is my fave way to make friends and to expand my presence online….next to writing eBooks ;)

    If you’re authentic, and you use names, and you’re polite, and you create a bit more than the average commentor, you’ll stand out from the crowd. One key; setting a few minutes aside to publish thoughtful comments on authority blogs instead of trying to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Big difference. Make impacts where people can see you, and comment on relevant blogs to get the post out of this approach.

    Thanks Darren :)

    Ryan

  3. Blog commenting is a unique way of building quality relationships with fellow bloggers and readers, while building a business from the ground floor up. Additionally, blog commenting also shows people you’re a real person with feelings and promotes deeper engagement.

  4. i heard your podcast first time and its really informative, but what i found that most people do comments just for links or traffic and one more thing what do you think do comments also work for e-Commerce portal?

  5. I realize that being apart of the community is a great thing. You build trust with other sites. You show the other sites viewers that your a legit person. Your not someone that they have to worry about. The reason your here is to provide content for the community without any problems. Thank you for this article and I will continue learning what’s best for the internet.

  6. A lot of the advice given in this podcast resonated with me. The more I’ve interacted with other bloggers and commented on their posts, the more I’ve seen my own traffic rise. But I don’t leave comments just to get traffic, I do it because I’m interested in the dialogue.

    Making time to comment is certainly important but it takes more time than the 5 minutes a day you were suggesting. Just to read one article and make a thoughtful response will take at least that time. If you do this multiple times, then you can easily zip through an hour.

  7. Nice one Darren, thanks for sharing, I’ve learnt that If you really like a post, the best you can do is to leave a comment. this shows your appreciation and interest. It also encourages the writer to keep posting quality articles but If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all or at least make your comments as constructive as possible. Most comment windows have space for name/email/home page, don’t use the comment box to insert the link in the body of the comment, it will tend to trip the spam filter.

  8. Ovais Mirza says: 07/22/2015 at 5:18 am

    Hi Darren! Quiet an useful session. Well, i also believe that writing the comments on different blogs also helps you in releasing your stress and it rewards you your personal time where you are simply reading the stuff of your choice and have the luxury to speak your mind in form of comments. Great Work!

  9. Thanks for all the great ideas! I was sitting at my computer today and could not for the life of me think of something to write about. This was really helpful. Thanks again!

  10. Darren Rowse I read your full post .your post is very helpfull . I agree with you.I think every blog commenter should follow your advice .Of course a comment should be unique , post relevent, long type comment,share points.asking a question etc.Realy your advice is very effective for making a good comment.so many many thanks for sharing your idea.

  11. Hello,
    The bloggers or article writers brainstorm and write something to present to the readers. After reading the content, in my opinion, readers should express themselves, share their opinions through comment section. It helps the writers to know the reaction of the crowd, their mistake and it also expand their angles of view.

    Darren, it is really an insightful article that you wrote.
    We all want to be recognized. Getting comments on my articles means that the readers have accepted me in their world. They have given me a chance. It’s time to improve myself.

  12. I think you are absolutely right Darren, about commenting on other people’s blog, of course if it is worth it. Commenting can be encouraging for a blogger to make very nice contents that people love. thanks for this insight,although am curious about your opinion on how commenting can damage ones blog.

  13. Hey Darren,

    Love your podcast! I recommended that my entire team (I run a copywriting agency) subscribe to your episodes. This particular one on leaving comments is superb. Many os us tend to forget that a blog is supposed to be a community, and not a place to store content.

    Thanks,
    Julia

  14. This is really nice. Thanks for sharing this useful information and that’s great one.