As I posted earlier in July, (What Type of Post Needs a Comment?) I feel that a blogger should create their site to both develop a rapport with the readers and offer information that will help them reach their goals.
More and more, I have been reading comments on other sites that add little or no value to the overall culture of the blog. I’m guessing that many of these comments are part of a larger strategy to gain valuable linkbacks from high page ranked sites and possibly attract direct referral visits as well. Please don’t get me wrong, I think this is an excellent strategy for increasing your readership; however, please spend the extra 5 seconds and make a comment that’s worth while!
For those people who refuse to take my advice, I’m committed to helping you on your goals as well. I have scoured the blogging world and found my Top Ten Comments that can be used for any situation. Regardless of the topic, these classics can be posted without any need to even read the original post!
So without further adieu, here they are:
- Wow, that’s impressive!
- Funny…(or Not Funny…)
- Great Post!
- Good job! Keep it up!
- Great stuff!
- This is exactly what I was looking for.
- I don’t agree with you on this one.
- How much money have you made with this idea?
- Where can I find more information about this?
- I see what you mean now.
I welcome any new BS comments that aren’t listed here (as a comment). If nothing else, let me know what you think about commenting!
As a second section for this post, I’ve learned something from the commenting process as well. I believe that when you write an intelligent, passionate or informative comment, you will significantly increase the number of people visiting your site in return.
Recently, I was reading an article by John Chow (The Progressive Income Tax Is Not Progress) and found a number of comments by Dan C. Reinert over at dcrblogs.com. His comments were very well informed, well written and he obviously spent time and energy to add value to the discussion. Needless to say, I’ve visited his site had look forward to signing up for his RSS feed when it’s available.
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