6 Reasons to Comment on Blogs

1.  It's easy to do.  Ok, so I get that you really don't have time to blog.  But you're reading blogs and when you're done, you could make a quick connection and gain a nice bit of exposure by jotting a quick comment.  Doesn't have to be a dissertation.  Just a line or two.

2.  You will read more.  Commenting on a blog will get you to read more, because it will engage you more in what you are reading.  This, in turn, will get you more interested in seeking out additional content on the subject...It just will.  You'll want to see how others have treated the issues and how other readers have reacted to the what was written.  A natural, human response.

3.  You will write more.  Well, to begin with, even that line or two in a blog comment will be more than most write in a creative way.  And once you've written your first line, it may inspire others.  Before you know it, you'll be saying to yourself:  "I should write something about this too."  And you should.

4.  You will think more.  We know that if we're going to comment on something, even a line or two, we need to be sure of what we've just read.  It forces us to ponder even a slight moment more on what we've just read.  It has a wonderful effect.

5.  You will connect more.  You want to connect with a blogger?  Write a comment, even a single line.  You'll get noticed, even if you don't think you've been.  And others commenting will take notice too.  You'll find yourself connecting with bloggers and other communication leaders. 

6.  It will inspire you -- and others.  What you think is important.  Sharing your thoughts with others will inspire you to do more, see more, and share more -- encouraging others to do the same.

Now...don't be afraid to comment...just a line or two.

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9 comments:

Gretchen said...

I just couldn't stand it without a comment after a blog that's tell you to COMMENT ON BLOGS!

Also... you speak the truth... 100%

Stasia said...

Nice advice. I'd never thought about the effect that commenting had on me - particularly being more aware of what I've just read! Thanks for a new perspective!

Stash
@stashkm
thestash.posterous.com

MARK W. SCHAEFER said...

I had to laugh when I read your headline because the best reason to comment on blogs is for the money! That's right - $$$

I have hired so many people from my blog community or referred work to them. One has become my biggest customer.

Business is about relationships and what better way to do that to start as pen pals in a community? It WORKS.

Thanks for the great post, Glen.

Kinjal said...

Simple yet very effective tip!
Nice one Glen!

Frugaldom said...

Now who can pass up on a blog post like that? Well said!

I'm Outraged!! said...

I'm looking for some great blogs. Any suggestions?

GlenGilmore said...

Gretchen, thanks for getting the ball rolling!!! (They had me sweatn'!)

Stasi, thanks for joining in the conversation!

Mark, nice point! $$$ is always a good motivator. (Reminder to self, comment more on Mark's blogs!)

Kinjal, thanks!

Frugaldom, too kind!

Outraged, a nice listing of social media blogs: Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of 2010 http://bit.ly/bcSo8r

Anonymous said...

As part of a holistic approach, I agree 100%.

RuthL said...

Couldn't resist commenting...
And I agree. Comments are good for everyone - both for the commentators and the commented upon.