There’s a debate that flares up between bloggers once in a while. Is commenting on other blogs a valuable strategy for building traffic to your own site?
Some web marketers and new bloggers swear by blog commenting as a way to build traffic, make new connections and generally raise the awareness of your own site. Other people say it’s a complete waste of time.
I’ll share my thoughts on the subject in an upcoming post. For now, I’d love to hear what you think.
Why do you comment on other blogs? Please share in the comments.
Last Month’s “Ask The Readers”
In last month’s “ask the readers” segment, I asked: How Much of Your Self Do You Have to Reveal to Succeed Online?
That question brought up a whole lot of related topics, including whether it’s ethical and/or advised to blog under a pen name. Check out the comments on that one if you haven’t already.
One of my favorite comments on that post came from James Chartrand of Men with Pens. If you don’t know about James already, that’s actually a pen name. The real James isn’t a James at all, but James still manages to get an effective and full personality across at Men with Pens.
James started the comment like this: “How much of yourself you should reveal depends on your personal comfort zone.” James gets into some really great points about how full personal details aren’t really necessary to convey your full personality. Read all the comments for the whole conversation.
Now let’s hear your opinion on this “ask the readers” segment. Why do you comment on other blogs?