PostHeaderIcon Building Connections Through Blog Commenting

By Jael Strong

Here we are again at the beginning of another month!  Last month, Terez and I focused all of our energies on cold e-mailing and that was grand.  Now, we are venturing in a different direction with new goals and challenges.

This Month’s Challenge:  Post ten to twenty blog comments each week on various blogs.  The number of blog comments will depend on various factors such as how much time we have to devote to the project and our ability to find blogs that we sincerely have something about which to say.

Goal:  Build network connections and good working relationships with others in our fields of expertise and interests.

Why blog commenting?  Blog commenting is a great way to reach out to other writers and other individuals in various fields of interest.  Just as cold e-mailing familiarized others with us, we hope that blog commenting will do the same in helping others get to know us and what we do. 

Keep checking back for regular updates, interviews, and tips on this blog commenting adventure!

About the Author
Jael Strong is a writer for TheWriteBloggers, a company dedicated to creating professional blogging content for increased internet visibility.

4 Responses to “Building Connections Through Blog Commenting”

  • I absolutely agree it’s necessary to comment on other blogs, howevever, I’m not sure it builds a significant number of connections. In my experience, the resulting connections are few, but do tend to be strong and lasting. I’d recommend noticing whether the blogger responds to comments.

    Whenever I receive a comment on my blog that has website listed with the person’s name, I always check out their website and if its something that interests me, I make a point of mentioning that I enjoyed discovering their website in my reply to their comment. That really helps ground the connection.

    I also sometimes send an email to a person who comments more than once, for an extra dose of gratitude and to further develop the connection. Building connections through blog commenting is really a two-way street.

  • Jael Strong says:

    You give some really great advice. Thank you! Making strong connections is very important, even if the connections made are few. By the way, I love the way you follow up on comments.

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