By Terez Howard and Jael Strong
Blog commenting was our challenge for October. We tried to each make 10 to 20 comments per week on blogs of our choice. During our last week, we made 20 comments on 14 different blogs.
Terez: I chose to comment on blogs that focused on freelance writing, marketing and Sisterlocks (my not-so-secret obsession). I became familiar with some bloggers that are giving away some priceless information. I feel like I’ve learned things to use as a freelance writer as well as built some relationships with a few great bloggers.
My new favorite blogs, which I plan to continue checking regularly, include Scott P. Dailey, The Sales Lion and Writing Four My Life. I’d say the common thread between these three gentlemen is that they are real. They speak so candidly that you cannot help but hang on every word they say.
This month has taught me to never give up. In every blog post I read, I felt impelled to continue building a successful freelance writing business. I am deeply thankful that all these bloggers so willingly share their expertise.
Jael: I commented on a variety of freelance writing blogs and blogs that focus on private music teaching, my other vocation. I agree with Terez; there is a lot of great information out there. Reading and commenting on other writers’ blogs gives me the same feeling as visiting local shop owners. I love it! Supporting local business is a passion of mine, and I get that same great feeling of community when I frequent a particular blog. Plus, I benefit from whatever trade secrets they are willing to share. All around, it is a good deal.