PostHeaderIcon Frosted Good Stuff: Week 4 Of Blog Commenting

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.

My old time favorites are Successful Blog and All Freelance Writing.  The same thing goes for these ladies; they are honest, hard-working women.

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.

Terez and I seem to share a few of the same favorite blogs.  Additionally, I enjoyed reading the blog at The Writers Manifesto and Music Teachers Helper.  The writing at The Writers Manifesto is edgy and informative.  The Music Teachers Helper is a great resource for private music teachers, a rare thing in cyberspace.  The two sites are definitely on my A-List.
I really feel that I benefited from this month’s challenge.  I tend to be so focused on my own writing that I fail to indulge in the writings of others.  This month has opened my mind to the extensive wealth of information available out there.  I look forward to continuing my excavation of this world of writing.

About the authors

Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.

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

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