Blogging can be an onerous business.
You gotta think of a topic to write about and be disciplined enough to stick to that one topic. You got to do this, that and the other ‘cos if you don’t the dreaded big ‘G’ (that’s Google, not your God) will disown you like a ton of rectangular, red building objects.
Blog what you like so long as it is helpful, informative and/or entertaining. Someone will always hate what you write but over time you’ll get more who like it. But how do you get people to read it in the first place?
Visit and comment on other people’s blogs.
When you do, you’re allowed to leave your name and a website address along with your comment. Make your comments useful, informative and entertaining – perhaps not quite as long as your own blog posts, but enough to give people the idea about you.
Follow the links of other commenters and if they go to the owners blogs – you’ve got another place to comment.
People blog because other people read. Wise readers comment in the right way.
What is ‘the right way’ to comment?
Well here I’m going to borrow a bit from another of Alex Jeffreys’ students – A lady called Sally Neill (http://www.sallyneill.com) who has made a habit, a lifestyle and even a living out of blogging about anything and everything in her online life. She offers the following tips and ideas.
Another tip that Sally points out is try to be the first to comment. It means that your comment will get the most views as most are arranged chronologically, but don’t let not being first prevent you from commenting at all. Something is always better than nothing.
You can be first to comment by signing up to the blog’s RSS link so that you’ll know whenever a new post goes up.
Make use of blog commenting wisely and it will help you to build brand ‘You’ – the most important feature in your marketing arsenal.