Blog commenting is a wonderful way to engage people and drive traffic. I would like to study this topic a little bit more in order to understand and explain it better to you.
The result of this effort will be an ebook that I will offer for free to all those interested in blog comments.
I cannot do that without your participation. Please, help me unlock the secrets of blog commenting by sharing your thoughts and experience.
In this post I want to start a debate about blog comments role in the economy of your blog and your business.
This is a controversial topic and the opinions range from blog commenting as the most important thing in the online universe to the idea of closing those comments forever, together with the respective blogs.
I will start by sharing with you what I believe and then ask for your help. Let’s begin with what I think are the most important roles of the comments you make on your blog or on other people’s blogs. What is the role of a blog comment?
Different types of blog comments roles
The comment section is a place for debates, for hearing other people’s opinions. From the clash between different points of view, ideas, facts and data provided by each commentator, you can extract the truth or the best approximation of the truth. I am a big fan of this role.
Blog comments role is to encourage people. Here, in the comment section, you must be nice, positive and encouraging. Well, this is a very important point and I would love to hear your thoughts. There is an important principle at work here:
I like this principle but not entirely. What if you do something wrong on your blog? If nobody tells you and all you get is encouraging messages, you will never know your mistake.
A reason to be happy
Blog comments role is to make you happy and give you a reason to keep going. I love blog comments. They offered me so much joy… .
People who come here and make comments (you) are the power who inspires me, motivates me and makes my day. You give me a reason to keep going and a reason to be happy.
Check the following post to see how blog comments can make somebody happy during these hard times:
Comment section is a place for learning. Here you can find out a lot of new things (data, facts etc.), you can evaluate different points of view, study different perspectives on the same subject matter.
Blog comments role is to help you learn about new strategies, techniques, concepts and also important things from people’s experience.
Comment section is a place for promoting our blog. You can attract people’s attention by a thoughtful comment, you can attach a link to your comment and make people come to your blog, you can stand out from the crowd with a nice, substantial or very well formatted comment etc. The sky is the limit.
Blog comments are a powerful mean to help people by offering solutions to their problems. People are talkative. People in need talk about their problems.
It happened many times: somebody talks about a problem he cannot solve, no matter how hard he tries. Then somebody else comes, reads the comment and offers the solution.
Comment section is a place where you can drive traffic to your blog. The content you are posting in that comment, the link you attach to that comment, the method you provide to solve that problem, the references you can make these are all means of driving traffic to your blog.
Blog comments role is to attract attention to an influential blogger or influencer.
Your personality, your expertise, your style can make you new friends, new partners and even attract the one that will become your mentor. Your whole destiny can be changed by a simple comment.
Authority and expertise
Blog comments role is to help you establish yourself as an expert on a topic. If you really know the subject matter, well this is a place to prove yourself, stand out from the crowd and become an influencer yourself.
In time you can be seen as an authority in a particular field and people will start to come to you like bees to honey.
Well, these are just a few roles blog comments can play in the economy of a blog and a business. Now, the imagination of one individual is limited. The power of the blogosphere is needed to shed some light on this topic.
It is your turn now. Come and share your opinions about blog comments role. More information, more data, facts, ideas are needed. Different points of view, different perspectives can help us understand better this controversial domain. Let the debate begin.
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