"Nice post, check out my blog at www.iobviouslydidnteventakethetimetoreadyourpost.com
Comments like those are the equivalent to those girls you knew in highschool that put you down behind
your back, but pretended like you were best friends to your face... and then, when you're back from
school for the summer, you run into one of them and they expect you to smile and say hello... (is it
obvious I speak from experience?)
Why start a relationship on a superficial and transparent note, when you could just take the extra
ounce of brainpower to read through a few of their posts, and see what you like about their blog?
Making connections and blogosphere friends will seriously boost your readership and most likely
improve you as a blogger.
So lets cut to the chase, follow these steps and you can be on your way to new readers, friends, and
- Go to your three favorite blogs.
- Read through each of their most recent posts in entirety.
- Post a comment stating what you liked, how it made you feel, something it reminded you of, ANYTHING that shows you have original thoughts. *
- Look through each of their comment sections, and choose three bloggers that also commented. *
- Visit their blogs one by one, and repeat steps 2-5.
Starting to see how this could help? It's like a dominos effect; the more blogs you visit, the more
connections you could potentially be making.
*You can leave your link in the post, because it is the easiest way for them to get back to you, but
do not add, "look at my blog too" or "return the favor" because they don't have to if they don't want.
And in a lot of cases, those simple phrases can really piss someone off.
I think it is best when you use your link as an extension of your signature, just like say, Bill Gates would sign his messages:
Extremely Rich Man
You get it.
*Everyone who left a comment on the post immediately shares something in common with you, because
you both like the same blog and had an opinion about the content. That's a great place to start, right?
So go on! Be a social blogger!