One of the things I have enjoyed the most about the challenge is reading other blogs. I have found new blogs in my niche, blogs that make me laugh, and blogs that have an interesting story to tell. With Google Reader I can read them all with just a few clicks and scrolls. When one strikes my fancy I head on over to the blog and leave a comment.
We learned today to:
- Make your comments informative and meaningful
- Never Spam ~ Example: Great post, here's my link
- Leave comments everywhere you can, news articles, news blogs, other blogs, and anywhere you can
- Try to add to the article or post with your own insight when possible.
I try to make my comments informative, responsive to questions, or just to say I agree with something they have posted. It lets the blogger know that I have read and understand what they are talking about. When you leave a comment that adds to the content of the blog it also shows you are an expert in that field.
I have had comments to my 31 day challenge that have helped me shape my blog, my posts, and my thoughts on blogging. I enjoy reading comments and it always makes you feel good knowing that you have engaged the readers.
I am headed out now to do my "homework" by reading and commenting on posts that some of my SITS girls have made!