Remember that last article you read and how informative it was? Yea, you thought you learned the secret of the Sphinx in that post. But guess what? You can take EVEN more out of every blog post you read.
OMG, that last line sounds like a sales pitch! I swear it’s not. And what if it was? You wanna start somethin?! Okay, I let loose and I’m back now.
Blog Post Is Only Beginning
The author of most blog posts does some research so that their topic is well backed up. No one wants to come off like a big dummy head when they release their brilliance out to the world (or just Ohio maybe)…depends on who ya are I guess.
But I digress…so the post is well researched and given to us to ponder. But the blog post is only the beginning of our learning. When the author is all done and left it for us to consume, enter the peanut gallery.
The Post Within Post
That’s how I look at it…a post within a post. You don’t have to look at it that way, I mean you can do whatever you want. I can;t stop you. I’m wandering again.
Once you scroll down to the comments section of a blog post, you are smacked right in the eyeballs by a plethora of opinions.
What I have come to appreciate is that every commenter has something of value to offer. It is your job to determine the value however.
Mixed in with those opinions are expert tips, ideas and techniques. The comment section is filled with huge amounts of information that a lot of us can put to practical use in our blogs. Or any business for that matter.
I don’t even think you need examples of this. I mean, you are all intelligent people. The next time you read a blog post, read all of the comments. I promise you that you will find one or two golden nuggets in there. And if a major conversation takes place in the comment section, you might even find enough information to build an entire website!
The Bottom Line
If you are only reading a blog post and then jumping down to your spot on the comment section, you are missing out…big time. Yes indeedy, BIG time, grande.
Not only is it self serving to do that, you are not engaging the community at all. The comments section is where you can interact with other bloggers…you DO know that by now right?
I encourage you to read through all of the comments. Participate in the conversations that occur. Hell, throw your own knowledge in there. This is a great opportunity for people to see you as the go to guy/gal.
My number one traffic boost last month came from actively engaging in the comment sections of numerous blogs. Not just leaving a comment, but replying to others and adding my own opinions to questions.
Again, I say…not rocket science people! Okay, your turn. What is your commenting strategy?
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