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Bloggers know that bloggers live for comments.
But what’s in it for you? Why should you invest a few keystrokes and leave a comment?
Of course, there’s the warm fuzzy you earn by making a blogger’s day. And of course, there’s the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve added your two bright shining pennies to the blogosphere.
But, if that’s not enough, if you’d like an extra incentive, consider this…
When readers finish a post and are ready to read more, one of the most common places to find new reading material is in the comments. If you want more readers, leave more comments.
And your comments may be more powerful than you think…
When Janice and I needed to select a managing editor for our new sister site, 5 Minutes for Parenting, my immediate response was “Adventures in Babywearing“.
Why? Because “Adventures in Babywearing” has been subliminally tattooed all over my brain. For as long as I can remember “Adventures in Babywearing” has been one of the first comments on almost every post at 5 Minutes for Mom. It’s almost creepy how fast she can get her comment up. I imagine her sitting at her computer, watching her RSS reader, fingers poised to press “Submit Comment” and secure that top spot.
Face it. It’s an ad.
Right there at the bottom of every post. I close my eyes and I see it. “Adventures in Babywearing”. “Adventures in Babywearing”. “Adventures in Babywearing”. I can’t stop seeing it.
Luckily, Janice and I happen to adore Stephanie (aka “Adventures in Babywearing”) and we love reading her comments. We became friends through those comments.
So when we had to choose a blogging friend to manage our new sister site, we just smiled and said “Adventures in Babywearing”.
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