Ok I want to thank everyone who commented on the last post about my Social Media Blackout experiment.
It was really insightful to learn how you guys deal with productivity yourselves and how much stuff are you able to get done in just a few hours as long as you have the proper mindset and take massive action.
As a side note for this new update, I know I haven’t published anything here in the past two weeks.
Even if I tried to let you know everything I’ve done, you would probably end up complaining about the length of the article so I’m not going to do that.
Instead, I’m going to write some brief articles for the most relevant things that happened and we’ll take it from there in the upcoming days so let’s get this party started with blog commenting.
How blog commenting works, is you normally visit a site on a particular topic, read the article and if you have anything to say (hopefully something constructive at least) you’d leave a comment with a link back to your blog (assuming you do have a blog).
This establishes a communication channel between writer and reader and if you write an interesting comment, you’d normally expect an answer.
If the blog owner is smart enough, the blog will have a plugin to let you know that your comment has a reply so you can go back and check it out (and more visits to your site).
(I won’t get into the pros and cons of commenting, let’s just stay with the action for now.)
I used to think of this activity as a backlink building strategy that helped our blogs gain page rank and authority.
Well I soon realized that it should be used as a connecting and as a communication strategy more than anything else and think of the backlink juice gain, as a plus from that particular task.
Just check out who visited the blog…
I say this because not only Gideon Shalwick was on this blog a few days ago, he even told me he liked the article, now how cool is that?
In the remote case you don’t know who Gideon Shalwick is, then you’re living under a rock (lol j/k)
He’s your go-to guy whenever it comes to video marketing, he’s that good.
So… being one huge Gideon’s fan myself, I really can’t tell you how amazing this feels.
I was going to say something like “I don’t know what the heck am I doing here on the blog but something is definitely being done RIGHT” but I can’t tell you that because then I’d be lying to you.
I actually do know why and how I did it…
…are you ready?
With great comments!
Being there, appreciating other people’s hard work and being dead honest about our compliments, nothing else.
This is the comment that made Gideon check out my site.
See… Not that difficult right?
And who else has been here…
Here’s another top gun who recently came to the blog, Mr. Alex Jeffreys.
Not only he was around and read a few things, he ALSO liked how I wrote and you can see it on the picture down below and on this Turn The Page article too.
That’s two internet marketing rockstars, reading the same blog (hint: THIS ONE).
And finally but not least…
James Francis is another young Internet Marketer from the UK who I have been following for a while.
He writes very good stuff and shares a lot of great info on his marketing blog.
I recently wrote an article about Digital Nomads and Minimalism and I included a lot of people in it, including James.
To make a long story short, I asked everyone for permission (everyone replied except for one person but no big deal) and here you can see James’ reply.
To be honest, I wasn’t even aware that James maybe even visited my site but that’s the impression that I have from his reply.
I have left several comments on James Francis because I really enjoy his videos and…
…wait a minute, did he actually say “an honour to be mentioned“?
Okay, that’s a shocker and a pretty cool one too since I have learned a lot from him just by reading his blog.
I highly recommend you check out his stuff but, can you see the power of writing great comments now?
While I believe that commenting is key to making new relations and meeting new people, even possible business partners, it also can be a huge time sucker so do it wisely and apply common sense.
I used to comment a LOT before and really, it can be addictive to comment on every single post of every single blog you’re aware of and if you go that route, you’ll end up doing nothing else on your whole day.
And your turn…
So what’s the deal, care to tell me what is your commenting ‘strategy’ and share it with this Internet Marketing Newbie? (That’d be ME!)
Take care and speak soon, don’t forget to let me know how you manage your time when leaving comments on the blogosphere and talk to you tomorrow, okay?
PS. Yes, you read that right… I’m publishing something else tomorrow and I’ll keep it like that for a few days so you can be updated on everything I have been doing lately.