Building Better Connections
To build better connections for your blog, it’s far more expedient to spend a little time a day to read and comment on several blogs that you follow, than going through hundreds of them leaving your likes and Gravatar on a consistent basis like a sticker.
Your comments leave a more valid impression behind. It’s a painstaking and time-consuming affair, but worthwhile in the long-term.
Remember that people follow people – they essentially follow the perceived personality behind the blog, even when the blogger is anonymous – and not necessarily the website. It’s the connections that form the backbone of your blog and those few minutes spent commenting builds a bridge to networking.
Networking means doing a whole gamut of things that I have written about here before such as:
- Leaving comments on other blogs.
- Responding to comments that others leave on yours.
- Make helpful suggestions.
- Connecting with other people through various social networking sites, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google + et cetera.
- Emailing people to introduce yourself especially in a niche that interest you.
Give yourself a challenge today, comment on at least 5 – 10 blogs that you read.