One of the most common tips, to build the traffic on a blog, is to leave comments on others people blog.
I’m an old surfer and marketer. In my early years, the ‘Golden book’ was common on most of the personal web site online. I was leaving a nice little text about the site with a little invite to visit mine at the end. In that time, it was working with an average of 30% to 40% of people visiting my own web site from that text. Now, there’s less and less personal web site. Most people will go for a blog instead of a web site.
It’s mostly the same that we do with post. With the difference that we need to leave a comment related to the subject of the post. This means that you need to read and understand the post first. Then that you need to create a comment that is as good as you can. It takes times and energy to do so.
If I could give you an advice, don’t leave a comment that looks like “Great post”, “Interesting subject” or “I agree with you”. Doing so isn’t going to bring any new people to your blog. You need to create something good with your comment.
View your comment as a promo tool for your blog. It has to be as good as your blog. It also needs to be short. A comment with more than 10 lines will only be read by the author of the blog you wrote on. Yes, you want the author to read your comment, but you also want the visitor to that blog to read it.
Remember, when you leave a comment, it’s more than a comment; it’s an ad to yourself and your blog.
Thoughts become things.
If you let your mind go wild, you will find yourself following what others are wanting you to follow.
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest gift is the gift of personal opinion. This is not about right or wrong. It’s about creating your own opinion.
Too many people end up taking what others are saying as the only way to build their opinion.
When you build your opinion, you need to be true to your values. When you are true to your values, then you can build the opinion that is really yours.
Do you have a good enough reason to climb?
“It’s lonely at the top, so you better know why you’re up there.”
– John C. Maxwell
The road to get up there is filled with sacrifice and hard times. If your reason isn’t good enough, you’ll give up.
The way to the top is different for each of us. Get inspired with the success of others, but don’t expect to have the same climbing.
Your reason have to be a drive. It has to make you excited and happy. Your reason have to feel good for you.