Many bloggers when they start out use Blogger as their blogging platform, which makes leaving comments on other Blogger blogs super simple. No forms to fill out, no log in details to remember for each site, you just leave your words of wisdom in the comment box and click the button to send it on its way.
Newbie bloggers and those who might not be so confident may be put off by commenting on non-Blogger blogs because of the additional fields to complete – but have you realised it can be beneficial for your blog?
Everytime you leave a comment on a WordPress blog (for example), you leave your name and URL, which then link back to your blog automatically. This benefits you not just from other bloggers being able to get to your blog easily (just one click!) but it could potentially give you a little SEO boost as well! When you leave a comment on a Blogger blog, your name automatically links back to your Blogger profile – which is why you will see so many commenters leaving lots of links to their blogs in comments. (You don’t need to bother with that in WordPress comments!)
Some WordPress blogs (like ours!) also use plug-ins like CommentLuv which will automatically fetch the details of your latest blog post and enter the details underneath your comment – giving you two links back for one comment.
Are you put off from commenting on non-Blogger blogs because of the additional text to enter?
No, I don’t think it puts me off. If at all I want to comment, than a couple of extra fields to fill are fine by me. What sometimes stops me from commenting is that on popular blogs there is usually a million comments already and I feel like adding mine is totally irrelevant at that stage. Then not even the easy Blogger comments can persuade me :/
Angela @Little Apple Tree says
Honestly, the only thing that puts me off commenting are captchas. I loathe the things.
I’m with Angela, captchas are really the only thing that might put me off commenting
I had absolutely no clue, so I’m trying it out now, haha! Thanks a lot!!!
Sanaa Brooks says
I’m with Maree, if someone has a bunch of comments already it just feels like you’re late in the convo or they’ve already gotten “enough”. But what I really love doing is commenting on blog posts that have no comments yet, because I think of it as a friendly reminder to everyone that people DO read their blog posts. As the golden rule says, “Do unto others, as you’d want others to do unto you”, right? :)