One of the most common laments I hear, especially from business bloggers, is: “No one visits / links to / comments on my blog!”
Comments are the lifeblood of the blogosphere. Comments are the most direct indicator of blog-based conversations — and conversations are always more engaging than monologues. That’s the true power of blogs or any other kind of conversational media.
One secret to getting more comments on your blog and attracting more high-quality traffic is to give lots of comments on other blogs — but strategically, not indiscriminately. Focus on commenting on blogs whose authors or audiences are the kind of people you’d like to have reading and commenting on your blog.
Shortly, Capture the Conversation will publish my video tutorial showing how this works. But in the meantime, here’s an overview of strategic commenting…