Blogging can be overwhelming when you’re first starting out. Between platforms, widgets, html coding…it can all be very mind-boggling. Then comes networking, social media, commenting, sponsorships and before you know it you are spending hours trying to get your baby blog off the ground. Well, rest-assured, it doesn’t get any easier.
1. Thou shall turn Captcha word verification off on comments.
3. Though shall put careful thought and consideration into their comments
You know what annoys me more than stale bread? Commenters that don’t actually read the post, but comment just to promote themselves. Chances are, if I get a “I’m having a giveaway check me out” or “Come follow my blog,” I won’t even click the link so don’t even try. Are you a victim of: “comment vomit”?
You know how good it feels to receive a comment on something you write? Well guess what? The feeling is mutual. If you are taking the time out of your busy day to read something on someone’s page, what’s another minute to leave a comment with your thoughts? Feedback is always nice.
Remember: It is not about the quantity of followers, it is the quality of followers. If you want to attract a blogger to your blog—leave a comment that means something. Something that will intrigue the blogger reading it and will make them WANT to come to your page
4. Thou shall interact and engage with thy readers
Don’t be a Blog Snob! This gal disagrees with me. This one too. Oh wells.
5. Thou shall not have obnoxious commenting systems
It’s a deal breaker for me. I cannot stand ones that won’t allow me to comment unless I sign up. Or require me to input a Name, URL, e-mail, date of birth, SSN, first dog’s name…etc. Disquis, I quit.
Comment Form Placement
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The embedded comment form can not be used if you have Post Pages disabled.
Easy peasy, lemon squeazy, ay?
6. Thou shall not have music on thy bloggy. If you had any idea how many people look at blogs at work… Bad news bears.
7. Thou shall not have Mission impossible navigation
Instead, title your posts with snazzy eye catching “Confidence is the Sexiest Lingerie” type stuff. I would totally click on that.
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Now your turn! What commandments do you live your blogging life by?