Comment on Blog Posts Even
When The Bloggers Don’t Reply
I was checking out Facebook and came across a post from a fellow blogger. He was asking if anyone still left comments on blogs even though the blog post author doesn’t reply to them. It’s a fair question. We’ve been told that we should reply to all comments. But, there are many reasons why the person can’t or doesn’t reply to them.
Let’s dig a little deeper into why they don’t reply.
Why Don’t They Reply To Comments?
The blogger in question will fall into one of these categories:
- New blogger
- Successful blogger
- A blogger who just doesn’t care
Each category has its own set of reasons why they don’t reply.
A new blogger just starting his/her journey probably doesn’t have enough knowledge on what it takes to be successful. Chances are, they haven’t visited blogging tips blogs where they can learn how to run a successful blog. They may visit other blogs but probably don’t leave comments. As a result, they may not reply to comments on their blog because they don’t experience it on other blogs or haven’t been told that they should.
That’s where we, as more experienced bloggers, can help them. If we come across their blogs, noticeable by the lack of replies to comments, we should definitely leave a value-filled comment related to the topic. We can also ask them a question, which will give them the push they need to reply, to answer your question. Last resort, just tell them that they should reply to any comments. Explain that replying to comments helps to build a relationship with their readers.
A successful blogger is usually someone who has been blogging for many years. The longer they’ve been blogging, the greater the chance that they have hundreds, if not thousands of readers. If only a fraction of those readers leave comments on a blog post, it’s still many comments to read and leave a reply. I know pro bloggers who do reply to every comment. I also know of many who don’t simply because they don’t have the time to go through that many comments.
Their time is better spent writing more blog posts to share more valuable information with their readers. They may also be spending more time promoting their blog posts, products and services. They may also have a regular podcast that they need to record and edit. These are just a few of the things, but there could be many others going on that I haven’t mentioned here. Basically, if they are really successful, they have so many other things that must take priority over replying to your comments. That’s just how it goes sometimes.
A Blogger Who Just Doesn’t Care
This one is self-explanatory. I’d like to think that there aren’t any bloggers in this category. But, with millions of blogs out there and more coming online daily, the possibility exists.
Why Should I Leave a Comment?
Now that we know why bloggers don’t reply to comments left on their blogs posts, we can address why you should still leave those comments.
- Add value to the topic of the post
- Build a relationship with the blog owner
- Build a relationship with their readers
- Getting backlinks to your blog
These are the main reasons why you should. Let me explain.
Add Value to the Topic of the Post
By leaving a comment, you are able to share any knowledge you have on the topic. You can tell what you have experienced related to the topic, good or bad. Or, if you haven’t dealt with it personally, talk about that also. Explain why you haven’t done it, whether because you never heard of it, or just haven’t tried it yet.
You can learn more about blog commenting here.
Build a Relationship With the Blog Owner
Even if the blog owner doesn’t reply to your comments, it doesn’t mean he/she hasn’t read them. If you are consistently commenting and adding value, they will begin to notice you. You may be invited to do a guest post on their blog. They may mention you in a blog post they publish. They may want to interview you if they have a podcast. Basically, doors may begin to open for you.
Build a Relationship With Their Readers
When other readers of the blog post get to the comment section, they will most likely go through and read the comments. If they see something that interests them, they may decide to visit that person’s blog to see what they have to offer. What you are doing is leveraging the blog owner’s space to get visitors for your blog. If they like what they see on your blog, they will come back and that’s when you start building those relationships.
Getting Backlinks to your Blog
Every time you leave a comment on a blog post, you are giving a link back to your blog. If you use CommentLuv, you are also leaving a link directly to a recent blog post. Now, don’t just leave a short comment just to get the backlinks. It will backfire on you. You’ll find yourself in the spam folder and possibly blocked by the blog owner. That’s never a good thing so avoid it at all costs.
Final Thoughts and Calls To Action
Bottom line, whether or not the blog owner replies to your comments, you definitely should still leave a comment. Don’t take it personally if they don’t. Just do your thing and you’ll be fine. People will appreciate what you have to say, whether it’s the owner or just their readers. Those who don’t leave comments don’t get noticed. How are people to know you were there unless you tell them? Only commenting does this. It’s written proof that you were there. So do it.
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Have a good one……Chris