As a blogger, you know that comments are an exciting part of the process. However, you can’t sit idly by waiting for people to comment on your content if you aren’t willing to seek out other bloggers in your niche and leave your own valuable comments behind. There are many reasons comments are important, but here are five reasons why commenting on other blogs truly matters.
Last summer I asked the question if Chrome will Overtake Firefox in the race to become the most popular internet browser. You can see from the graph I posted back then it appeared inevitable.
Well the time has come.
To refresh your memory, the traffic data I’ve collected is from StudioPress because in my world, that provides the largest sample I could use. Over the past 21 months, StudioPress has received over 6,000,000 visitors, with 35,000,000 page views.
While you may know everything there is to know about driving traffic to your blog, what do you do if none of your readers are actively participating? All the page views mean nothing if your blog remains inactive from a community perspective.
Luckily, there are several steps you can take to begin engaging your blog readers and not only get more comments from them, but build a dedicated community of like-minded people who enjoy reading what you have to say.
Recently I decided to go through my site and look for things that I felt it was missing. I noticed was that I lacked a one-click process to allow folks to follow me on Twitter.
I used to have a Twitter link in my sidebar, and plan to leave it there – but I strategically identified a location I thought might be a good place for the Twitter “Follow” button.
There are many entrepreneurs (or wantrepreneurs) who believe the myth that building a startup is a piece of cake. Many fall prey to the “if you build it they will come” mentality, and don’t realize only a fraction of startups actually lift off the ground.
I read an insightful article the other day on why the freemium model of marketing fails for startup companies. Good stuff by fellow partner at Copyblogger Media, Brian Clark.