By Mary Jaksch
One of the ways to lure people to your blog is through writing interesting comments on related blogs. But most bloggers who comment don’t know a about simple one simple trick. For example, I was just reading through the comments on my guest post at Problogger, called How to Create a Membership Site That Rocks. I recognized quite a few blogger I know through the A-List Blogger Club.
I was shocked to see that not one of them created comments that would support their blog. The comments were good – that wasn’t the problem. But the bloggers didn’t identify themselves correctly.
Here is an example:
The only way for the reader to find out about Barrie’s blog is to click on her name. In other words, Barrie’s brand isn’t established in her comment. Let’s take a closer look at how to do this better. Here is a typical comment box:
Now, Barrie would have written her first and second name in the first box, right? In contrast, here’s how I do it:
This is how it looks:
In the Problogger article, my focus was on A-List Blogging Bootcamps and the A-List Blogger Club. When I write a comment on a blog that’s relates to Goodlife ZEN, I write my name like this: Mary Jaksch | Goodlife ZEN.
What happens when you your name is linked to your blog is that your brand gets strengthened. Everyone can immediately connect your name and your photo to your blog. This is a simple tip, but this small tweak makes your comments count.