"I love this post! Come check out my blog! http://mynewblog.blogspot.com"
I know I get at least a few a week. And the truth is, I only go check out those blogs sometimes. So how DO you leave a "good" comment? The kind of comment that builds relationships and encourages friendships?
Here's 3 tips to help you create community when leaving blog comments!
1. Respond to a specific line from their post.Did they have a specific line that really stuck out to you?
Quote the line in your comment, and tell them why it stuck out to you.
2. Share a short personal experience.
I wrote a post awhile ago about what to do at Disneyland when you're dog-tired. I LOVED the comments I received because they really helped me connect with my readers. Why? Because they shared their OWN experiences from being exhausted at Disneyland, and I was able to respond back via email and chat with them about our similar experiences.
3. Ask questions!Did their post make you wonder what makeup they use? Or how they plan their blog posts? Or where they got that cute scarf? ASK! I love when my readers ask me questions because it allows me an opportunity to chat with them about things we both love. Which establishes that bond between us. It also often gives me blog post ideas, because if one person wonders what my skin care routine is, they probably aren't the only one.
What do you love to see in your comments?