If you are looking for a way to draw traffic to your blog a great way to do that is to comment on other blogs. For this to work you have to leave comments on blogs that are related to your website and the comments you leave have to be insightful. If people feel that your comments are detailed and insightful not only will they keep on reading your comments, typically they’ll also head over to your website.
You should always be respectful and courteous when commenting on other bloggers sites. You want to help bring good interaction for that blogger and also to leave a trail back to your own blog so hopefully that blogger and any of their readers will want to come and learn more about you.
Most bloggers understand what you are doing and appreciate the help when adding value to their site. Do not go and make a hard sell on anybody else’s site. This will not make you a popular person in the blogging world!
Respond back to all the comments that you get on your blog. You can start to form relationships with your readers which get them trust in you and you become the authority of your market in their minds.
I’m for anything that makes blogging on a daily basis easier. One of the things I love is a plugin for WordPress called CommentLuv. To install this plugin on your WordPress site go to the plugin section of your account, add new and look for CommentLuv. Install and activate the plugin and it is ready to go. Here is the link to the CommentLuv page and you can download it from there too if you would like. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/commentluv/screenshots/.
As the write up for the plugin says, it rewards your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. Encourage a community and discover new posts. In short, when you go and comment on another blog if I have this plugin activated on my WordPress site it will show the title of the last blog written on the other person’s site. I love when this plugin is being used because it makes it so easy for me to go to that person’s site and leave a comment.
Do you comment on other bloggers posts? Try to comment on five different blogs today. You can start here and comment on mine.