How to Get Your Comment Noticed

How do you get more readers?

While the first (and most obvious) answer is to write quality content, the truth is that networking with other bloggers, especially if they are in the same niche as you, is essential to getting more readers.

And doing all that is as simple as commenting on their blog posts.

In today’s post I’m going to suggest eight tips for leaving comments on blogs that not only get (you) noticed but will compel others to visit your blog.

1. Be first

Of course, the goal is not just to be first, but to leave a great first comment.

Also, a warning: being first all the time might annoy certain bloggers. It seems intentional, and they will no longer believe that you genuinely want to interact with them, but rather are trying to get them (or their readers) to visit your blog.

2. Offer your side of the story

A great way to add value to a post by means of a comment is to give practical examples of how what they wrote about has influenced your own life.

This means that you have to get personal but the truth is that everyone is going to be grateful for your contribution.

3. Add a point

Did the blogger miss a point on their post?

Adding another argument or point can improve the conversation and show others you are someone who knows what they’re talking about.

4. Disagree

One way to stand out is to disagree with the post and/or what others are writing in comments.

This isn’t something you will want to do on every comment that you leave, and you shouldn’t just disagree for the sake of being different.

You need to genuinely disagree, and to provide compelling arguments.

Also, don’t be argumentative or aggressive; this will only decrease the changes that folks will be curious to check our your blog.

5. Comment with conviction, passion, and personality

Sometimes, I read the comments left on my blog posts and wonder if they were written by some spambot.

Inject some feeling, passion, conviction, and emotion into your comments.

After all, this is still writing, right? So punch those damn keys and show others that you are an actual human being.

6. Funny helps

As a blogger who has a blog with posts that can get hundreds of comments I know just how mind numbing it can be to read through them all.

One type of comment that snaps me out of this state is a comment that makes me laugh.

Of course humor can also be misinterpreted and cause offense – so make sure you are actually funny.

7. Ask a question

Makes sense, right?

You ask me a question, and I have to answer.

It’s like asking a small favor of someone; this, in turn, makes them like you, because they wouldn’t be doing it if they didn’t.

8. Share a helpful link

Okay, so this is a bit tricky.

Never, ever, ever share a link to one of your own blog posts. It’s selfish, it’s desperate, and it disrespectful.

But do share links to someone else’s article that relates to the post you just read, or adds to the conversation, or provides a solution to a problem that hasn’t been solved.


Keep in mind that while leaving comments on other people’s blogs can be a great way to get traffic to your blog, it can also hurt your reputation as a blogger.

Common sense, respect, and moderation are three words to always keep in mind when interacting with bloggers/readers in the comments section.

Also, do keep in mind that you are merely a guest in someone else’s house, and this means that you have to obey whatever rules the host/blogger has laid out.

53 thoughts on “How to Get Your Comment Noticed

      1. Definitely. In fact, if I was going to add a No. 10 to this list (which is already really good), I’d just say that you should read the entire blog post before commenting. I feel like a lot of people are drive-by commenters, at times.

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      2. Oh, that is a must.

        I think that if you couldn’t even read until the end of a blog post, you shouldn’t comment at all. Or maybe start with that: “Sorry, but I just couldn’t read your post because halfway through I fell asleep.” That would be a far more valuable feedback than “Nice post.”

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      3. I know, right? As much as I long for feedbacks, “nice post” comments usually suck, but Cristian, “Sorry, but I just couldn’t read your post because halfway through I fell asleep.” really?😂 sounds to me like, “Sorry, but your post is not only too long but boring.” I mean, some bloggers might find that offensive.

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  1. All good suggestions Cristian, the point about asking a question is particularly pertinent. It is a recognised device used in advertising to gain a response from the reader. The one ad that I kept in my snatch file had the headline “Aged 50-80?” an advert for life insurance. If you were in the target age group you read the advert. When I was in business I used to use a question as often as I could when writing an advert.

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  2. Most of these tips were intuitive to me, but I learned a couple. I’m embarrassed to say which ones. 🤦‍♀️
    It seems like a tricky balance sometimes, but I always appreciate the fact that someone has taken the time to respond. Makes me curious about them, and I’ll often go check out their blog.
    🌻

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    1. Not all can make the comment at same time to be first. But, I guess it should be appreciated the comment even the last.
      Yes, I read all you posts but not able to comment till now. I really like your posts and got lots of ideas. thanks Cristian.

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  3. It’s hard to disagree without it coming across as rude, so usually if I disagree with a post I’ll find a way to ask a question that I believe leads to my position. I feel that questions come across more conversational than a statement that can seem authoritative or condescending.

    Great advice Cristian!

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    1. Yes… I did read in a psychology article that when arguing with someone you should always ask questions: it makes them see your side of things too.

      So maybe it’s a good way to disagree with someone by asking them questions, or maybe by telling them your story and how that relates to the exact opposite of what they are writing about in their blog post. That also seems to work.

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  4. Yes, I like it when people comment and share their insight on the matter, always keeping common sense alight. That makes communication and interaction, but the purpose should be constructive.

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  5. Commentable blog post (pun intended). I often learn so much from you. When disagreeing with someone, if you say and, rather than but, you are not immediately discounting what they said. It comes across subtly as kinder and gentler.

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  6. yeah thanks, I don’t seem to get many comments, spend a lot of time locked out of my account lol its’ like a cat and mouse game this place. I spend most of my time trying to find my posts and convincing happiness engineers to help me. I’m still unsure as to why I have a blog or whether I really want people to read it. For me, it is more important to actually write the stuff – as a long time progastinator and bad speller, I’m just pleased I got this far.

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      1. So it was. As I wasnt the first and am socially awkward its good to be noticed but you had drawn my attention somehow. I will admit to feel richer for reading. It made me think about why i blog.

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      1. Yes I find that the amount of posts as in one every day only goes so far into getting an audience to pay attention. The content of the posts but also how they relate to the events of the world that day dictate how many viewers and how much interaction you get.

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  7. I enjoyed this blog post because I’m still trying to figure out the whole engagement thing by commenting on other people’s posts, and sometimes I just don’t know what to write. So not only were your suggests good for me, but even reading through these comments on here has given me more insight as to what type of replies I could make to network on other blogs more.

    However, I do have a question. Am I just blind or is there no number 8 in the list? I’ve gone through this post more than once, and I still can’t find number 8.

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  8. Love this. I was actually thinking about this the other day… Wondering what are some appropriate ways of commenting on different posts. This post was really helpful, and I will definitely make use of these tips when commenting in the future. Thank you for this xx

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  9. Guilty as charged for sometimes leaving bland comments. Shall try to do better now I have some extra tips.
    One idea to add to your list – you don’t have to comment only on the blog post itself. If you are not the first to leave a comment, look at what other comments have been posted and react to one of those. Commenting is after all about Interacting and conversation – you wouldn’t go to a party and talk only to the host. You would talk to other guests. App,y the same idea to your blog interactions

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  10. Its prolly a good thing being the worst writer on wordpress, Meaning I dont write well enough to spout off at the finger tips therefore when I do say something it”s well in theory its prolly pretty well thought out and hopefully I do some proof reading whick I neglect quite well and its bull shit I know what I want I know half the the what I’m saying so dammit it should say it without proof reading and now im gonna shut hole and proof read good night

    ps anyone gets bored i need help getting my store up

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  11. Well if I take the time to comment, personally, it is because I genuinely enjoyed reading the post and want to express my appreciation of the content to the writer or author. On the other hand, if someone does leave a comment of appreciation of my post on my own blog I do take the time to respond or at least “like” his or her comment.

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