The Art of Blog Commenting

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Successful bloggers know that writing a good post is only half of blogging.  Community building is the second most important half of the blogging equation and where the majority of the work should take place. If you do not understand community building then no matter how good a “message” you put out you will not become a successful blogger.

A good blog is one in which the blogger establishes their message and voice, puts out a good product, earns their readers trust and then works diligently to build a community around their blog. This is really a win- win for those who are able do it well.

An important component of community building is the art of  blog commenting.I tend to think of commenting as a cross pollination process. I am encouraging a blogger I like and in the meantime my comments can also bring new readers and opportunities back to my own site. I have had both happen.

Commenting is an art that successful bloggers work on honing. It is a learned process over time, but there are a few very simple tips that you can use right now to help better your commenting skills.

1. Read the post

I visit quite a few blogs each week. As previously stated, I do this in order to community build. Last week I was reading a very heartfelt post about a woman’s recent loss on a blog I had never visited before. I felt moved to reach out to her in compassion via a comment on her post. As usual I scrolled through the other comments only to find this as the first one.

“Popping in from ____ hop. Love your blog, you can visit me at ___.”

I guarantee you that this kind of comment is the wrong one about 99.9 percent of the time and the blogger who did this is setting themselves up to fail. They are setting themselves up to fail because they don’t understand that successful bloggers are community builders.

2. Pull out a specific item to comment on within the post

You do not have to comment on everything in the post, but if there is one particular section that speaks to you then comment on it. This lets the author know you actually read their post and didn’t just skim through the pictures before posting your comment.

3. Share equal experiences

I admit that there have been some posts where it was very difficult for me to hit the publish button. Mainly because I felt so strongly about what I was writing and worried about what others would think.  If you can help give insight or boost up another blogger with shared experiences, then do it! This is an important part of community building and besides that as humans sharing and caring is generally a good thing to do.

4. Read some of the other comments

It’s not that you have to be 100 percent original and witty all of the time, but you don’t want to say the exact same thing the person before you did. Try and genuinely add to the discussion with your comment or if you get stuck you can comment on someone else’s comment saying you thought the same thing. The author will see this and you are community building in 2 ways.

5. Generally one liners stink

Sometimes I have commented in one sentence, but I try not to. Pull something specific out of the post and comment on it, then add in your one liner. For example don’t have your only comment be, “Thanks for sharing!” Thanks for sharing what… Add the what and you are good, because now you have a short, succinct and meaningful comment!

6. You do not need to write an opus

On the opposite side of the spectrum you should not feel you have to write a long and detailed comment. You may want to because you find so much in common with the author, but keep in mind that sometimes too much personal information shared is too much.

7. Be nice

Thumper’s mom had it right , “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” You are better off just closing the tab and moving on rather than looking like a donkey.

8. Reciprocation is king

Respond to commenters on your blog in a timely and thoughtful manner. Then make sure to visit their blog in return. This is a very important element of community building and one I truly enjoy. I have found so many wonderful blogs and bloggers by doing this. Community building can be very fulfilling if done properly.

Something else to keep in mind with this is to have commenting widgets or apps installed on your site that will email alert someone that their comment was replied to.

9. Know when to cut bait

This is an old saying fisherman use when it’s time to reel it in and go home because the fish aren’t biting. The same applies to commenting. This may sound harsh, but personally, I have a very limited time in which to blog ( 4 children and all) so I have had to drop my comments on some blogs. I still may enjoy what they write and periodically stop in, but if they are unable to be a part of my community then it is time to move on.  It’s not a “Tit for Tat” kind of thing it is just the reality that we can give more to those who can enrich our own lives in return.

What tips and tricks have you found useful when commenting?

Stay Happy! Stay Informed!

Love,

Jen




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  1. These are great tips, Jen! I spend a lot of time responding to comments and revisiting blogs, but I think it’s totally worth it. The only issue is that I don’t often find time to go look for new blogs. I love my circle of friends, but it’s nice to get out from it on occasion and see what else it out there.
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      I know once you find a group you feel comfortable in it’s so nice to stay there! Usually though I find new blogs in the comments section of my fave blogs. I figure if they are visiting and like this person then they have to be pretty cool too. I have found a lot of great blogs and people that way!
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

  2. Jen, I cannot tell you enough how much I love your blog commenting tips. I learned long ago that blog commenting is truly king and reciprocation is truly something that needs to be done especially. I actually was toying with the notion back in the day to write an ebook on this, but got sidetracked with other stuff, but in essence I think you did indeed sum it up beautifully and perfectly here! :)
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      Your are the commenting Queen and I bow to your abilities so your praise means a lot to me. Thank you! I still think you should write that ebook, because there are a lot of people who just don’t understand how important commenting is.It can make or break a blog!
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

  3. I so agree. There are folks out there that I visit that never return a visit. I eventually quit showing up. It’s indeed a two way street. You want comments you have to visit people’s blogs and leave comments. I’ve garnered some great friends blogging and I’ve met many of those awesome folks.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺
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      Thanks Sandee! That is my goal to meet some of the fun bloggers I have only ever met online. My kids call them my imaginary friends, but someday soon I am going to meet some of these people!
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

      1. The reality of reading blogs and commenting is that the bloggers are no longer “imaginary friends.” I write from the heart (especially when writing about Jack-Jack – my autistic son). Many local friends don’t know my struggles and feelings because I don’t often speak things out loud. When other bloggers and online friends read my thoughts and feelings, they end up knowing me better than people near to me.

        I absolutely love these tips and enjoy reading your thoughts and feelings!
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          I think you are so right Patty! I am a pretty quiet person in real life and generally steer out of most social situations. Just like you I share a much larger chunk of who I really am when blogging. That is why I so want to meet people like you and my other blogging friends I feel so connected with.
          Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

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      Thanks Katie! I am glad you liked this and thank you for pinning. At first I felt bad about adhering to #9, but it is really the only way I can blog. It’s just too hard to try and follow everyone with no feedback on their end.
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

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      I am always sad when I want to tell someone how great their post was and the comments are turned off. That is such a bummer! I know some people can be jerks, but those people who are you can just delete, block and move on.
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

  4. These are really great tips Jen! I must admit, as you probably already know, I have not been the best blogger in the world the past few months as far as commenting goes. I have always had a really hard time leaving comments because believe it or not I’m really rather shy. Leaving comments brings on anxiety at times and it has been the most difficult thing for me to overcome as a blogger… Obviously I haven’t overcome it yet… I say yet because there is still hope for me! ;-) The fact that I’ve been really sick lately doesn’t help matters! I’m going to try and utilize a few of your tips to see if I can FINALLY master the art of commenting! I truly appreciate you sharing these tips… I’ll keep you posted about whether I get over my shyness and finally figure out a commenting schedule that actually works!

    Hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
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      Lysa you are amazing for feeling so sick and doing all that you do and I think you are a great commenter. I am shy just like you and tend to like lurking rather than commenting. There was one blog I read for a few years before I actually even commented on it. Crazy, but now she a wonderful friend and I am so glad I finally commented.

      Good luck on finding that commenting schedule, because that is a whole other topic of busy in a bloggers life. Janine Huldie and Tamara Bowman are the masters of this and I am sure have some great tips for all of us. Hoping Janine writes that commenting ebook for all of us to learn from!
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

      1. Thank you for the compliments Jen, they truly touched my heart! It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who prefers to lurk in the shadows as I often feel so guilty for not commenting as much as I think I should be. I have had to learn recently that I am only human and that I cannot continue to act as if I’m “Super Blogger!” Bwahahaha!

        I also hope that Janine writes that commenting book as she is incredibly clever and wise and I for one would DEFINITELY but it! It sure is a whole other topic the art of finding a commenting schedule for bloggers that is. I think that’s the key to it all right there rather than an art I’m thinking it’s more of a science… Too bad science wasn’t a subject that I excelled in huh?!?! tee hee

        Also, thank you for stopping by the #BigTopBlogParty this week and sharing this post! Your support and friendship mean the world to me! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

        Much love always,

        Lysa xx
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    2. A shout out to you, Lysa, for having the courage to comment. I can relate to your shyness and anxiety. I started blogging as a daily journal and then realized there is so much more. I am an anxiety ridden, stay-at-home and hide type of person. Comments like yours help me realize that we shy ones are not alone. It is comforting, in a strange online sort of way. :) Hang in there. You’ve got us other shy bloggers cheering you on! Here’s to hoping you get your strength back soon!

  5. So writing, “Love this!” isn’t a good idea? I actually do that sometimes, and I know it totally sucks, but I can’t help it with work and kids. This is a great post, and I honestly though it would have been funny for you to turn the comments OFF on this one! (I know I’m perverse.) But #8 is super important, and something I will do first when I turn on my computer for the night. You may want to follow this one up with “Click to Tweet – Every Bloggers Dirty Little Secret.” So many shares from that!
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      I should have done that, because I do kind of have a weird and warped sense of humor. I think you get that! You are one busy lady and I totally get it. I am the Queen of one liners myself, but now I just try to push myself to two lines and call it an improvement!
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

  6. Yes, yes to ALL the things! :)

    Here’s my dirty little secret: for the past 2 days, I’ve been deleting all of the comment luv links for those who comment with “Popping in from…” I’m not sure if it’s bad blogging etiquette, but those links are not valuable to me or my readers, so I feel they can go.

    Your tip on reciprocity is my favorite one and I couldn’t agree more. I have loved building a sense of community from this and am so glad when I stumble upon a great blog from visiting via their comment link.
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      By all means delete away! Those kind of comments are like sticking a fork in someone’s eye.

      I generally do not even respond to those types of comments. I used to try to be nice a few years ago on my book blog, but now I just don’t care. Because chances are high they don’t really care about anything I have to say.

      I am glad you like community building, because that is how I met you! What I would love to do is someday get all of my fave bloggers at a conference sometime! Now that would be something for the record books :)
      Jen recently posted…The Art of Blog CommentingMy Profile

  7. I tried to be your very first commenter yesterday, but big fat failed. I was on my cell phone, and that just never quite works right, you know? This is a fabulous post. I love it when you blog about blogging, and I love it even more when you say exactly what I’m thinking. So I’m resolving to comment more often. I too blog under the gun, so you know how it is…
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      I am glad you enjoyed this April and you are not alone. I feel the same way. Always under the gun! One thing I really detest about feeling that way is when I feel I have double checked my comment only to hit post and find a dumb spelling mistake! That is my resolution to not do that any more, well at least not as much!
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  8. Jen,

    Yes, YEs, Yes, Yes!!!!!!!!!!! I love to read blogs, I have you and others set up on Bloglovin so that I don’t miss a post, and I can choose which posts to read and give good, quality feed back to. I so dislike it when someone obviously does not take the time to read my post and give one or two constructive sentences.

    I will also not take the time of day with a blog that doesn’t answer their readers back. If I go to a post and see that they have not answered that posts comments or other posts comments, I am out. If someone is going to take the time to read and comment the least I can do is engage.

    I am starting to weed out blogger that I love to read but never take the time to come and read and comment on my blog, it is sad to me as I feel like it has been a one sided relationship.

    I love my blogging community. Who knew there was one, this has been the BONUS of blogging :)

    YOU SO HIT THIS ON THE HEAD!!!!!! BRAVO

    xoxoxo
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      Don’t you hate having to do that? I am weeding a few blogs out of my schedule as well. It makes me sad, but like you said one sided relationships aren’t really all that beneficial.

      I agree on the Bloglovin! That is my favorite way to read and keep up with blogs and thank you so much for your positive feedback on this post! Healthy commenting to and from a blog really is the life source for successful blogging!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A ViewMy Profile

      1. Hey Jen,

        Yes I do I detest it. I really give it a go with a blog, but if the love is not shared I have to move on. If someone can’t comment but shares me with social media I will stick around, as I feel that is love too. Oh I am so glad I found Bloglovin I had no idea… Life line…
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  9. You are so right on the money! I struggle not only with commenting, but with replies to comments as well. It’s something that I work on everyday. Somedays I’m better at it than others.

    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty
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      You are not alone, commenting is always a work in progress! Sometimes my brain lacks the creativity and ability to reply. Maybe that would be called attack of the Mom brain! I get that a lot, in many areas of my life :)
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A ViewMy Profile

  10. Lady you hit it out of the park on this one. I completely agree with everything that you listed. especially the read the post part. It is so obnoxious when you can tell someone pasted a comment in. The only thing I’d add is the no-reply blogger frustration. I get so many comments that I can’t reply back to, which stinks. To fix that on my blog I recently installed Disqus and have been LOVING it.

    Great post.
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      It really is obnoxious and insulting!

      I have seen a lot of blogs switching over to Disqus and I am going to need to look into it, because now you are one of many who have only good things to say about it! Did you loose any of your previous comments when you switched?
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A ViewMy Profile

  11. I could comment on every single one of these, but would probably end up violating rule #6! #1 is probably my biggest pet peeve. Though when I’m taking the time to post comments in the evening the Husband often tells me to write “Great post” and move on. That gets him the evil eye every time. He just doesn’t understand. Like BritishMumUSA, I use Bloglovin to help stay on top of the blogs that I always want to visit (and usually comment).
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      Mine does the same thing! Men! In my case he probably just wants me to get off so he can use it :)

      I love Bloglovin too! It is a super simple way to keep all of my faves updated and in one place. Facebook hides posts and twitter is too fast to keep up!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A ViewMy Profile

  12. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for this post. I’ve been trying to figure out how to best comment/schedule my time since I’m still fairly new. This was very helpful to reinforce that I just need to do it. When you talk about blogging comment resources, what do you suggest? Which plug-ins are most effective? I see someone mentioned Disqus. Is that different than Comment Luv?BTW – I love the Bambi reference…wasn’t that Thumper’s mom? Or am I mixing up my retro Disney characters?
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      I have used quite a few commenting platforms. Right now I am using comment luv and really like it. I also have the free WordPress widget installed on my blog that email alerts people when there is a reply to their comment. Both are working nicely and I have had zero problems with them. So glad you liked this post and found it helpful and yes you are spot on the quote is from Bambi!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A ViewMy Profile

  13. This is really cool! I found your post to be exceptionally interesting. I think it is definitely true that to be a good blogger, one must interact on other people’s websites. Showing people you care about their content would actually make them more likely to check out your site!

  14. Amen, Jen!!! It is one of my biggest pet peeves when someone comments something like “New follower from… I would love a follow back :)!” Please don’t even bother if that’s all you have to say to me. I know that’s harsh but it’s just so tacky. I also completely agree about visiting people who visit you. I always reciprocate comments and I truly believe it is the best community builder. I’m blessed to have met great people (like you :)) from doing this. I think bloggers really miss out on a lot when they don’t reach out to those who have spent time reading and commenting on their posts.
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    1. I couldn’t agree more! The new follower one is also a terrible one!

      You are a great example of reciprocation and when someone visits your blog they will be able to really see that your community is solidly built. Kudos my friend!
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  15. Hi Jen,

    Popping in from Motherhood and Beyond. I really love this post, thanks for writing it. Hope you’ll come visit me at…

    I’m sorry, I had to! <—That is one of my biggest blogging pet peeves. I'm still pretty new to this whole thing but as Stephanie Tanner would say, "How rude!"

    You are amazing at consistently commenting. Reading this post I thought to myself how great it was to meet you and chat at Disney Social Media Moms, but that I feel a closer connection to you now through our online interactions. I am trying to learn from you and visit, sincerely read and genuinely comment on many more blog posts.Thank you for being so awesome and for being such a great blogging buddy!
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    1. This is why I love you! I almost thought about closing down comments on this post just to be weird…. because I am :)

      And let’s talk about who is amazing. That would be you Disney Mom Panel member! I appreciate the compliments though and I am so glad that you and I met at my first ever Disney event! Because it takes a special kind of friend to really be able to appreciate Stephanie Tanner references!

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
      Jen recently posted…Mommy Reality #31: A Room With A ViewMy Profile

  16. I’ve quit commenting so much on other blogs just for the reason that I don’t have the time anymore to visit other blogs. I wish I could devote a couple hours a week to this, but I just can’t. I really appreciate your thoughts on reciprocation. I used to get a lot of comments, but the moment I quit commenting on other blogs, I stopped getting as many comments. It’s definitely easier to comment on someone else’s blog if you know they are going to comment on yours. Your blog is one of a few that I still come to at least once a week. I always enjoy your writing and wit!
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  17. I definitely agree with this post. Whenever someone leaves a comment on my blog, I love to visit them back and leave a thought on one of their posts. It’s a great way to build a community and meet bloggy friends. Plus, nobody likes the simple “hey, found you from…follow me back…etc.” comments.

    -Lauren
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  18. Ugh – I hate when they don’t read and then say something vague or off-putting.
    Personally you know I’m all about the commenting! Cutting bait is something I have to do often. I’m just too busy to not have a real relationship with another blogger. The community is so rewarding when it is mutual!
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      Right with you on nixing out the “phoney-baloney” commenters. I might have just spelled that phonetically versus correctly. Because that is really a fun thing to say! I think I will add ‘phoney-baloney” back into the daily word rotation…..
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  19. I looooooooove this and I’ve been itching to come over here to read and comment on this one!!!

    In my 4 1/2 years of blogging I’ve seen all sorts of comments but the worst are the one that don’t even say anything about the post and simply say “Please stop by my blog.” UGH! At least have the decency to read and comment on the content!

    Sorry about the opus thing. I sometimes get passionate about what is shared and I ramble because it soooooo hits a chord.

    As for the reciprocity thing, I’ve been struggling with this lately. I’ve been so bogged down with the SHINE Blog Hop and responding to comments that are left on my blog, that I barely get to comment on someone else’s post first… but at least I’m still visiting those who comment on my posts. It’s a tough balance!

    Once again, sorry about the opus but this was a fantastic post.

    Wishing you a fabulous day!
    xoxo
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      You are my idol! You are one hot momma blogger right now. I feel like I am just swimming and barely staying afloat this last month. Too many injuries, diseases and drama I tell you!

      Amen on the please stop by my blog comment. That is one of the WORST. The worst being of course the spam comment that sneaks through every once in a while for male enhancement drugs! Those are pretty bad.

      Hey no worries, this is not an opus at all! I will take it all as a compliment. P.S. Thanks for submitting your awesome ‘Dat look picture. Made my day :)
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  20. Hi Jen, I’ve learned so much from your post and other commenters. It’s nice to know that other bloggers get peeved by the same things and have to pick their blogs to read as time is limited.

    I actually feel a little insulted when I read a one liner comment from a person who has obviously not read my post. I find it tends to happen when linking up with a blog hop and people want to get their posts out there, but aren’t too keen on sharing the love in a thoughtful manner.

    I also hang my head in shame as I know I am one of those rambling blog commenters who could probably find the time to visit more blogs if I could only keep my comments a tad shorter!…Sometimes I just can’t help myself…

    And finally #7 should be applied not only to blog commenting, but to life in general.

    Great post!

    .
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    No, you don’t write overly long comments, they are thoughtful ones. The bad ones are the kind of comment where they tell you about the fight they had with their husband last night and what it was about, then the emotional breakdown following etc. etc. Stuff really only best shared with close family members and friends.

    I agree Thumper’s mom was right about that one for sure!
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  22. Jen, as a brand new blogger (just announced my blog to my friends about a week ago), this post is EXTREMELY helpful! Often I have wanted to post a comment on someone’s blog, but shied away for whatever reason. Thanks for not only the advice on how to comment well, but the encouragement to just comment – period! I’ve been a part of vibrant online communities before and look forward to it again!

    I’m looking forward to exploring your site and gleaning from your experience! :)
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  23. Completely agree with your ideals of community and blogging. It can feel so overwhelming with all the social media but I still try to comment for the blogs I love. I have completely fallen behind on responses though. #WorkinOnIt I agree with the one liner comments. I appreciate every comment and want to respond to all of them and build but it makes it so darn difficult to add to a one line conversation. You are a wonderful commenter!

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      It seems like every day there is a new social media platform to learn and then keeping up with the changes on social media, whew!! I have had to limit what I focus on, or I would go crazy! After writing this post last week I fell behind on comments myself (life) it happens right? So don’t beat yourself up :)
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  24. I’ve always considered you quite the Comment Queen that I aspire to model my commenting career after, Jen. Heehee. No, but kidding aside, there’s truth to that. You have quite a following and great commenting base on all your posts and if anybody is deserving of writing advice about commenting, it’s definitely you. Nice article. Pinning as a reminder for myself!
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  25. I love this post Jen and it really gets you thinking about what you personally enjoy when someone comments on your blog and for me it really narrows down for one of the many reasons I have chosen TO blog. That sense of community. Talking to like minded people. If we were talking face to face we would respond to the words that was just spoken to us. (most likely… lol) It’s similar to choosing the people you want to surround yourself with. Who has time for far weather friends when we need to make space to the ones making a difference in your life. And now I’m rambling! (And according to number 6. its time for me to shut this one down!! :)
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      Haha! I remember those days! I was telling my husband just yesterday that I wish I had more time. I am already sleeping less and eating less (you know the leftovers after everyone else has eaten kind of thing) and yet I still don’t have more time! Ah, motherhood…. It’s great though!
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  26. Thank you so very much for taking about this subject and for the wonderful, helpful tips. I like your tip of visiting the site that commented. I find this CommentLuv to be great to click on their post, it often grabs my attention and I just want to go check it out and leave a comment.
    When there is so much good comment already, like there is on this post I often shy away and think that I can’t add anything significant here and so I don’t comment.
    I do have a question on etiquette. Some comment boxes want to use a profile from e.g. facebook to log in. That is OK but it goes to my personal Fb that is not my blog, so when I comment I sometimes just leave my blog address. Otherwise nobody even knows who I am. Is this OK to do? Thanks again for sharing these helps.
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      I am so glad you did comment!

      I really love CommentLuv! It is by far my favorite commenting system and I have tried quite a few. In the case where they want you to you use your Facebook account to log in they usually also offer also a log in option via G+ and twitter .I log in that way, because I try to keep my personal account separate from my blogging world. Do you have an account in either of those places? If not, check it out, because both are a wonderful place for bloggers!
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