When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. He said that the way he got tons of website visitors and built up his traffic was by commenting on 10 blogs per night. So in 2010, that is what I did. I got tons of traffic and tons of sales when my book came out.
Over the years that I’ve been doing this, I’ve come to realize that commenting is an art. You don’t want to make a spam comment. You want to make something useful, something that helps people and leads them to even more helpful resources. This excerpt from my new book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media (published October 20th, 2012) tells you exactly how I create useful comments, how I keep track of blogs to comment on, and more.
The idea behind commenting is simple. You comment to help the blog owner learn about your expertise, you comment to build interesting discussions, and to help people who read the blog learn more about your knowledge.
As of this writing, I have 21,000 monthly readers, 1,100 enewsletter subscribers, 3,000 twitter followers, and 500+ LinkedIn followers. I’ve been asked to speak at conferences, and given webinars to thousands of people. I’ve spoken about social media to the City of Austin and many others. I’d love to teach you how I did it.
Here’s a sample preview of my new book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, that talks about this:
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