…because we like comments, too. Ha! Just kidding. Ish. I know what you’re probably thinking:
I have to comment on a WordPress blog? With all those extra fields to complete? WTF, Lisette? No thanks.
That’s what I thought about commenting on WordPress blogs a few short months ago. I hated that extra step of entering my blog URL, in addition to my name and e-mail address. Sometimes I thought “Do they also want my DOB and weight? The name of my firstborn child?” Oh. The good ol’ days of naivety.
In all seriousness, there’s an advantage to commenting on WordPress blogs that many Blogger bloggers aren’t aware of: backlinks. A backlink is simply that…a link back to your blog. When your link is picked up by Google robots crawling other blogs, search engines think your URL is important. And what happens when your URL is found on other, important, blogs? Well, you become BFFs with Google. Just kidding. But Google does give your blog URL a little more merit and may, just may, hike you up on search results.
Ok, Lisette. I comment on 50+ Blogger blogs a day. Shut your face and don’t quit your day job.
Yes, you might. Seriously, though, that would make you look desperate for pageviews. Not to mention you’d have to leave crappy comments because who can read 50 blogs a day and leave thoughtful comments? #aintnobodygottimeforthat. But ask yourself: what do I use to log in to comment? The answer? Blogger. What’s left on that Blogger blogger’s comment thread? A link back to your Blogger ID…NOT your blog.
I don’t know what Lisette’s talking about. I’m going to go check and see if she’s making this up.
Welcome back :) Now that you’ve verified that I’m not making it up, what are your thoughts?
I’m gonna start leaving comments on these WordPress blogs. What was I thinking?
Yes, yes, I know. But do yourself (and your blog) a favor and leave a comment.
P.S. It’s not necessary to also leave your blog URL in the body of the comment. WordPress makes your name the link to your blog ;)
Linking up with Random Wednesday.