01 Nov 06
08 Nov 06 12:32 am
Is posting comments on blogs worth the time and effort?
Repeatedly, I have come across the suggestion to post comments on relevant blogs to help bring traffic to one's Web site and to establish a relationship with a blogger who might be willing to do some cross promotion.
Today, for the first time, I devoted some time to finding relevant blogs and posting on them. Very quickly it became a chore. Either I had a hard time finding relevant blogs or, when I found one, it hadn't been updated in weeks or months. Also, I came across a lot of blogs that had no comments on any of their posts thus leading me to believe these blogs weren't read by many people.
I'd post on the more popular blogs, like lifehacker.com, engadget.com or copyblogger.com, but they aren't relevant to my Web site.
I was also thinking of hiring someone from Elance
to post on blogs for me, but I fear someone would simply post a lot of spam as oppose to taking the time to read a blog post and write a thoughtful comment.
So, what is your opinion on commenting on blogs? Is it really worth the time and effort?