I’ve been getting complimented and/or heckled about my plethora of comments littering the Internets.
THIS much commenting was NOT part of my plan – just happened. Very addictive, all of this chatting and talking; nothing beats having people tell you you’re smart, nothing strokes the ego when people laugh at your jokes.
So many benefits.
Smart folks like Mark Harai, John Falchetto, Ingrid Abboud and Marcus Sheridan are big on the benefits of commenting, the mentors and tribe you develop, the power of commenting, and and understand the time it takes to build a blog community.
- Meeting people and making contacts.
- Developing a network of amazing friends and professionals.
- SEO and inbound marketing juju.
- Establishing credibility amongst your peers.
- LEARNING so many things that make me a better writer, communicator and professional.
Too much of a good thing
As a network grows so to does the network of blogs to read: good blogs, smart blogs, sharp amazingly generous people who comment honor my blog with a visit and comment. It’s taken on a life of its own, I spend too much time commenting and now it’s time to stop.
Take it away blog banter King Bill, crown’s yours.
Psyche. I will start scaling it back to something more reasonable, more manageable the still permits time for sleep and the occasional movie or dinner, a book even! Not kidding about the addictive – not as bad other forms of digital crack – but you go to email and Twitter for that next fix, get updates if someone replied, what others had to say.. and you lose an hour of your day!
- Step 1 of my rehab: Already started this one, don’t subscribe to entire threads. I just get my own replies as I’ll read anyway.
- Step 2: Modify the Livefyre subs to never. (There needs to be a setting between that and occasional.)
- Step 3: Try just adding short comment in RT rather than full comment.
- Step 4: Turn off TD for a few hours at a time.
- Step 5: Reclaim some time for myself and other biz development.
Commenting is and always will be a part of my blog strategy but until I perfect some mad speed reading skillz, I’m going ‘less is more.’
How do you do it, juggle your blog, the comments elsewhere, that network? Clones, minions, interns? Do you just forgo sleep, blow off luxury time-wasters like bathing? Talk blogging to me.