During the last few days I’ve made the decision to be a little more aggressive with generating web traffic to this site. Right now, I’m hovering around the 100 visitors a day mark. While this isn’t terrible for a blog that’s 6 weeks old, I know it’s time to get off my butt and take action.
Now as you’ve probably heard, one of the primary ways to drive traffic to a blog is to leave comments on other blogs. So here’s what I’m going to do…
5 Blog Comments a Day
In Jack Canfield’s Principles of Success book he talks about something we’ll call “The Principle of Five.” What he suggests is simple. If you have a long term goal (like building lots of traffic to a site), you do five things each day that moves you closer to this outcome.
So my new habit is to comment on five different blogs each day. I know this is a lot less than what’s recommended by others. But I figure it’s much easier to make the commitment to five comments then see if I can increase this amount over time.
But before I start randomly commenting on other sites, I do want to mention one thing…
Blog Commenting to Build Relationships
Many people look at blog commenting as a way to build backlinks to their site. I have a different viewpoint. In my opinion, you can get a lot more value by using blog commenting as a way to build a relationship with the owner of the site.
In the grand scheme of things it really doesn’t matter if you get a few clicks from your comment. What really counts is taking that first step towards forming a relationship with your fellow bloggers.
So as I comment on other people’s site, my goal is to see if I can add value or something interesting to what’s been written. Furthermore I want to focus on connecting with the owner of the blog… Maybe give him or her something thought provoking enough that they’ll want to work with me on a future project.
There’s a lot of value to accumulated effort. I figure commenting on five different blogs a day will eventually have a snowball effect where I generate more long-term traffic to this site.
Wish me luck…Take Action. Get Results.