Couple of weeks ago I did a mistake (again, yes I make lots of mistakes!).
I posted a comment with a link (not my own) to one blogger. Silence. After couple of days I realized what happened. The blogger didn’t like the idea me promoting outsider on her blog.
On the other hand a blogger can always reject comments she/he doesn’t like.
It’s important that you have an email address available in your profile or blog. That way you can be contaced. Or if you’re linking or using other blogger’s material on your own blog you need an email address. Be interactive.
If you link a blogger – tell her/him!
Today I explored internet and I found Melanie’s bloggingbasics101 blog
This is the permalink to the page where I copied part of her posting. Yes, I told her!
“Don’t sell yourself in comments.
Bloggers have differing opinions about whether it’s OK to link to your own blog in the comments at another blog. Some think it’s a bit like poaching traffic or promoting yourself in an inappropriate place (after all, this is someone’s personal blog space). Others think it’s OK to leave a permalink if you’ve written something extremely relevant.
Just linking to yourself for the sake of having your link out there is a definite no-no. Most platforms ask you to enter your name, e-mail, and URL before you leave a comment and then, when your comment is posted, readers can click on your name and be taken to your blog. Putting your URL in the comment itself is redundant.
Use permalinks whenever you can. A permalink is the link to an individual blog post. These are important because if you ever need to link to an exact blog entry, you use the permalink as your link. It’s poor blog etiquette not to use the permalink.”
Today, only couple of months later
I think it’s a good idea to put your URL
in the comment IN BLOGGER BLOGS
Because Blogger doesn’t have the same possibility as Word Press – comment luv – where you’re latest post comes automatically as a tail when you comment.
It’s EASY and QUICK just to click that link and you’re instantly reading the post you wanted.
I visit hundreds of blogs weekly. I’m fed up ending to the profile page
— > looking for the specific posting.
It takes too much time and energy especially
if a blogger has several blogs.
BLOGGER Blogspot.com!!! PLEASE modernize your options to the same level as WP or soon you’ll lose more and more bloggers to WP (a lot of bloggers has moved to WP lately and I do understand why… Me? Not yet…)
but DO NOT promote your business blog by URL – that’s a no-no!
Here’s a ‘how-to’ example of my entry to
1. my blog address
2. I POST my entry on my blog
3. this is how my post’s PERMALINK looks
4. now we’re on Hey Harriet’s Mr. Linky’s page
5. I add my SCREEN NAME NOT blog’s name!!!
and the permalink – NOT my blog’s address.
6. I start visiting other blogger’s blogs by clicking links on Mister Linky’s page.
NOT from my own blog’s comments!
7. Here I am, straight from Mr. Linky’s page reading the correct posting on
Sweet Repose’s blog!
“If you don’t use the permalink, you’ll just be linking to your main blog page. The problem with that is that, as you post new blog entries, the newest entry appears at the top of your main blog page and the other entries are pushed down on the page. The entry your readers are looking for may be down at the bottom of the page or already in the archives; your reader has no idea where to find the entry! If they click over to your site expecting to see a specific post related to a carnival and they see a different post, they may not take the time to find the “real” post they’re looking for.“
Sometimes I forget to change my permalink when commenting ‘out there’. But I’ll try to get better! I promise!
Have you made mistakes?
Do you have an email address on your blog’s home page or in your profile?
ps. here’s the permalink to Melanie’s blog if you just started blogging…
Ymmärtääkö kaikki mistä tässä on kysymys vai pitäisikö postata suomenkielinen versio?