Yesterday, my virtual interview with author C.J. Lyons got two comments. I was pretty excited. This posted in mid-November, and the comments just fueled my belief that online items create longevity for authors.
I was extremely disappointed to see who commented – and what they had to say:
It is really a nice post, its always great reading such posts, this
post is good in regards of both knowledge as well as information.
Thanks for the post.
Obviously, the same person or entity posted these spam comments at the blog. They obviously did not read the post, because they said nothing specific about it. Like horoscopes, these comments were so general they could apply to any blog.
Commenting on other blogs is a great guerrilla marketing tactic to get your Web site into the hands of others. However, you need to be sure you actually say something in your comment. It is always nice if you can be specific about what you liked from a post. Of course, we don't always have time for this. A simple, "Nice job!" works for busy days – and isn't quite as plastic and verbose as the above statements.
When I saw these, it really made me think about comments I leave at blogs. Some days, I cannot say much. Other days, I can say a lot more. After this, I definitely want to say something specific about the blogs I visit, just to let the authors know that I did, in fact, look at it and read it.0