Content is king. I’ve said that before in a number of ways. But one of the most underused tricks that I’ve used to increase engagement, increase traffic, and increase interest here at this blog (and others) is to simply comment like a fiend.
I make a specific effort to not only re-comment on every single comment posted but also visit the author’s sites and drop a few here and there as well. Google Reader helps me with this as well as I’ve got a list of popular users blogs who are spending the time engaging with me.
This way I can give the love back.
One of the greatest tricks up my sleeve to do this effectively, efficiently, and fast is the EasyComment plugin for FireFox. The thing is a one-click-wonder where you can preset your information for nearly all comment forms found on blogs.
If you’re just like that you can even insert a standard “response”… I’m not one for this because I typically want to make my comments somewhat relevant instead of the obligatory “thanks!”.
Check it out and tell me what you think.