4 Reasons Why You Should Be Commenting on Top Blogs

Who would have thought I’d enjoy a free box of ghee-based sweets in Chennai, India through the power of blog commenting?

When I visited Chennai during my world travels in 2013 my friend – and this blog’s owner – Shameem found me at my hotel. He showed up with the most tasty, fresh and delightful box of Indian sweet treats which me and my wife Kelli enjoyed.

Wanna know what brought us together? Good old blog commenting.

This vastly underused tactic leads to so many sweet blogging benefits. Sweeter than even ghee-based sweet treats.

Let’s check out 4 reasons why you should be commenting on top blogs.

First off though, let’s discuss what blog commenting is *not* about: building links. Many obsessed, struggling or newbie bloggers see blog commenting as a way to build links back to their blogs, but their greedy, fear-filled drivers always backfire.

When you make blog commenting only about you and your needs you will never publish the 2 – 5 paragraph, in-depth, valuable comments that catch the attention of influential bloggers and their readers.

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Comment for these 4 reasons.

1: Make Friends

Forget building links for 1 minute.

Blog commenting helped me build a network of close blogging buddies from around the globe.

My friends *made* Blogging From Paradise. Without their support I would be dead in the water. Without their promoting me, featuring me, endorsing me, hiring me, or buying my eBooks and courses I would be lost.

The top bloggers build friend networks. All other bloggers struggle to do it on their own.

By sharing your thoughts through blog commenting you can establish a rabidly loyal friend network that brings you to brilliant heights.

2: Build Your Brand

This one escapes bloggers wrongly obsessed over link-building through commenting.

I appeared on Richard Branson’s blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox News in part because of comments I published on top blogs.

Any blogger from any background can use this free platform to solidify their brand to catch the eyeballs of top bloggers. Zero barriers to entry here guys; first day or 10 year veteran bloggers can publish a valuable, helpful comment on top niche blogs to establish their brand.

3: Drive Traffic

Blog commenting drives traffic to your blog.

Share your thoughts. Impact readers. Inspire readers to click your link and visit your blog.

Blog commenting is a huge traffic builder for me. If you share your thoughts on top blogs persistently, showing up day after day, you will feel the joy of steadily driving targeted traffic to your blog through commenting.

So many struggling or newbie bloggers complain about having problems driving traffic to their blogs. They bemoan this fact yet ignore the simple, easy to use, incredibility effective strategy of blog commenting for increasing their exposure and boosting their blog traffic.

Visit a top blog in your niche. Post a 3 to 5 paragraph comment on the blog. Repeat for every day this week.

I guarantee that after 2-3 weeks of effective blog commenting you will see a steady increase in blog traffic because you will create a type of blog commenting buzz that inspires readers to click through to your blog.

4: Build Business

Blog commenting built my business like few other marketing strategies.

Here’s why: I could leave my opinion, share my insights, show off my knowledge and build bonds which lead to bigger business for me.

I even co-wrote a best selling eBook that earned tens of thousands of dollars on Amazon through meeting a client via blog commenting.

Comment on top blogs in your niche. Grow your business.

Your Turn

What reasons can you add to this list?

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About the Author: Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.


  1. Hey Ryan,

    Thanks for your valuable post and reminding me about the meet hope to see you again in Chennai..Convey my wishes to Kelli too..

  2. Wow, sounds good to make friends, not links, Thanks for letting know, I will only add a tip to this list is, Blog commenting and answering on Quora helps you build an authority in a niche.

  3. Hi Ryan,

    This is great reason for blog comment. some of bloggers aim blog comment as to build backlink and to gain traffic to their site. But here you explain, other than drive the traffic, blog comment is to make friends, build brand, and business.

  4. Thanks for sharing a greatful ideas of blog commenting.I would like to try out this strategy to build relationship.

  5. Wow, sounds good to make friends, not links, Thanks for letting know, I will only add a tip to this list is, Blog commenting and answering on Quora helps you build an authority in .
    very nice .

  6. Hi Ryan! Thank you for sharing. I totally agree with your post. Its like your building your brand, gain friends and sharing. Its a great way to communicate with other bloggers and create a great foundation of building a relationship with others. Will gladly want to work with other bloggers and build a strong foundation of camaraderie and company!

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