Why Your Comment is Ignored – Ugh, me hates a lazy ass comment
You found it! The very post you needed on personal branding. It’s like 1200 words, but who the hell cares, cus’ it’s giving you some content that even you think you shouldn’t be getting for free!
Whoa, 42 comments already? You feel like everyone else does, this-is-sharable! You do as asked, as compelled, and you leave your comment. You show sum luv!
Bonus! The site uses Commentluv so you’re going to get some backlinakage outta this. You craft it, submit it and wait for approval.
Hmmm, 2 days later and it’s still in moderation status? Hmmm…
So like my comment wasn’t good enough for your blog?
I dunno about you guys but I sure as spit don’t like, nay, I can’t stand it when I comment on a blog and the blogger can’t be bothered to comment back or at the very least approve the dern thing.
Then again, I can understand why some comments gets no luvin.
They’re, uhm, lazy.
I know I won’t approve a comment or return the favor for a lazy ass comment. I think, “ I know you’re just using my site for a backlink opp sucka! Click, click deleted!”
So I said it. I’m proud of it and I’m gonna stick with it. Me hates a lazy ass comment.
Seriously though, do you know how long it takes to get a great post, full of some of the best tips out in the blogosphere? Especially if it’s a longer post?
Okay, maybe not 2 hours, seeing that most great blogs use an outline for easily creating awesomeness called blog posts, but still. It takes times. Invested time that the writer can’t get back.
So if you liked it enough to comment, why not really say something? If you see your comments aren’t getting much attention, and assuming the blogger actively engages her audience, you need to ask yourself:
Am I joining the conversation?
Are you a conversationalist?
See, I don’t think every comment is created equal. I believe that the more you give the more you receive.
I don’t write my blog so it can sit online and do nothing. I want engagement. I want to help someone. I want subscribers.
Engagement happens when conversations are born. Conversations take more than a comment saying, “Great post friend. Sharing now.” The link to your blog has more characters than that lazy comment.
You’ve heard it too many times to forget. Great posts that people love sharing hit a nerve.
They delight you, entertain you, make you lol, or piss you off.
If you feel anything at all when you read a post, enough to comment, don’t waste that time not saying something relevant. Join the conversation. Start a new one. But for the sake of bunny rabbits converse!!!
Some reasons your comments get ignored
In all fairness this is just my blog. So I can’t speak for what you’re doing wrong elsewhere. But, how you do anything is how you do everything so I’m assuming your comments are consistent.
If you feel like you’re adding value to a blog posts conversation then this list of reasons should help you too.
Let’s face it, we all want to know why we were rejected. If for no other reason than to prevent the ice cream binge.
So in an effort to keep you from eating 1000 calories in cream and sugar alone…
Here are reasons your comment is getting ignored.
1. You’re not “In”.
Yup were back in high school and you are NOT a cool kid. Or they don’t know you are. See blogging is a big business with influential heavy hitters that hang out. With each other. If you are not where they are, chances are they won’t recognize your name.
So even if you leave an insightful well thought out comment. It won’t get a response.
Simply because they don’t knw who you are.
Remedy: the fix is a simple one. Comment on their blog posts 3 weeks in a row. Share their posts and join their twitter conversations.
Tip: It helps if all your usernames are the same, or your picture is the same. Put a face to a name they’ll see consistently. That should do the trick.
If after you do that and still no luvin in return you can make one more attempt. Send them an email telling them how much you love their posts and ask a simple question regarding what they do.
2. Your comment got the “s” word
Spammed! A lot more often than we site owners care to admit, comments can get spammed without reason. So, if you know the blogger you’re trying to interact with responds to their commenters and you’re joining the conversation, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Remedy: Send the blogger a quick email saying how much you love their blog but that you’re worried your comments are falling into spam. Say that you recently went through this with your site and you just wanted to reach out, and that you’ll keep commenting anyway.
3. Comment overload
You ever been to the blogs that get 50 comments within the first 30 minutes the post goes live? Well they might be overloaded with comments that they missed yours. Literally.
Remedy: Sharing is caring. Post a status update on FB or G+ about the posts massive comment count and how you keep trying to be commentor #1 but you always get to it 1 hour late. Or you can include their post as a reference in one of yours.
It just gets more attention. The more a blogger recognizes you, the more likely they are to engage you. Especially a popular blogger.
4. Uh, what are you talking about?
Stay Focused man! Are you ranting or being salesy in your comment? If you’re not staying focused your comment will generally be deleted or spammed, let alone replied to.
Remedy: An easy way to stay on topic is to quote the blogger. Pull out a sentence that resonated with you and acknowledge it in your comment. Then expound on it.
5. It’s not organic.
You’re doing it because you have to. For instance, you are a part of a group and it’s “blog” day. So you’re all hoping around to each other’s sites. You don’t really read the blog outside of having to. The blogger knows that so your comment gets a thanks at most. No real engagement.
Remedy: Be authentic. Don’t always be politically correct. If you like what the posts says great, be detailed. Maybe make an effort to interact with the blogger outside of “blog” day.
If you disagree, say so. Like I said above, start a conversation. But always be authentic. If the blogger still isn’t engaging enough for you, stop commenting.
6. Lazy ass comment
Well we covered this one right? You know what to do to not be a lazy commenter; stop being in it for yourself. Give value and it’ll be returned. Now get to it.
I had to say it. Sorry if you feel offended, well not really, I hope you are. I hope you have a new understanding of what a blogger really look for in a comment. And a better idea of what to do to improve your commenting.
Go forth and comment responsibly!
How do you feel about ignored comments? Let me know, by commenting!
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