“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi
Yesterday’s Activity: 43 visits, 34 unique visitors, 84 page views.
To Be Noticed, Make a Scene
Today’s goal in my challenge to reach 5000 daily visitors in 100 days is one that you are likely already aware of. Comment like a mad man!
Let’s say that you are walking in a park. Who is going to be more noticeable to you – the guy reading on the bench in the corner, or the woman bungee jumping from the bridge – yelling and screaming?
Clearly, the obnoxiously screaming woman will capture your heart (or at least your ears). When promoting yourself, you want to be that woman (to an extent – but keep reading). We notice things that stand out from the crowd.
To Be Recognized, Be Considerate
Although yelling and screaming obnoxiously will get you noticed, and it may even get you remembered, it will not win appreciation.
It’s been said that you can never give yourself into poverty. If you’re slightly idiotic in how you take this phrase, you can certainly still end up in the poor house. However, if you thoughtfully implement it, you will be amazed at how helpful this philosophy can be.
If yelling is the “comment” that you leave on someone’s blog, then giving is the benefit of your comment to the conversation. In other words, only make noise that people will appreciate.
The Benefits of Leaving Comments
It is incredibly beneficial to leave comments on other people’s blogs, websites, and social networks. First off, many websites allow you to link back to your own site – this may send a few new visitors your direction.
Additionally, if your comments are useful to the website creator, they may open up an opportunity for you to guest post on their website at a later time.
Finally, the more you get involved in the online world, the more visible you will become. And as people begin seeing your face, your name, and your content all over the web, you will begin to be associated as an expert in your field.
I attempt to leave at least a couple of thoughtful comments a day on blogs that I run into. Usually, to find these blogs, I search for terms on Twitter that are related to my website (such as Fiverr, freelancing, blogging, etc). Try leaving comments and see what happens. You may be surprised at how fast your viewership grows!