Man, I love it when comments lead you to a new post. Most people seem to miss that when they sit wondering what to write about next. Analyze your comments and those of your peers folks as you are bound to find some inspiration for a post.
Anyway I digress. The other day I wrote the post Why I No Longer Link To The Likes Of ProBlogger And John Chow, that seems to have created quite a stir. One of my commentators added David Risley to the bunch which happened to get him involved in the discussion.
In their defense he came up with the following post, When Comments Begin To Hurt Your Blogging Success! (Unfortunately I had to remove that link because David has decided to delete that post) This would only be true if you spent every single moment of your time commenting, leaving no time for marketing and such. I can’t see anybody doing that.
I personally believe that taking the time to comment can only enhance your presence, especially when others are found lacking in this area. It’s all about time management, and taking the time to interact with people is as important, if not more so, as focusing on ways of increasing your blogs revenue.
If you consider your commentators as customers how much more likely are they going to send people your way if you show them, by replying to their comments, that you value their input?
Sound like a good time for a poll. I think a simple yes or no will do the trick.
I would also love you to weigh in on the discussion. Who knows, if we make our feeling known, perhaps we can change the way some of the big boys think. Don’t forget to Tweet, Stumble or whatever all posts involved, and it would be great to get as much feedback as possible.