So as a blogger, we all love receiving comments from our readers, but what we don't like is spam.
Spam is the bane of a blogger's existence for good reason.
I feel like spam can take on many different forms. It can take on the normal "Click here for free RayBan sunglasses!" or it can take on a "Cool post! You should check out my latest post!"
I think you know which one I'm going to talk about. And I'm mostly targeting this post to the young bloggers out there, because most of our seasoned bloggers know better than to do this. But I think if you comment, you should always leave worthy comments. Comments that invite discussion and response (much like what I talked about in this post a few weeks back).
So I want to talk about when it is appropriate to link your blog or post in comments.
In my opinion, as long as you write a comment that actually talks about the post, you can link to your similar post. I'm talking about memes like Top Ten Tuesday or something similar. I like when bloggers who comment on my TTT's leave a link to their posts because it's fun to see how creative or different people can be as far as tastes go.
2. Link to your blog
On some comments, I'm sure you've probably seen something similar to this at the end of a comment:
Amanda @ Of Spectacles and Books
I think that's completely fine to add; however, I think you should make sure that you leave a comment that isn't just "cool post" or something similar. If you leave a comment like that, bloggers might consider that spam. And obviously, spam is a no-no.
Some of you new bloggers or people who are HTML challenged (like me! It's okay, no shame!) may not even know how to put that at the end of a comment.
So here is the coding format to do that:
All you have to do is copy and paste. Replace 'Amanda' with your name, the link with whatever link you want to use, and the 'Of Spectacles and Books' with the name of your blog.
I hope this helps you guys in linking your blog in comments, and I hope this has given you newbies a few tips of the trade.
What do you guys think about the etiquette of linking in comments?