Comments on your blog let you know that someone is out there reading your posts, it lets you know that they are reading and finding the content occasionally interesting enough to make a statement.
If it wasn’t for comments I would feel like a Town Crier at the South Pole.
Comments can either agree and support your argument in your post or they can offer an alternate view.
Negative comments are like being heckled during a speech but being ignored is a lonely experience.
A comment was posted recently that actually disagreed with my post “20 Reasons You Should Blog Before You Twitter” and after thinking about it… he is right!
Here is John’s comment.
So why do I now agree?
Twitter is a very simple way to dip your toe into social media and start finding out what other people are saying and you can build a following that then can provide a fast way to grow your blog with a ready to go audience.
So why tweet before you blog?
1. Twitter is simple
2. Twitter is non -threatening
3. You can build followers ready for launching your blog or website
4. On Twitter you can learn from the conversations
5. On Twitter you can be up and running fast
The only thing to keep in mind is that Twitter is not yours (you are there under their terms and conditions and that applies to other platforms like Facebook) and as such is your outpost, in essence they are your embassies in foreign lands and your tribe and followers are your envoys.
A blog is a home where you can build a substantial home base where you can build your brand and content.
You still need a blog it just doesn’t have to be the first thing you do.
What do you think?
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