I don’t have time to comment! How do I keep going?

We know blog commenting is an exciting blogging activity that generates exciting results. Though some big blogs have shut down comments, it still remains a huge growth weapon.

I have always mentioned that blogging is not just about crafting and publishing ‘killer’ content. It’s more about engaging with people. Yes! Blogging has grown into becoming a community building tool.

Before I continue, here is a post I wrote on aΒ Hidden Blog Commenting Trick For Huge Traffic & Networking!Β I recommend you check that out.

Bloggers are like movie or music stars. Yes! We are stars too πŸ˜‰Β 

People just get to enjoy our works and know Β us without ever having a physical knowledge of what we look like.

Harleena Singh, Adrienne Smith, Don Purdum,Β Ryan Biddulph Mi Muba, and a host of others are even more popular than some so-called movie stars. What about Zac Johnson, Johnchow, Neil Patel, Pat Flynn, etc ? stars, star, stars πŸ˜‰

Blogging is entertainment or let me call it infotainment Β – That’s both information and entertainment.

In September 2013, Harleena wrote a guest post on Adrienne’s blog on how to become a commenting superstar. Check that one out.

But then, how do you become popular among other bloggers? How do they get to know about you and your blog?

Blog commenting is the answer – it’s the fastest way to announce yourself and your blog!

But what if you don’t have the needed time to blog-hop and comment on other blogs for traffic and exposure?

Since I created and launched BroadedNet, an exciting traffic tool for bloggers, I have seen a huge portion of my blogging time taken away. However, that does not mean I can’t keep growing as a blogger.

Commenting has been my strength as a blogger but for the past two weeks, I have been partially absent.

This can happen to everyone. Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances take us away from the net, for a while or for a very long time.

My friend, Sylviane NuccioΒ has been absent too. She mentioned in this comment how tough things happened to her this summer.

These things do happen and may be in your case, you are completely kept away from the Internet. That will actually be difficult and we may never know what’s going on.

But what if you have some time to connect?Β 

The next thing is you soon notice you have been left behind – lots of wonderful posts on your friends’ blogs. Tens of unanswered comments on your own blog posts. Hundreds of mails to read and reply.

You find out you just don’t have the time to read those blog posts and comments.

Why?

  • They are many of them.
  • They are awesome.
  • You have your own mails to read.
  • You have tens of comments on your own blog to moderate.

Do you know what makes it even more difficult? I’ll tell you…

You know yourself. You always want to drop engaging comment. That means you have to read the posts entirely to be able to drop a “wow” comment.

But where is the time to read these posts? Β That’s what makes the exercise tough!

No time!

But what do you do when there is no time?

commentingI have a suggestion!

Just share those post on social media.

We love when our posts are shared don’t we? I love it. It brings more exposure and traffic. It connects me with the sharer too.

So if I don’t have time to drop a comment on your article, I’ll just share it.

But don’t end there!

Tag the blogger while sharing his/her post. That’s how to let him/her know you were around and appreciate the content. It works great on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus and LinkedIn.

Sharing is a way to connect with others. It’s another way to fortify a relationship.

When you comment on my blog, you may have a backlink and traffic but when you share my content on social media, you don’t have anything in return from it. That’s why sharing is a selfless way to build stronger relationships.

NB: Sharing will attract others to you!

I have often faced 2 major problems

In trying to share others posts, I often face some problems but here are two;

  1. Content not worth sharing: Yes, sometimes you just feel this is not something you should share. There is something wrong with the post so you just skip it.
  2. Lack of sharing Facilities: The sharing buttons are not just easily found. In some cases, you have to go through some form filling process. That again takes more of your time. So you just skip.

Help us share your content

A lot of people coming to your blog don’t just have the time to comment. Some of them love your content and want to share. Help them share.

Here are some interesting post on blog commenting and social sharing I’ll recommend you check out today

Brittany BullenBrittany BullenΒ has written a commendable post on 12 reasons people don’t share your blog post. I’ll recommend you check this post out on her blog.

Carol AmatoThere is no way I can end this post without mentioning an excellent article written by Carol Amato. She shares exciting tips to help you save time commenting online. Be sure to check that one out too.

Adam ConnellAdam Connell did a wonderful post onΒ August 12, 2014. He wrote onΒ 16 Effective Ways To Get More Comments On Your Blog.

Conclusion

Have you understood my message in this post? So go ahead and share it on social media. That will be great demonstration of understanding πŸ˜‰

Don’t forget to join BroadedNet for unmatched traffic to your blog posts

57 thoughts on “I don’t have time to comment! How do I keep going?”

  1. Thanks for supplying another solid article Enstine!

    And you have certainly demonstrated exactly what specific steps we need to take in order to build a thriving community of engaged and loyal blog com mentors.

    I also throughly enjoy reading your posts, because each one is like a mini lesson in proven blogging and Internet marketing success!

    Thanks for always taking the time to share your wisdom, knowledge and experience with the rest of, who are aspiring to hopefully make it to your level or beyond someday!

  2. Hello Enstine!

    I just read some of your blog post and i find out all post was awesome. some different types of writing which is magnetize us to read all the text.

    Now came to the post. yah. its true that there is no time for comments, but we still love to comment. When we comment someone post we know the value of the engagement. and its gives us a happy smile also..

    -Akash kumar sabat

  3. Hey Enstine – life does come in the way. There are always lots of stuff that cry for our attention. And not all of those are things are shiny stuff – there are indeed REAL, IMPORTANT stuff that need our attention, like the new project for you. So it is totally understandable that one doesn’t have enough time for everything.

    I LOVE blog commenting for the fact that I am able to connect with people all the time. But even though I love it, I don’t get the “clearance” every day to do it just as I like lol. Many things come in the way – both life and business!

    That is a neat little trick bro – sharing those posts in the social media πŸ™‚ Help others to get traffic! Yes I like those posts and those bloggers – I don’t have the time to stop by and leave a comment. But that need not stop me from sharing their posts in social media. That helps both that blogger (who I admire) coz they are getting exposure and traffic; and also my followers on social media coz they get value!

    Sweet πŸ™‚

    PS: Now I have the time. So I am doing BOTH. Commenting as well as sharing this post on social media πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Enstine,
    A killer article to manage blogging relationships if we don’t have enough time. Well reading a full article is really time consuming mostly for Pro-Bloggers who have to reply hundreds of emails per day. But here you have shown the perfect ways to show a Blogger’s presence everywhere.
    Thank you for sharing such a great article with us πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Soumyakanti Ray

  5. Hi Enstine,

    You’ve been really honest here, commenting can be very time consuming. As you said, if you’re going to leave a great comment you have to read the entire article! That’s why I’m really picky about what I take the time to read and comment on.

    The article has to really offer me something that I can take and use to improve my business or my life. If not, I have to move on. I just don’t have a choice. Depending on the secondary quality of the article I may or may not Tweet it. But I generally won’t go any farther than than.

    I love that you mention commenting is a “community building tool.” BINGO! It’s because of commenting I have met the majority of my growing community. And, it’s awesome because most of them serve the same audience I do in a different way. That’s they key to success for me!!!!

    Here is the power of commenting when done right. Yesterday, a lady connected with me after reading comments I left on Adrienne’s Smith’s blog and Kevin Duncan’s blog.

    Here is her quote: “I came over to your blog because I saw your comments on two other blogs I read – Adrienne Smith, Kevin Duncan. Each time I saw your comment and read it I thought “There is someone I’d like to get to know better”. Today I came over to take a look!”

    WOW! And, she is a massive influencer online! EVEN BETTER.

    But I can’t leave comments everywhere so I have to choose where and when I can do it and who will be an instrumental part of helping me grow my community and I there’s.

    Yep, that’s right. It’s a two way street my friend. If after a long period of time I’m giving, giving, and giving some more at some point I will stop giving if you’re a hoarder. I’m not saying you have to follow my blog. But I at least one a good reply to a comment if I take the time to contribute positively to your site.

    That’s the other side of the coin as you mentioned. Keeping up with my own comments. It’s a full-time job. But, what a wonderful problem to have.

    I am earning more business because I’m taking the time to do it right and build a community. I can’t wait to see where I will be in a few months from now, or in a few years.

    Exciting times ahead Enstine! Thank you for being a big part of my community and thank you so much for the mention in your article!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Wow Don, commenting really pays and your comments of course stand out. Just looking at this one you have left here, no one will doubt the value you have deposited on my blog.

      See what you got? That lady is a wonderful addition to your community πŸ˜‰ I hope to fully bounce back too as soon as I get some time.

      Do have a wonderful weekend buddy and thanks for stopping by πŸ˜‰

  6. Hello Enstine,

    Well I can’t say that I am busy actually I am very lazy πŸ™‚ and this thing could work for me. But I can’t be that lazy so that I do not appreciate your work for giving us so much info.

    Thank Enstine and have a nice day.

  7. Hello Enstine,

    This is a very informative one. Of course one may be busy at times, or may decide to take a break owing to one issue or the other. In such a scenario, these points of yours could be a liberating factor. I have come to discover that bloggers are indeed delighted whenever they notice that their posts are being shared.

    I was a little bit surprised when i learnt that there are some big blogs that doesn’t accept blog commenting. What may be their reason for that? I believe it has nothing to do with spamming since the comments are meant to be approved by an administrator. However, whatever their reason may be, i do not think that such is a nice idea, they should remember the fact that they started from somewhere, they were newbbies just like me.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing such a wonderful content. I learnt i great deal from this. I will simply join your mailing list to enjoy more of your site offerings. Have a blissful day ahead

    • Hey Joseph,
      Good to see you here and thanks for the comment
      It’s difficult to be online always. There are such moments when things call us offline. However, we must always bounce back

      Yeah people have reasons to take down their commenting features. That’s the life wire of my blog now so I keep keeping it πŸ˜‰

      Hope you are having a wonderful week bro

  8. you always bring something different form others that’s why i love reading your posts and i will continue it as its worth reading your posts.

  9. Hi Enstine

    Couldn’t help but read this post, as it’s been how I felt this month. But it’s good I’m getting busier blogging.

    Thanks for the idea about sharing posts. Could help free up some time for me!

    Joy

  10. Yet another awesome post Enstine. You are honest in your writing and I just love the way you are that transparent.

    I can relate to the fact that there is simply not enough time to read and comment on every blog that we follow. Not only that, it is a real turn off for me when I take the time to read the article and it is either not worth sharing or I just did not get the point the writer was trying to get across so I leave without making a comment.

    I agree with sharing and tagging the author of the post so they can know and appreciate the fact that you took the time out to visit their website and you enjoyed the post.

    I will surely be adopting the strategies that you have shared in this post. Thanks and have a great week ahead.

  11. Your right, blog commenting takes up a huge amount of time.

    I have been absent the past couple of weeks too, and whilst I have been trying to keep up, it has been difficult. I have been juggling it with a new business I have started, plus my day job and my daughter’s birthday prep for Tuesday….so everything has got a bit much.

    But I love your idea of sharing if you dont have time to comment. I generally share and comment, and dont think to share without commenting. A mental block that is easy to overcome! Comment and share = awesome. Share only = better than doing nothing!

    Great list of bloggers who provide inspiration too…I will check out those post you suggested.

    I have recently joined Broadnet….it’s a great venture…keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  12. Hi,

    Definitely you have been busy, no problem. Since many of your fans know you have been working very hard and yes sometimes you have other problems that refrain you from net.

    Sharing is indeed selfless act, nice suggestion.

    One can’t shut down comments totally, they need engagement at some time. Without comments the connection is missing. That’s why many have moved the discussion to Google plus or similar platform.

    Keep rocking with awesome tools. πŸ™‚

  13. Hello Enstine,

    I think this is something everyone can relate to. Many times things come up or things get extra busy. That’s why I like communities like Triberr and Kiinged. They really help you find great blogs that you can comment on and interact with. I want to help out my blogger friends as much as possible. Sometimes, I don’t always leave comments but I will share it.

    When I first start putting my blog together I didn’t have any social buttons. I had to add them. I am glad that I did. I do believe that blog commenting is important. I have even found bloggers because of their comments. So, I do know how important it is.

    I find that scheduling things on certain days is very helpful and I am able to get things done without it being stressful or overwhelming.

    Thanks for sharing this with us! Have a great weekend!

  14. Nice information dude but one thing everyone should make it clear in his/her mind that blogging needs time and dedication, blogging is not something a job or profession but its a passion and only passionate people can succeed in it.

    Thanks for sharing such a nice info with us …!

  15. Great post Mr Enstine, I have been absent here and other blog also, blog commenting is extra cool but most time we re-alias there is not enough time to check time..

    like Mr Karmakar, said
    “We all need a personal assistant for blog commenting…”

  16. Great post indeed, But I have a question to ask, I personally think it does work really good for blogging niche, Does this method work? if your niche is medical, software etc. What do you say? Have a nice day.

  17. Hi Enstine,

    Ha ha ha… We all need a personal assistant for blog commenting… πŸ™‚

    BTW: This topic is going to stay for a long period of time, and good thing about that, is we all can create UNIQUE content on this… πŸ™‚

    But, Really NO solution is there?

    What we have learned from the childhood is that every problem has a solution, we just need to find it.

    We have to wait for someone to come up with solution.

    What say you?

    Regards…

  18. Hey Enstine,

    This will happen to everyone, it’s part of the process I believe. Not only can life get in our way but our income producing opportunities have to take the forefront. Depending on what you use your blog for and if you have the readership or subscribers to be able to drop off the face of the earth for awhile, that’s a decision that can only be made by the individual.

    You’re getting busier with your program now and I’m busy with creating my product. Things have to take a back seat in order for us to move to that next level. Who do we not visit and comment on and who do we! Very good questions but I actually do the same thing you suggest here as well.

    Although I pretty much share all of the posts that I comment on anyway, those that I’m not able to due to time constraints, well I’ll be sure to share them as well. We all want to continue to support each other so that those relationships can stay in tact.

    Great suggestions and I appreciate the mention here. Very touched and honored, thank you so much.

    Hope things are going well with Broadednet and I wish you the best.

    ~Adrienne

    • So honored to have you again here Adrienne despite being so busy creating your product. I’m sure you are going to put that on an affiliate platform so you can sit back and watch while affiliates like us pull in the sales for you πŸ˜‰

      A product by you is surely worth every promotion effort πŸ˜‰

      Good luck to you on that and I wish you a splendid weekend dear friend

  19. Hi Enstine,

    You are a busy man but you still find the time to come up with exciting posts with a lot to learn from. Kudos!

    Sometimes we run short of time to comment but we still have to do it anyway. For me blog commenting is the easiest way to start relationships with other bloggers and gain more visibility.

    Sometimes when I’m really short on time I’ll just share the posts on social media like you side. I used to forget but nowadays I must also remember to include a mention of the author.

    Thanks for the great info and nice weekend!

    ~Norbert

    • Hey Norbert,
      Good to see you here and thanks for commenting
      Yeah tagging the author is great way to let him/her know you were around. I hope you’ll keep to this πŸ˜‰

      do have a wonderful weekend bro

  20. Hey Enstine,

    You made a great point about the lack of sharing facilities. Isn’t it crazy that with how many social sharing plugins there are, some people still make it really difficult to share their stuff?

    Also, thanks for mentioning my post πŸ™‚

    • Hey Adam,
      Good to see you here and thanks for the comment. Your post is a wonderful addition I’m sure my readers will appreciate.

      Do have a wonderful weekend and hope we meet again so soon πŸ˜‰

  21. Hi Enstine,

    What a title! I can relate! πŸ™‚

    Love the term you came up with – infotainment. I think that’s pretty accurate.

    In the last month or so I have had to alter my schedule and be completely flexible because of other things and priorities that came up. It’s a blessing to be able to keep people as a priority instead of business or things. That’s why I love working at home and owning my own business so very much.

    Yes I had kept the bare minimum schedule when things cropped up in our family, and sharing on social media was definitely something I continued.

    Thank you so much for the kind mention, Enstine, that was a very big encouragement to me.:-) That very article you mentioned of mine (time-saving tips) made it absolutely bearable when things were really hectic for me. Couldn’t live without them.

    Have a blessed day.
    – Carol

    • Hey Carol,
      Things always happen that are without out control. In any case, it is always good to bounce back.
      I love your statement on prioritizing people instead business or object πŸ˜‰

      That post of yours is a wonderful extension and I know my readers will find it so useful.

      Thanks for being part of this post this weekend Carol. Do have a splendid end of week

  22. Hey Enstine,
    Glad to know more about building relationship with other bloggers without sharing their content. You have really added good points in this post.
    In addition i would to like to add, when we share others content, they’re more likely to share our’s. Isn’t it? I have tried it. Many bloggers think, if they’ll share others content then their fan following will get transferred to other. Those bloggers are the selfish one. What i would say is, our fans will more likely to follow us and get engaged in our activites because they think that the blogger is not selfish and is also supporting others to grow. Like your blog, i have seen many bloggers not even thinking to provide a link to others and there is your blog,you’re doing really a great job Enstine. That’s for sharing such a wonderful article with us. Going to share this on facebook πŸ˜‰ What you say? Waiting for your reply
    Thanks for writing
    ~Nitin Singh

  23. Hey Enstine,

    First, let me tell you that you are not doing bad at all. What you are facing now is what every other innovator and thinker passed through until a certain level of balance is attained.

    I am a true believer of blog commenting because I have personally tested it. But here is the thing, once you are good at something it doesn’t really matter how long you have been absent from it because once you relaunch, the passion in you will jump start you into the next level.

    What you have done in this post is what I call engagement blogging. This is really what blogging is meant to be. That moment when even a pro will throw up a question to the crowd about certain challenges. Write on bro, I believe you!

    I know you will soon have everything in control because you always have.

    How are you enjoying your weekend bro?

    Talk soon.

    Jackson

  24. Hey Enstine,

    Thank you for having the time to write this awesome article.

    I have been able to gain from this. Its just as if this is referring to me because recently i have been busy with so many things that i didnt have time to do blog comments on other blogs.

    From now on, i will start to apply your advise in this post starting with your article.

    I will share this on my social networks.

    Have a nice day Enstine.

  25. Hi Enstine

    Very smart. You said a lot in this post without saying a single word directly. This is called the art of marketing communication. I got to know what did you mean to say; so let’s keep silence because it is better for me. πŸ™‚

    Yesterday I was talking to Adrienne at her blog’s comment section about BroadedNet that how you made a good mix of brilliant idea with your technical prowess and created this wonderful project. I can’t tell you how monumentally I am sure about its success. It’s a big idea and must have a big success.

    Thanks a lot for very meaningful mention and I will remember it in future. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mi,
      It’s beautiful having you around
      I’m really missing your blog and those wonderful articles. However, I’ll soon bounce back.

      thanks for the wonderful comment and do have a beautiful weekend sir

  26. Hi Bro,

    To be frank, scheduling time for blog commenting like I used to is one of those things that almost ends up staying focused on my blacklist. 24 hours a day seem to short for me this time even after timing myself for a specific task nonetheless, there are still some blogs I cannot but visit and still find time to read through and responds depending on my understanding, meanwhile the reader-author relationship still needs an emphasize

  27. Hi Enstine,

    I can SO well understand what you mean to say in this post πŸ™‚

    That’s because presently I too sail in the same boat and there are many blogs I have to skip at times or come to a little later, because of the time restrictions. But that doesn’t end relationships because those have already been made, and being friends, I am sure everyone understands…or should understand!

    I know you are so busy with BroadedNet now, and like you, I have both my hands and feet deep into the growing blog community now with lots of registrations that keep coming up, and you know, maintaining a forum is not an easy job! Both of us are at it, so it is not just one of us, and while one is there, the other is taking up the comments on our posts, or making the visits around etc.

    Life has got a lot more busier dear friend, though I like your suggestion of just sharing our posts in-case we can’t visit, and yes, that certainly does help.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and no worries at all if you can’t make it – I can understand and I respect you for all that you are doing for people. Appreciate the kind mention, and yes – you know how much I vouch for and recommend blog commenting – nothing works better. Hope you have a relaxing weekend πŸ™‚

    BTW – I think CommentLuv isn’t working presently πŸ™‚

  28. Blog commenting is one live wire of a blog, those that think they are big enough not to accommodate comments from other bloggers should have a re-think because they started small too. I know some persons can be naughty at times when commenting, but still, commenting that is opened to all is the best; your inability to moderate your comments is your own fault, every blogging platform has made adequate provision for comment moderation.

    • Hey Emebu,
      My blog is where it is today thanks largely to commenting. I have never thought one single day to take it down πŸ˜‰ I love the conversation.
      Happy weekend sir and hope to see you around soon

  29. Hello Enstine Muki,
    Nice to be here again!
    Another good post, I really enjoy reading your posts. Today i saw your alexa its under 20k congrats bro. Your are doing great.

      • Hey Enstine,

        This is the great way of making relationship with other bloggers without comments, even if you don’t have enough time sharing take only 2-3 seconds, this way they get to know we are reading their blog post.
        I always share content which i think is helpful for my readers, and your’s is one of them.

        Thanks
        Regards
        Suprabhat

  30. Another nice post, I think its the 3rd consecutive post I am the 1st commener on πŸ˜›
    Actually I love reading your posts, Your posting manner is so user friendly , I am always looking for inspirations from you. Great Work.

    • Hi Danyal,
      It’s a great opportunity to comment first on blogs. You get more exposure especially if the comments are ranked in ascending other.

      Good luck and thanks for stopping by this weekend. BTW, are you on broaded.net ?

      • Yeah , It really is a great opportunity .
        No I was not on broaded.net but I just joined it , Sadly , My personal blog is still on blogger and I could not figure out the method to generate the widget code for it.

        • Hey Danyal,

          Broaded.net is awesome. I started using it a few days ago and i have started to reap its benefits.

          You can move your blog to wordpress in order to get started.

          Have a nice day ahead.

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