How to Transfer Comments from a Blog to a New Site in WordPress
A couple of years ago, I decided to take on a project that would occupy much of my time, energy, and attention. The goal was to merge three of my favorite things, technology, design, and marketing, to create something new and exciting. The end result was Mosaic, a creative agency that provides branding and online marketing strategies for brands and businesses worldwide.
One of the aspects of Mosaic that I really enjoy is the blog that we have set up, which is where most of our content comes from. In today’s blog post, I’d like to walk you through a step-by-step process on how to easily export your blog’s comments to a new site, whether it’s a WordPress site or a static HTML page.
The Importance of Comments
In the early days of blogging, people used to post lengthy blog entries, sometimes with several hundred words and more. While much has changed, the importance of comments hasn’t. Without them, your blog can seem empty, and readers might even think that you’ve abandoned ship.
In a world where everyone is trying to be the best writer they can be, I’ve noticed that people rarely leave comments on blogs. However, I still love reading the comments on other blogs, as it gives me a sneak peek into the minds of the people reading my blog. So, in case you were curious, here are some of the most popular recent comments on my blog:
5 Tips for Leaving Comments on Other Blogs
In the interests of keeping my readers interested and engaged, I try to leave as many comments as possible on other blogs. However, sometimes, I’ll notice that a particular comment was very popular and seems to be left by a small army of commenters, all wanting to leave their mark. So, in these cases, I’ll make sure to flag the comments as “SPAM” or “FROZEN”, so that they don’t take up too much room on my blog. Here are some simple tips for you to follow, so that you can leave a successful comment on any blog.
1. Be Active On Social Media
With so much information floating around on social media, it’s easy for people to find your blog. If they like what they read, they’ll most likely come back for more. By being on social media, you’re giving others the chance to find your blog, and vice versa. In addition to boosting your own blog, you can also gain exposure by participating in Twitter chats with popular bloggers and personalities, or by using social media to follow various industry experts.
For instance, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, you can follow the account of someone who is actively involved in the space, Michael Hyatt, on Twitter. By following his tweets, you’ll gain access to his blog, which is one of the most well-known and respected blogs relating to affiliate marketing. So, by participating in Twitter chats related to affiliate marketing, you’ll have the chance to ask Michael questions and learn from his experience.
2. Write Compelling Content
The content that you supply on your blog is crucial to its success. After all, it’s you, the blog owner, who is responsible for making sure that your blog’s content is interesting, engaging, and most of all, compelling. If your content is boring, your readers will feel the same way, and they’ll likely skip right over it, never to be found again.
To create compelling content, look at what your competitors are doing and either do the same or better. In the early stages of creating my blog, I would often visit other fashion blogs, looking for inspiration. From there, I would either take inspiration myself, or I would find a piece of news that I could use to write about on my blog. Today, the vast majority of my blog’s content is written with the help of an automated content writer. In addition to being able to write compelling content, the automated content writer can take care of all the formatting, so that you don’t have to worry about things like spelling and grammar. This is great for those who aren’t super-talented at this kind of thing, or for those who just want to focus on content creation and not have to worry about the minutiae of blogging.
3. Build A Larger Audience
The more people that you can get to know about your blog, the better. When someone discovers your blog, they should either like what they read or they should find something that they didn’t like and leave a comment. If they leave a comment, this will encourage you to write back, providing them with more content and enabling you to build a bigger audience.
In the early days of creating my blog, I would either leave a comment on someone else’s blog, or I would put a link to my blog in my comment. This would get me two things, more traffic and new subscribers, which was all the more beneficial, as I would eventually have hundreds of subscribers, all subscribing to my content, whether it was on my blog or on another site.
4. Use Keywords In Your Blog’s Titles And Headings
The keywords that you use in your blog’s titles and headings are crucial to the blog’s success. If someone is searching for information on your topic, they will most likely come across your blog. However, unless they are a trained SEO, they may not know what keywords to use in their search engine queries to find your blog. This is where using keywords in your headings and titles comes in handy. By adding relevant keywords to these text-based features of your blog, you can increase the chance of your blog being discovered when someone is searching for information on your chosen topic.
5. Post Regularly
If you’re thinking about leaving a comment on someone else’s blog, why wouldn’t you leave one of your own? The more you post on your blog, the more people will come back for more. So, if you want to build a successful blog, start by posting regularly, at least three times a week.
Hopefully, these tips on how to leave a comment on a blog will help you along the way to building a successful blog, full of engaging content, and lots of comments.