The 10-Minute Touch Up is a quick, weekly challenge to get you DOING, not just reading about doing.
Each week I’ll give you a task you can complete in about 10 minutes or less. The task isn’t just another to-do; it’s an action to help you build community, increase traffic, improve your content, interact in social media, better your blog design, or build blog strategy. Consider it a way to touch up your blogging just 10 minutes at a time!
Break Your Commenting Routine
Challenge: Leave comments on at least 3 blogs that you've never visited before.
Why: If you like to leave comments on other blogs, I imagine you do so with a similar group of bloggers that you like. But commenting on NEW blogs builds community and pushes you slightly outside your bloggy comfort zone. It's a way to indirectly introduce yourself to someone new and perhaps introduce yourself to their readers who scroll through the comments. Plus you might just find a new favorite blog.
How to Do It
Well, I assume you know how to leave a comment on another blog. After all, you ARE a blogger. But how do you find new blogs to comment on? Try these:
- See who's following the influencers in your space. This works best for platforms like Google Plus, Pinterest or Twitter. Click on an influencer's profile and then click on Followers (or “Have Her/Him in Circles” on G+). And if you aren't already watching your influencers on Twitter, then you might want to do last week's touch up after you finish this one!
- Check out a popular hashtag on Twitter. See who's using a hashtag that's relevant to a topic you blog about. For example, #blogchat is a popular hashtag for bloggers so I might look for new faces in that feed.
- Look for an unfamiliar blog within the comments section of a blog you read regularly. Go to a popular blog in which you regularly comment and find someone new! Go forth and comment.
And no matter what you do, never comment vomit!
Do It, Share It
If you love 10-minute Touch Ups, then share this post & get others to join in. The more, the bloggier. Or something like that.
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Hey- I'm Melissa! I'm a mom, side hustler, online course instructor, and brand marketer. I run a 6-figure blog helping online biz owners find their a-ha moments with can-do tips, tutorials, and online courses. I also work at Burt's Bees as the assistant manager of Brand Engagement (yep, it's as cool as it sounds). Jump start your biz productivity with my free worksheet!