using Google Reader for blog commenting. I found the title interesting and decided to check it out since I have been trying to do the same thing to help with getting OptionsDude off the ground.
It turns out that her idea was absolutely wonderful. First of all, I never really understood what Google Reader was or how it worked so I learned something there. Secondly, I actually started subscribing to various blogs and doing what she suggested. Since I already was in the habit of checking my gmail account a few times each day, I just click on the Google Reader link and check it out as well.
Google Reader will bring up all the new posts for every blog to which I am subscribed. I can then quickly decide whether to read the article or comment. This has helped me immensely. In fact, yesterday's traffic to OptionsDude was the highest it has been. I plan on subscribing to as many blogs as possible and networking in this fashion. This will help with linking as well as provide ideas for content. I can also even locate blogs for writing guest posts.
I have to thank Kristi for this great idea. I think that it can help you grow your site which is something that we all need to be doing. You should really go and check out her post.
2 weeks ago