You’ve Left Comments, Now I’ll Link Back

It’s been ages since I last replied to any comments here. I know, I know, this is one of the worst things a blogger can do: letting their commentators think they’ve been ignored. That wasn’t the case though, as I get (and read) all comments via email. And to show you all that you are very important to me, and that your comments are always welcome and valued, I’ve decided to link back to you.

Now some will say that linking back to other blogs has always been this place’s main trait. That’s right, but one thing I usually don’t do here is that sort of “weekly links” or “speed linking” posts. While I like them as a reader, I prefer listing a small amount of links on each of my posts, with a few exceptions. Well, it’s never too late to try new things (i. e., to mimic your fellow bloggers’ traditional practices).

Here is my thank you to all whom I owed replies to (in no particular order):

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* Frank C

Watch Out For This Comment Spam – A new type of comment spam is explained in this article.

5 More Ideas on Value Blogging – He tells an interesting personal experience.

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* Monika

RSS Explained – Lifting the Mystery of RSS FEEDS – Excellent guide for beginners.

100 Articles in 1 Month – My Journey – Read it and realise that it’s not impossible.

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* Simonne

15 Almost Free Opportunities To Make Money Online – Great post. Pity it’s only helpful to people living in English-speaking countries.

How To Make An Affiliate Shop Using Data Feeds In WordPress – This post, on the other hand, would be useful for any WordPress users.

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* Sean

How To Make Your First ClickBank Sale – Some might argue that this post contains unethical tips. Others might disagree.

7 Reasons Why The Best Marketers Are Bloggers – A good list, but the 4th reason is by far my favourite, because of its amusing tone.

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* Steven Snell

The Pros and Cons of Writing for Other Blogs – Steven’s posts on guest blogging are all must-reads.

Vandelay Website Design Services – Actually not a blog post, but a page where you can get information on website design services.

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* Matt Jones

4 Steps Towards Successful Online Entrepreneurial Decision Making – Some simple ideas to help you decide what’s better for you, instead of letting others tell you what to do.

Story Behind The Sale Of Blogging Fingers – Yes, Matt has sold his blog. And turned his own story into an interesting case study.

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* Maki

Four Reasons Why the Entertainment Niche Is Great For Making Money – This article is very different from the usual guides you’d find on most make-money-online blogs.

Google PageRank Doesn’t Matter. Can We Stop Talking About It Now? – Sorry, Maki, but we can’t. Not yet. But this post is excellent all the same.

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* Karthik

172 ways to save the Environment – As you can tell, this was his Blog Action Day post.

9 Plugins to kick-start your WordPress blog – Plugins that help you build readership.

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* Eklavya

Related post plugin of WordPress : How to install it by running a SQL query – An in-depth tutorial that may help even those not so savvy bloggers.

Some Blogging trends which are here to stay! – I don’t really believe in “trends that are here to stay” because life is just too dynamic. Still this is a very interesting read.

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* Mohsin

A Crash Course On Writing Search Engine Optimized Posts – Easy-to-follow instructions.

How To Turn Your Personal Blog Into a Semi-Pro Blog – The last item on this article made me a bit confused, because despite the fact that this is a freely-hosted blog, Mohsin has left a couple comments here.

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* Michael

Top 3 FREE Website Monitoring Tools – Many bloggers have been telling their readers not to obssess over stats, but tracking a site’s traffic is still very important and these tools may be of great help.

Top 10 Signs That You Have Monetized Blogitis –  It’s a funny article, and also an important alert.

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* Terry Didcott

Writing Honest Paid Reviews and “The Gonster” – Guess who “The Gonster” is?

Blogging Links – This explains why linking out is good for you and for your blog.

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Nick Bakewell

Promotion is Perseverance – It is indeed.

Get Indexed In Google In One Day – When replying to a comment I’d left on another post, Nick confirmed that this technique does work.

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* Webdrops

I don’t know this person’s name, but I assume he/she belongs to the team behind TaskBin, which seems to be a good task management service.

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* Michael Martin

Why You Should Use A Sideblog – This is the type of idea that could generate even more ideas.

Paid Theme Directory is Fine By Me – I guess this will become a hot topic very soon. Michael analyses its highs and lows.

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* A note to Alex from blogindiversity.com: I know you’ve commented on a few posts of mine, and I truly appreciate it. But I couldn’t link to any of your articles because I simply can’t access your blog. The other day my sister tried to visit it using a proxy server, and she succeeded in it. So I guess you have some sort of IP blocking in place. :(

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Hopefully my “comment reply debt” is paid now. :-P

I suspect that many — if not all — of the bloggers listed above won’t even remember that last month they posted comments I never responded to, but nevermind.

This list will keep you all busy for a long time (I can tell you it’s kept me busy for hours). I hope I haven’t skipped anyone, but in case I have, please let me know.

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11 Responses to “You’ve Left Comments, Now I’ll Link Back”

  1. Karthik Says:

    That’s a very novel way of doing your link love posts Karen, when they are linking to two posts, we couldn’t really ask for more either ;)

    Thanks for the links and honestly, we would comment irrespective of that – you’ve certainly got a great blog here.

    Keep going! :)

  2. Terry Didcott Says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for including my post in this – it’s a great idea. Now I’ve got to go round and read some of those other posts you mentioned as there’s some that grabbed my interest!

    And I agree with Karthik that you do have a great blog here – I love your writing style :-)

    Terry

  3. Simonne Says:

    Very useful links. I’ bookmarking your post to reference it later. As of my article with the free money making resources, I was also sorry that except one opportunity, the others were mostly for US residents (which I’m not, otherwise I would have tried some of those programs)

  4. Vivevtvivas Says:

    I think it’s amazing what you find when you are just tooling around the net. I am now enjoying your blog on almost a daily basis now just because I was searching for “GoDaddy” one day.

    I think what you did was pretty cool.

    Vivevtvivas

  5. Michael from Pro Blog Design Says:

    That was a cool way of getting back to all those comments at least! Thanks for the link. :D

  6. WarriorBlog Says:

    Thanks Karen! Seem like no one is very active in blogging at this time eh?

    I been noticing less activities on blogs that I visit in the comments section.

  7. Monika @ The Writers Manifesto Says:

    It is always nice to be recognized by fellow bloggers who appreciate your traffic and what you blog about. For this I say thank you Karen. :-)

    I’m sure the others will appreciate your post as much as I do.

    Thank you for this

    Monika

  8. Steven Snell Says:

    Karen,
    Thanks for the mention, it’s appreciated.

  9. Audrey Says:

    This is my first trip to your place here and I must say that even though I am annoyed by those who really do ignore the one who comments, I am impressed with your attempt to make up for it. Reminded me about one blog in particular that I am a regular reader/fan of and out of the many comments that I’ve been devout in leaving, he had never once responded to one.

    If I really were not interested in his writings, I’d never go back but I can’t help it if his words are helpful and draw me in. I am bound by my desire to comment. Maybe I should go cold turkey, eh?

    You have an enjoyable blog. I’ve bookmarked it. Thanks!

  10. Webdrops Says:

    well yes i do belong to TaskBin team… thanks for the link love :)

  11. Fred Says:

    Really useful post, I found a lot of great resources so I’m bookmarking it right now!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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