Who doesn't love comments, right? I know I enjoy them, and I do my best (though sometimes fail miserably) to reply to all comments and then go visit your blog. I think most people who blog do the same thing. This is paramount to building a rapport and even friendships with other people who also love to write and share their story just like you.
First of all, I usually only reply to comments via email. If I hit reply on the comments section you won't get an email saying I replied or anything so odds are you wont ever see it. This is why you should consider changing your no-reply status if you haven't already. (click picture for a larger version)
Because this is sad.
So once you are all set, you can comment and get replied back to, you can move to the next skill level of leaving your blog link in a comment. It really is very simple, and I just tested it myself
All you need is the simple HTML code
<a href="http://www.yourwebsite.com">Text to be hyperlinked</a>
So my link in my test comment looked like this all typed out:
Too easy right? Now each comment you leave lets the blog owner know that you are a fellow blogger and you'd like for them to stop by - but without blatantly asking because a lot of people find that tacky.
Since I am going to start leaving my link on comments from now on (on blogs I don't visit super often. I know the blogs I regularly read know where to find me!) I am just going to type my link code into a textedit or word document that can stay on my desktop so when I go on a comment spree I can just copy and paste it really quickly. We shall see how it works!
PS, I will have my recap of The Bachelorette: Men Tell All up tomorrow!