I find inspiration from all over the place. I wanted to highlight 5 inspirational blogs that you can also find amazing amounts of inspiration and value deep down within blog post comments. I know there are a lot of people, I do it too, that will read a post and then comment. But we might not take a few more minutes and read some of the 100+ comments on the post. People just like me are making valuable comments that add to the conversation. I’ve come across amazing sites just from these comments.
I’m just sending out a reminder that comments are amazing. I love leaving comments as my own digital footprint, but I encourage all of you to make more comments on these kinds of blogs. It doesn’t take much time and it just shows appreciation. You might not have time to write a very long comment but it’s not always necessary. I’ve left comments telling the person that their post has inspired me to write my own blog post in response and that I’ll like to them when I get around to it. So I’ll create the content on my site for them to read later. It goes back to the idea I had about video posts to save time and build blog relationships.
Yes, the infamous Daren Rowse blog – Problogger.net is included in these 5 inspirational blogs. I admit that I’m not a daily visitor. Some people are tired of hearing about this website too. There is something special here. When I do visit I make it a point to skim and read over the comments though. You might be surprised by the value deep down in some of those posts that have 150 comments. If you’re going to start a blog or finding your blog is struggling, get over to Problogger and you’ll be okay.
2. Happy Lotus
The Happy Lotus is an outstanding blog with amazing content. Nadia brings content centred around Happiness and Spirituality and I always get inspired by her writing. If you check out the blog, you’ll quickly notice she gets a huge number of comments for each blog post. The reason for this is because she responds to her commenters directly. If you read them over, you’ll see her direct the reply to the person too. If I leave a comment, I can come back 100% confident that she’ll have left a response to my comment. She’s adding so much value there and the other readers are as well. I’ve had times where I get inspired by a commenter on the subject. Definitely check this place out to get in touch.
Experiments in lifestyle design! You know Tim Ferriss brings about amazing content. I love his random videos with Kevin Rose and the latest video has 243 comments. Yes, 243!!! And the inspiration you get from the commenting is just as awesome as the video. People are sharing tips related to Vitamin D, dark chocolate, links to stuff mentioned in the video, their resolutions, etc. It’s like being able to quickly scan another 200 blogs in no time. This happens on all of his posts as well. Tim is brilliant and I know this guy cannot only work 4 hours a week! I’m excited for his next book and I hope it’s out soon so that I can use the info to prepare for my own wedding. Check this guy out and make sure to take a few extra moments to find more inspiration from his readers!
4. Chris Brogan
I hope to meet this guy some day. Chris Brogan is all about the conversation so it’s no surprise that I’ve included his blog here. His blog posts that are usually about social media and gaining trust, actually do spark conversation within the comments and even podcasts. It’s special to hear Chris’ initial thoughts on the subject and then hear what others are saying in response. You can find inspiration in anything today. Read over the comments next time and leave your own response.
Naomi Dunford is special. She is in the same city as myself and I hope to meet her sometime. She writes so well and so down to earth. He blog gathers people and they love to comment! There is a lot of discussion within the comments and it’s nice to know that you don’t have to “Agree” with everything. If you’re a blogger, or starting a small business, you’ve got to be keeping your eyes on her website. I also recommend reading SEO School for an awesome understanding on search engine optimization. It’s written just like her blog and it’s like your chatting with a friend. It brought me a lot of “a-ha” moments because I finally understood. So much inspiration in the blog and value especially deep in those comments.