Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 1/18/11

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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January 19th, 2011|

How to Comment on LOTS of Blogs FAST

If you’ve been around the blog here for any amount of time, you’ll know that I do a lot of commenting. I’ve also recently written about how to find a lot of blogs to comment on and also about how to get 100 comments on a post.

I’ve mentioned that if I’ve got my mind set on it, I can read and comment on 20 blogs in an hour. A lot of readers either expressed their incredulity at this number or implied that the comments I was leaving were sub-par.

To address these concerns, this post explains how to leave quality comments quickly.

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January 19th, 2011|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 1/17/11

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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January 18th, 2011|

Bloggers, Are You Actually LEARNING Anything Useful?

First off I added a Mentions page to the blog, and you should definitely check it out.

I spend a lot of time reading. Mainly I read books and blogs. I read about a book a week and I don’t know how many blogs I read every day… I’d say it’s somewhere in the tons. Metric tons, even.

But I had an epiphany not too long ago, and it’s changing the way I consume information and the way I blog.

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January 17th, 2011|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 1/15/11

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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January 16th, 2011|

10 Ways to Find TONS of Blogs to Comment On

EDIT: My buddy Marcus from The Sales Lion (great blog) just published his first guest post on Men With Pens. Marcus has been a huge supporter of me and Blogging Bookshelf, so please go support him and leave a comment on that post and share it with your blogging friends.

Earlier this week I wrote about how to get 100 comments on a blog post. The main idea of that post was that if you comment on 100 blogs, some of those bloggers will come back to comment on your blog. You then reply to those comments on your blog and BAM! 100 comments!

A lot of people asked in the comments how I found so many blogs to comment on. This is actually a really good question. While it’s easy to find a bunch of blogs in most niches, a lot of them just plain suck. I’ve spent a lot of time visiting a ton of different blogs and have come up with 1) a bunch of blogs that I comment on, and 2) a bunch of ways to FIND new blogs to comment on.

This post is about both of those things.

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January 14th, 2011|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 1/11/11

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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January 12th, 2011|

How to Be an Organized Blogger and Get More Done!

Mark of the blog Ice Blue Banana recently asked me and a few other bloggers some questions about content creation (which you can find here; it’s a great read!). One of the questions was, “How do you find the next subject you will write about?” I answered by saying that I write about my experiences and about things I’ve read, and that I keep notes in a series of notebooks.

Brankica of Live Your Love (and a faithful Blogging Bookshelf reader) wanted to hear more about that system, so this post touches on that and a few other things I do (and that you can do, too) to be a more productive blogger and get more done.

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January 12th, 2011|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 1/10/11

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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January 11th, 2011|

How to Guarantee 100 Comments on a Blog Post

EDIT: Thanks everyone for getting this blog post to 100 comments! How’s that for social proof? :D You guys are awesome!!

There are several ways to get a lot of comments on your blog posts. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to say that “a lot” equals 100. That isn’t to say that 20 or 50 or 75 comments isn’t a lot (it is!), but let’s just stick with 100 because it’s just a big freaking number.

One way to get 100 comments is to have a bazillion readers. Another way is to be controversial. Yet another way is to break some amazing news.

But there’s one way to get 100 comments that is deceptively simple, and you don’t even need a large audience at all. What is it?

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January 10th, 2011|