Why it’s a good idea for authors to comment on other people’s blogs

I mentioned in my blog post yesterday how I usually post a comment on blogs that mention my book, and thank the posters. Here’s another good reason why that’s a good thing to do: you often find out ahead of time what’s going on.

Today, for example, I noticed a very nice thumbnail review of Midnight in Havana on a UK blog called Finding Time to Write. The reviewer wrote that Midnight in Havana was “An excellent near-impossible set-up which has the readers wondering throughout the story, plus lashings of what seems to me very authentic Cuban atmosphere. A visual, auditive treat, and an engaging Cuban cop who can see dead people.”

As usual, I went to the comment section and thanked the reviewer. And this is her reply:

“There’s more to come: I’m just putting the finishing touches to an article ‘Five Women Authors to Watch in 2014′ for the website Crime Fiction Lover, where I am a regular reviewer. You are one of the authors I recommend – really enjoyed Inspector Ramirez and the atmosphere you recreated so vividly!”

I mean, really, how fantastic is that! And I might never have found out if I hadn’t hit that comment button.  Nice!

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8 Responses to Why it’s a good idea for authors to comment on other people’s blogs

  1. Good advice! Which I am apparently now following.

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  2. Carlos says:

    Wow. Congrats! Engagement is very important overall. I am still new to blogging and I will like to interact more with fellow bloggers as well. Getting to know the industry and to learn more is something I will like to work on. Thanks Peggy.

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    • Peggy Blair says:

      Good luck, Carlos! I have a real estate blog too called Kiss and Sell where I work on that side of things. I’ve had a good response business-wise from both of them. And made lots of great connections.

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  3. Congrats Peggy and thanks for your note on my blog. It’s really encouraging when people take time to comment on something you are both passionate about.

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  4. Juna says:

    A lot of author feel so proud and they think they don’t need to comment on other blogs

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