How to make the most out of comment threads

Over the course of the last month, I’ve tried really hard to get more involved and be more active in the blogging community, particularly on Twitter. I feel like I’ve succeeded in my mission as I’m making much more of an effort to share posts, chat with bloggers and find new ones to follow. Another thing that I’ve started taking part in are comment threads. For those that don’t know, comment threads are run by certain bloggers / accounts and basically gives everyone taking part the chance to share their new blog posts, discover new blogs and gain some comments on your own as well.

I’d highly recommend comment threads and I’ve found them nothing but positive since I started taking part in them regularly. So today, I thought I’d share with you some tips on how to make the post of comment threads and where you can find certain threads throughout the week!

Know when they are and who’s hosting them

Obviously you can’t take art in a comment thread if you have no idea where to find them! The more I took part in, the more new ones I discovered because mostly, the same group of bloggers all hope from one to the other. The more new bloggers I discovered and followed through the comment threads, the more visible they were to me on Twitter. Listed below are all the comment threads I take part in and the ones I am aware of. By all means, if you’re aware of any others, please leave a comment below and I’ll add it to this list!

Mon: #TeacupClub, @TeacupClub_, 5pm GMT & #CommentStorm, @lazyblogging, 8pm GMT
Tues: #BloggersNightIn, @corinnekirsty, 7pm GMT
Wed: #BloggersPromoHouse, @beccaxjayne, 8pm GMT
Thurs: #TeacupClub, @TeacupClub_, 5pm GMT
Fri: #BloggersTribe, @BloggersTribe, 8pm GMT
Sat: #BloggersWorld, @BloggerWorldRT, 8pm GMT
Sun: #BloggersTribe, @BloggersTribe, 8pm GMT, #BloggersPromoHouse, @beccaxjayne, 8pm GMT

Get your tweet ready

Now you know what time the comment thread starts, you can get your tweet pre-written so you can just super quickly copy and paste it when it starts! I simply write out the tweet on my notes with the link to the blog post I want to share so it’s ready to go.

And make your tweet stand out

Loads of people usually take part in comment threads, so it’s super important that your tweet stands out from the rest. Use a photo from your blog post to make it more visually pleasing, use emoji’s, write a funny caption – something to grab people’s attention and make them want to click on your link! I also find it helps to say in the tweet what exactly the blog post is about, rather than a simple, “my latest post”.

Comment on other blogs

This is obviously one of the main points of a comment thread so make sure you make the effort to comment on other people’s blogs! You’ll be amazed at how many new and incredible blogs you find during comment threads so it’s so worth it to take the time to have a read and comment.

Leave heartfelt comments

And when you do leave a comment it’s always so much nicer if it’s a heartfelt comment, rather than just “nice post!”. That doesn’t prove that you’ve read the post or have any opinions on the topic the blogger is writing about. You’re much more likely to build up a relationship with a blogger if you’re both leaving heartfelt comments on each others blog!

And let the blogger know

Also useful to hop back into the comment thread after you’ve commented and to let the blogger know that you’ve left them a comment!

Return the comments people have left you

I always, always return the comments people have left me through comment threads. Even if their latest post isn’t something I can comment on, I’ll always go back through their older posts from that week and leave a comment on something I am able to talk about.

Do you take part in comment threads? Do you enjoy them? Do you have any other tips on how to make them better?

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82 thoughts on “How to make the most out of comment threads

  1. That’s super useful, thanks Jenny! I never really knew much about comment threads but now I’ll try to get involved. I participate in Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday and always find lots of new blogs and gain traffic to my own through that and really get to feel a part of the community. This seems like another great way to do that! x

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I’m pretty new to blogging and am still getting a feel for it so this post is SUPER helpful!
    Hopefully I will be able to take part in some comment threads in the near future 🙂

    Caitlin x

  3. I love these Jenny! Definetely need to let the blogger know in comment threads as it can be so easy to get confused and mixed up when there are a lot of people x

    • I know right! I usually don’t reply and return any until the next day and I always make sure I reply and return the comments I get BEFORE I take part in the thread so I know the difference. If that makes sense?! Haha

  4. I use to use comment swaps on twitter but recently I feel I get a lot of ‘pointless’ comments where you can tell someone hasn’t read your post. I’ve stopped using them because of this but these are great tips on making the best out of them!

    • Yeah I agree you will always get a few “pointless” comments for sure. But on a whole, the comments I’ve had from comment swaps have been great and I’ve found some new blogs I really love through them!

  5. I’ve only recently started taking part in all the comment threads but I’ve find they’re so helpful and show all your supporters in the blogging community. I love commenting on posts but I’m so bad at remembering to do it! One tip is to maybe when you’re commenting on a blog you really like, comment on another one of their posts to show your love and interest to their blog.

    Abs x
    https://afababulouslife.blogspot.com

    • Yeah that’s a great tip! If I find I’ve already commented on the post that they share via the comment thread, I’ll always comment on a different one if they’ve commented on mine. I’ve found myself backtracking through a blog a couple of times!

  6. This was so incredibly helpful! This is my very first time participating in one of these comment threads and these tips definitely helped! I wish I had read this beforehand because I definitely scrambled to find a post to share! I just followed your blog because it’s so unique (I’m glad I found it!) and I’m looking forward to reading more posts from you!

  7. This is so helpful. I definitely don’t get involved as much as I should but I think a lot of that is down to just not knowing when and where these things are taking place. Thank you! x

  8. This is great, blog comment threads have been one of my favorite parts of Twitter & the blogging community! It helps so much w/ sharing the love & sharing your content. Thank you for sharing all the blog comment threads in your post – I didn’t know about most of those, so I will keep them in mind!

  9. I’m really just a beginner at these blogging shenanigans. I’m learning the ropes day by day. So by joining comment threads, I not only find out some fantastic new blogs, but I also make my little blogging world bigger, one step at a time. That being said, I’m still new at this. So learning the etiquette of a comment thread from this post has been a big help. Thanks, Jenny!

  10. Thanks for including us in your post lovely! Means a lot 🙂
    Taking part in chats and threads really is a great thing, you get to talk to other bloggers and it really helps when you are trying to grow you blog and get better a blogging 😀
    And totally agree with all these pieces of advice, especially the type of comments to leave, it’s so much better to take your time and read the post and leave a nice comment, rather than juste the generic “nice pics”… ^^

    -K
    http://www.corinneandkirsty.com

  11. This is such an awesome idea for a post! I’ve always wanted to participate in a comment thread but haven’t ever known the times and where to locate them untill too late! Lovely idea sweetness xxxxx

  12. I love blogger chats, and this is so helpful in helping me find more to partake in! It really helps with the growth of my blog and finding likeminded people crueltyfreehayley.com xx

  13. Ahh I was gonna do a post like this and you beat me to it! To be fair you know more comment threads than me haha. Good tips! x
    Lola Mia // ww.lolitabonita.co.uk

  14. Amazing post! I absolutely love to read other bloggers posts and comment. It’s nice to share some love. Comment thread is such an amazing way to find new bloggers and for other to get to know your blog. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  15. Looooved this! Super helpful, I really like comment threads if can really help with engagement and you can discover some amazing blogs at the same time.

    I’ve been looking for a list of threads so I hope you don’t mind I screenshotted the one above it’s super helpful!

    Thank you for the advice! Xo

  16. This is Defo advice I need to follow. The thread thing is fairly new and it would have been an amazing way of meeting new bloggers when I first started!

  17. Thank you so much for this post I had no idea when half these comment threads were on! Xx

    Itsallzara.blogspot.co.uk

  18. This is so useful. I need to save that list you made! I have started making an effort in twitter chats and from your blog post I am super excited to try out comment threads more. This is my first one!
    Great post!
    Emily x

  19. Thank you for this, Jenny! I’ve now jotted all these down and I’m ready to get commenting on so many blogs! xx

  20. Love that the first post I discover via my first ever comment thread is one about comment threads, ha! Screenshotted your very helpful list, if I come across any you haven’t included I’ll be sure to let you know x

  21. Ivery done a few chats before and finally did my first comment thread and I love it. Thank you for your handy guide on when they are too!

    Chloe x
    Thengguidetolondon.blogspot.co.uk

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