Commenting on blogs to increase backlinks to your blog is nothing new. People have left comments on blogs for this very reason for, well, just about as long as blogging has been around. Unfortunately, due to bad blogging advice, automated blog commenting software, and leaving the wrong comments on the wrong blogs – leaving comments on blogs to increase backlinks is quickly becoming a dead practice.
On the other hand, I say this with a sheepish smile, since Blogs are free, I set up another blog in Google for my family and friends where I simply post pictures of the family and news about them. This I have no need to be picked up by web search engines, and just pass out the URL to my kids and close friends. Which is another way to use blogs.
Look at my pictures have become embedded in the collective psyche of the modern world as an acceptable medium of communication. It would be uncommon to find someone these days who do not know what a blog is all about?
Define your blog theme. This is a bit vague, because it shouldn’t be too broad or too narrow. It’s very difficult to outline the borders here, but you can use the number of categories as a rule of thumb. You see, you can’t cover all topics in one blog. So if you’re about to add a new category that is somewhat unrelated, think about it. Maybe it’s just better to start a new blog.
And if you just want to write your diary and private thoughts down, then go for the blog as well. Just be aware you may end up being surprised at how many people will read those thoughts.
You are also required to think about other important tasks such as updating plugins for all of your web logs. Although it may be not a difficult task but having to do it for dozens of blogs, one by one, is really a stressful toil. You may also have to deal with people who comment on your blog posts. In this case, before answering any comments, it is necessary for you to distinguish first which are the real ones and which are posted by spammers.
Buying backlinks, unless it is a service that hand submits those comments and as I described, is a big waste of your hard-earned money. Whether you pay someone to use it or you use it yourself, automated blogging software is another waste of time and money. Also, leaving the wrong type of comments on the wrong type of blogs will do you more harm than good.