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  1. A Cup of Wonderland
    March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

    Completely agree with all your do’s and don’t of blog commenting. Especially on having something authentic to say and genuine because I always feel guilty if I leave just a generic comment. Thank you for also providing Rebecca’s list on blogging chats because I love partaking in them and finding new blogs to follow!

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    • Lena Dee
      March 15, 2018 @ 2:53 pm

      Aww you’re welcome! Glad I could be of some help lovely โ˜บ

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  2. Jenni
    March 1, 2018 @ 6:19 pm

    I love leaving comments on blogs because I remember when I never got any comments on my blog and how it felt like talking to myself week after week. Comments are like smiles, they brighten up a day :)! Hope you have a lovely day Lenaโค

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    • Lena Dee
      March 15, 2018 @ 2:51 pm

      Ohhh this is such a great reference Jen! You’re absolutely right, when I first started I never thought I’d get this many comments nor was I sure if people would really like my blog & content. So I def go around trying to comment on posts when I can, esp when I see it’s good stuff and have zero comments! Thank you Jen & I hope you’ve been well too ๐Ÿ™‚ โ˜บ

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  3. Sophie
    March 1, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

    What a great post! Blog comments mean so much to me as a blogger so I definitely always make an effort to comment on posts that I’ve loved reading from other bloggers! So nice to share the love – https://sophiehearts.net x

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    • Lena Dee
      March 15, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

      Thank you Sophie! It really is nice to share the love!โ˜บ

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  4. Bexa
    March 1, 2018 @ 6:47 pm

    This is such a brilliant post Lena! ๐Ÿ’– I love reading and commenting on others blogs, itโ€™s surprising all the new stuff you can learn! I agree with all the advice, genuine thoughtful comments always mean so much. I know you always leave me the loveliest comments so thank you for that ๐Ÿ˜ I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 15, 2018 @ 2:45 pm

      Awww yay! Thanks Bex Bex!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– It is quite amazing the amount of stuff you learn from others. And you’re right nothing beats authenticity, I always look forward to mine, thank you esp for always leaving the kindest words! & You’re welcome babe!โ˜บ

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  5. Christina Marie
    March 1, 2018 @ 6:58 pm

    Amazing post Lena! I have been seeing you on Twitter and cannot applaud your views enough! I love to take the time to actually read and do my best to leave a comment that helps the particular blogger feel good, even just for a moment. I never expect them to return the favor. I even feel guilty if they tell me they are going to my blog to leave me one. I love supporting my fellow bloggers – no matter where they are ranked. Thank you for sharing this post. Keep up the great work!

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 3:58 pm

      Why thank you Christina!๐Ÿ’– That’s quite kind of you, sometimes a moment is all you need to make it memorable. I agree, when I see someone reply to my comment stating they’re going to return the love, I’m in my head like “Oh, no! I hope they didn’t think I did it for a comment back”
      Thank you so much for such an encouraging comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. sharnah baptiste
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:09 pm

    loved reading this, it has been annoying me recently when people comment something half arsed on your post which doesn’t even prove that they have actually read it, do you know what i mean? I agree with you, if you cannot think of something to comment then just like and move on, I have done this before, i read a makeup post i couldn’t relate to but still wanted to give the blogger some support so i just liked it. I cannot believe some sources tell you not to comment on posts if its not relevant that’s so mean!! x

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

      Yes! Ahah I know exactly what you mean and it annoys me when it isn’t even my post. If I like a post I go through comments to see if I can add to the discussion and it’s super annoying to see some of the “link dropping” comments I see. I know that must’ve disappointed the blogger behind the post. And yes babe! Some big sites forget what it’s like to start off small.

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  7. Ashleigh Hitter
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:10 pm

    Leaving comments on blog posts is something I always forget to do, but this year I’m making a conscious effort to spread the love, because I love it when someone comments on my post.

    Ashleigh x

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

      That’s lovely Ashleigh! It’s always mega awesome when you can be supportive in return ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Sophie
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:12 pm

    I love this!! SEO should never be a consideration when commenting! And you’re totally right, there’s nothing more irritating than ‘Great post’ followed by nothing else just to try and get a view. This is a..erm…great post…x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:40 pm

      Ahaha you’re quite funny Sophie, it’s okay, I know your “Great Post” is filled with love โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. Melanie
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:20 pm

    Fab post as always Lena โค๏ธ I love reading and commenting on others blogs and if Iโ€™m lucky enough to get some in return thatโ€™s fab, if not thatโ€™s fine by me. I would love to have more time to read and comment but I do try my hardest to cram some in when the little one is in bed in the evening !!!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

      Thank you Mel!โ˜บโค You’re quite a lovely person & even more awesome Mom! I think mommy bloggers are super heroes and you guys do a great job! xx

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  10. Rosie
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

    Iโ€™m so happy youโ€™ve written this post. I generally have an aim of commenting on ten posts a day and sharing as many as I can using my hash tags #loverosieeshares
    Youโ€™re right tho, I dislike receiving beggy comments or two word ones!
    Rosie

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

      Oh my that’s such a lovely thing to do Rosie! I must definitely check out your hashtag and discover some of the blogs you like ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Dominique
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:46 pm

    I actually come from a Twitter chat to your blog! I love those threads as they can provide so many different blogposts all in one. I totally agree with you that commenting shouldn’t be done from a ‘f4f’ point of view (what’s the fun of that? Both for the blogger as the commenter?). I’m actually somewhat ‘new’ to commenting as I lived most my life as a blogger within a cocoon -and wondered why no one cared for my posts. Well, because I never showed any care for anyone else’s blogposts! Reading and commenting on others’ blogposts can actually be really inspiring. I’m try to do it more often!

    Love,
    Dominique

    http://www.fashionedbypluche.blogspot.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 1:05 pm

      Aww I’m glad we’ve encountered each other via chats, it proves just how helpful they can be. I completely understand what you mean, it really is inspiring to see the comments that are left behind or simply to hear other’s point of views and be supportive of each other. I’m still relatively new in my eyes & I’m always glad when I can leave a sweet note behind on someone’s post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Alys
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:54 pm

    This is such a wonderful post! I totally agree with all the things you’ve said, commenting should always primarily be because you want to show another blogger support and give them your thoughts on their content. We all know how great it feels to come back to something we’ve worked hard to write and see a list of comments from people who have taken the time to say something nice!
    Alys xx
    http://www.alysjournals.wordpress.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

      Precisely Alys! It’s such a wonderful feeling, not the validation that someone else agrees with what you say but that they appreciate your work enough to leave a personal note. I think it’s one of my fave things about blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Holly
    March 1, 2018 @ 8:58 pm

    I love commenting on peopleโ€™s blogs as I often have a lot to say aha! I often only leave comments on those posts that have got me thinking or intrigued me or I feel I can add to the topic of the post.

    I like to post my website on peopleโ€™s blogs but only because I would like people to do the same on mine. Iโ€™m nosy and like to engage properly with my readers. If theyโ€™re a blogger too I want to know what they like to write about.

    Much love
    Holly

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

      That’s lovely Holly and lol I think most bloggers are nosy, you’re always intrigued to know more whether it’s about the person behind the blog or the content they write. It’s always awesome when you can add to the topic at hand ๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. Lucy Creber
    March 1, 2018 @ 9:15 pm

    I love the commenting etiquette! This blogpost is very enlightening and is so good for my anxiety! I was so worried I was doing the commenting wrong due to either no comments back or acknowledgement. Good to know I wasnโ€™t being too pushy! โ˜บ๏ธ

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 12:46 pm

      You’re doing great sweetie! Commenting is all about enjoying someone’s post and allowing yourself to be nice enough to leave them a little note of encouragement โ˜บ

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  15. Lisa McLachlan
    March 1, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

    I love reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts, I think if someone has taken time and effort to write and post something and I enjoy or learn something then I should let them know. Similarly, if someone leaves a comment on one of my posts it really lifts me because I feel like I’ve made a connection. SEO is a happy by product of course but it’s not the reason I comment. It’s about sharing the love ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 12:40 pm

      That’s lovely Lisa! I know you love reading and commenting, you’ve always been super supportive and I always enjoy reading your comments โ˜บ

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  16. Cally
    March 1, 2018 @ 10:37 pm

    This is such a great post Lena! I love leaving comments on people’s posts and I love it when people make an effort with the comments they leave on mine! In particular, I love reading your comments, you’re always so sweet and they really make my day and I hope mine do the same for someone else as well!
    Love, Cally x
    http://www.lovecally.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 3:30 am

      Oh Cally! You’re such a sweetheart, I most definitely know that you make someone’s day with your lovely comments because you always make my day! I’m glad you appreciate those I leave for you xx โ˜บ

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  17. Jessica
    March 2, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

    How do you always produce such handy and fun posts all the time? You’re a force to be reckoned with girl and I love it! โ™ก Totally agree that blog commenting is a huge help to connect with your audience and make new friends. There’s no better feeling than when someone puts a little bit of time and effort into leaving a thoughtful comment if they like your content – it’s such a high ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great post, as always, keep smashing it Lena xo

    Jessica | jessinwonderland.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 3:23 am

      Aww Jess! This is such a sweet comment and I’m totally sitting here blushing, you’ve really just brightened up my night with your kind words โ˜บ And yes the connection with your audience through commenting and being supportive is amazing. Keep being awesome yourself! xx <3

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  18. Paolo
    March 2, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

    Some good advice right there. There’s good ways and bad ways to comment as you mentioned. Genuine comments are always welcomed by bloggers. Always nice to know someone there appreciates your work ๐Ÿ˜

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 3:11 am

      Exactly Paolo! It is quite heart felt and can put a smile on your face ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Katie
    March 2, 2018 @ 4:52 pm

    Hi Lena,

    Such a useful post – and so true!

    I only comment on other people’s blogs if I have something interesting and relevant to say ๐Ÿ™‚

    There are too many bloggers nowadays just commenting for the sake of commenting or to spam a few links.

    It’s all about sharing the love if you really appreciate and enjoy a post, in my opinion!

    Also, I wish I could comment on other people’s stuff more, but life gets in the way ๐Ÿ™

    Keep up the great content!

    Katie | http://www.katiekat.co.uk

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 3:09 am

      Thank for the encouragement Katie, it’s truly appreciated! โ˜บโ˜บ And yes life can be such a drag so when I do get to leave comments I try to make sure they count and can be constructive ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks again for being lovely!

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  20. Zoe
    March 2, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

    Great post, I really like leaving blog comments and discovering new blogs at the same time. Engagement and chatting to new people is why I do it!
    Zoe x

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:49 am

      Lovely Zoe, I’m glad you enjoy doing it!๐Ÿ˜

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  21. Tania
    March 3, 2018 @ 1:20 pm

    I loved reading this. Getting a new comment is like getting a hand written letter in the mail… especially when it’s one that has related to the content.
    I’m totally in the learning curve and this makes total sense!

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:47 am

      I’m glad you found this post helpful Tania…Best wishes โ˜บ

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  22. Jazmin Heaven
    March 3, 2018 @ 7:22 pm

    This is a really good post and was interesting! Iโ€™ve got to be honest, I just comment on anything Iโ€™ve read and have something to say about! Itโ€™s true that itโ€™s annoying when people leave comments purely to promote their own content. It always feels good when people engage with your content, so itโ€™s nice to engage with others!!

    Jazmin xx

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:40 am

      That’s quite lovely & you’re absolutely correct it does feel good having genuine engagement! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Lauren
    March 3, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post. This post is super helpful and definitely will be using some of these tips xx

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:33 am

      You’re welcome, glad I could help! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Jess
    March 3, 2018 @ 7:49 pm

    Love this post! I would never want someone to be commenting on my content just to promote their own blog. I absolutely love joining in with comment threads on Twitter and showing other bloggers some support I think it’s so important!

    Jess xx

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:32 am

      Sadly people do this and it takes the fun out of a comment thread. I’m glad you’re such a lovely and supportive person, I’m sure all your comments on such threads are well appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. Perrine
    March 3, 2018 @ 9:10 pm

    Loved this post! Well said! I hate people that only comment “nice pics” when part of a comment thread.. I mean it’s nice to hear but it’s irrelevant.. I prefer no comment than “comments for comments” kind of comments (that was hard to say lol). And who is the d*ck head that advised not to comment on small/new blogs?! That’s just pure stupidity!

    PS: We deleted the Corinne & Kirsty blog & Twitter account, and I’m running the comment thread with my own account (@olabanana_) on Tuesdays & Wednesday now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:29 am

      Lol you’ve said quite the tongue twister there! But your point is quite valid nonetheless…And ahaha I’ve found such “advice” in verified big site and forums like Quora actually and it made me so enraged to see they were having such a selfish take on blog commenting.

      Also I’ve figured it out recently, I wish both of you the best of luck on your separate journeys xx โ˜บ

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  26. What Corinne Did
    March 5, 2018 @ 5:08 pm

    Such a great post! And you are absolutely right! Commenting is a great way to reach a new audience but also to increase our DA and improve your SEO. Your name is everywhere! How annoying are generic comments or comments proving that the people has not red what you wrote? xx corinne

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:26 am

      Ikr it’s just annoying but disheartening because it makes you feel like your content is worth a sincere comment. I think the DA point you made is actually quite a good point, thank you xx โ˜บ

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  27. Rebecca
    March 5, 2018 @ 5:13 pm

    I love reading comments on my blog – it often brightens my day! I don’t see commenting on others posts as a way to help my blog, but as a way to support others and show my appreciation for their posts! Most people love reading people’s views on their posts. It’s a little like a teacher marking your work and saying ‘well done’!

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:23 am

      Lol that teacher analogy is a nice way to look at it! I’m sure your support is more than appreciated xx

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  28. The ENCHANTING WHISPERS
    March 5, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

    I totally agree with you in all ways … It really feels nice when we stumble on a genuine comment and I love to communicate with genuine people who too loves to connect ..And thnk you for sharing some do’s and dont’s because new bloggers actually need this , even I felt the need of it in the starting days of my blog …

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:20 am

      You’re welcome lovely! It feel awesome connecting with other through things as simple as blog commenting, you’re most welcome and I’m glad it has been helpful for you! โ˜บ

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  29. Megan
    March 5, 2018 @ 9:08 pm

    Love this! Receiving comments and knowing that people have thought my writing was worth taking the time out of their days to tell me they enjoyed it is the best feeling! I’d choose comments over stats every day! Xx

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    • Lena Dee
      March 11, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

      Ikr! It’s such an amazing feeling and can really boost you on your low days! โ˜บ

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  30. Raquel โ”‚ One Bad Madre
    March 6, 2018 @ 6:58 pm

    I recently added blog commenting to my to-do list and was wondering if it would be worth the time so I’m glad I came across this post. I guess I better get to work!

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    • Lena Dee
      March 11, 2018 @ 10:26 pm

      I’m glad this helped you! Commenting on someone else’s work is always worthwhile ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. Cheyenne
    March 7, 2018 @ 5:04 am

    I completely agree with you on this. I love leaving comments, especially on a post I can relate to. If I don’t relate much I’ll just simply like it to show them that I did read it and that it is good content in general. Btw, I always love your comments.

    Xo Cheyenne // notsofaux.com

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    • Lena Dee
      March 11, 2018 @ 10:15 pm

      I agree it’s fabulous to acknowledge someone’s work! Awww I’m glad you enjoy my comments babe, I really appreciate yours too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  32. Skyler
    March 8, 2018 @ 1:14 am

    Lena, I’m new to the blogging world and diving head first into the blogging community. I think you are completely right! Commenting should be about how meaningful and helpful the post was to the reader/fellow-blogger. An I’m glad I finally found a post that addresses how you should comment on other people’s blogs! I’ll definitely be taking your advice when it comes to Do’s and Don’ts. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Lena Dee
      March 11, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

      Hi there Skyler! I hope you’re enjoying your blogging journey so far…I’m glad you found this post useful. Best wishes xx ๐Ÿ˜€

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  33. Lisa Dimaline
    March 11, 2018 @ 9:08 pm

    Love leaving comments and sprinkling them all the time not just comment swaps sometimes I remember to add a signature sometimes not! ๐Ÿ˜Š Fabulous Post as always Lena we love to Share the Love ๐Ÿ’—

    Lisa
    https://TVAddict2017.blog (remembered this time ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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    • Lena Dee
      March 12, 2018 @ 2:05 am

      Awww That’s lovely Lisa! We do love to share the love ๐Ÿ’— Lol I glad you remembered the sig this time tehe xx

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  34. Lisa McLachlan
    March 14, 2018 @ 9:58 am

    This is such a fabulous post, Lena! You are so right, blog commenting is first and foremost a way to show support to fellow bloggers. Anything else that may or may not come out of that is a bonus but it’s not the reason we comment. I love blog comment swaps for this reason, I tend to find the bloggers I love following all in one place so it’s easy for me to read and comment on their blogs. And I try very hard to return the love to anyone who comments on my blogs outside of the swaps (1) because it’s good manners and (2) I often find new bloggers with fab new content. Sorry to ramble on but THIS IS A GREAT POST (haha!) xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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  35. Karlita
    March 19, 2018 @ 7:19 pm

    Thank you for this Lena. This is very helpful. This could be similar to blog hopping and commenting to blogs is a great way to have a relationship to our fellow bloggers whatever content or topic they have on their blog. Within two months of blogging, I met amazing people by just commenting! Great post babe! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I think I should learn and take your advice to put a signature.๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’—

    Karlita | taleoutloud.wordpress.com

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