Here’s a quote we say often in our house. I would love to visit your site and comment on your post, but keep in mind these 3 things:
Try not to exceed 300 words on one post – people skip over them or just hit the like button without reading. Break a story into short series of posts.
If someone takes time to comment on your blog, be courteous and visit their site and comment on one of their posts. It’s a give-n-take. It’s not all about you. REPEAT – it’s not all about you. (unless you are a celebrity)
STOP scrolling down the WordPress Reader tab – category of pages and hitting the “like” button on all of the posts listed without opening & reading them, with the only intention to market your site. Most of us are WISE to this lazy action. STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT. I’m going to start calling these people out by blog name. I hate to break it to you, what you have to say is not more special than anyone else, probably not unique, it can potentially be written more cleverly, but still saying the same thing. Let’s be honest, most of the truly TALENTED WRITERS are already published and probably not wasting their time in the slums of WordPress. And if you are fortunate to have a huge following, then select a handful of blogs a day to purposely read and comment. Keep in mind, readers are a fickle lot and your large fanbase could dwindle in a heart beat.