Can you comment in the wrong manner even if you do not spam? Maybe not wrong, but unproductive. Most people visit blogs here and there and comment one day, then visit off somewhere else another day. This is the drive-by approach to commenting. There is a better way, though. The community way.
Focus your energy on building a community with yourself as the hub and all the other blogs in your niche as the spokes. This way takes longer, but ultimately delivers a much better result. There are five phases to this approach. First, identify the other blogs in your niche. Second, become a familiar face around them. Third, attempt to get as many of them as possible to install the CommentLuv plugin . Fourth, visit these blogs on a frequent basis and leave pertinent comments. Five, reap the benefits of community versus drive-by commenting.
Find your Niche
The first part is as simple as running a Google search on your niche term. For example, my niche is vegetable gardening. That returns a huge number of responses, and the top ones are not blogs but publishers like eHow.com, Suite101.com, and the such. However, I can specify blogs by clicking that term on the side of the Google results page. That is much better. Real blogs I can comment on. Now, specify 50 results per page. At the bottom of the page, you can funnel this search feed into Google Reader or whatever you use to read RSS or Atom files. This is your data source for the next phase of building your community.
Pick the right blogs
Now, each day pick ten blogs to explore. Some are easily discarded as little more than one page billboards. The others, however, have good content and are interesting to read. Do not be concerned if traffic is low. Quality is the key. Visit the quality sites daily. Read their posts. Comment, but only if you can add quality to the conversation. Whatever you do, no advertising! This is crucial. The goal is to become a familiar face that people accept as someone who comments only when they are adding something. If the site is