Simple Tips to Get More Comments on your Blog

This is a guest article written by Michael Scottsdale. If you wish to write one for us, then check out this page for guidelines - Write For Us. Are you having problems getting people to comment on your blog posts? It’s either your comment box isn’t working (which is highly unlikely) or you’re not hitting the right buttons. One of the most ignored ways of building steady readership on a blog is through the use of comment box.
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There’s simply no better way of gauging your blog’s health than by measuring the actual number of people who are not only reading your articles, but are actually providing comments and feedback. Below mentioned are few tips which might get your comment box going...

1. ASKING QUESTIONS
Good quality articles should be informative. But if it fails to tickle your reader’s imagination or leave them no avenue for questioning then your article has only been successful in educating which is good if you’re posting it on Wikipedia.

Asking questions at the end of the article is the most direct way of soliciting your reader’s comments or feedback. These should be easy to answer but refrain from using questions that could be answered by yes or no. Open ended questions offer your readers helps your readers express themselves more freely and is fosters a healthy environment for discussion.

2. QUALITY CONTENT
Everything starts with great content. Write on topics you feel strongly about or trending topics that elicit your reader’s opinions. However, this should be in line with your niche and placing political issues on a food blog is not a good idea.

Again, a little bit of creativity and research would help you come up with an interesting topic. Food blogs for example could talk about controversial diet programs or food cuisines that are entirely alien to their readers. The possibilities are limitless and only your imagination could stop you with coming up with a good topic. 

3. BEING PROACTIVE 
The best way to get the ball rolling is to open with your own comment. You could end the article with a question or immediately post a comment after the article giving your personal opinion on the subject. Other methods include sending emails to your readers informing them about the latest blog post and asking them how they feel about it.

4. MAKE COMMENTING EASY
Most of the websites that offer a comment box require readers to log in their personal information which could be a bit of a drag if you’re only planning to place a few words or phrases. Some blogs even oblige people to become fans or join the website before allowing them to comment.

Comments and feedbacks give you a deeper insight into what type of audience is reading your blogs. This is why making it easier for people to place their comments gives you a better look into what type of writing works for your blog. A simple opt-in box asking them their email address and user name is a good way of making commenting easier while protecting your blog from spam comments.

5. MAKE IT MORE REWARDING
Taking a hint from forums, making commenting worthwhile helps generate added interest among your readers. This could be done by allowing them to include links or a signature on their comments. Creating a top list of commenter’s and displaying it at the side bar for example is a wonderful way of showing that you appreciate and acknowledge their efforts. A personal email helps build trust and forge stronger relationships with readers.

6. COMMENT ON OTHER BLOGS
Another way of inviting people to write comments on your blogs and drive traffic is to become an active commenter yourself. Sharing your ideas with other blog owners and inviting them to visit and comment on your blog helps build stronger relationship with fellow bloggers.

So, let’s get the comment box working! Any more tricks to share?

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AJ said on September 9, 2011 at 2:50 AM :

Nice post, I just found it on Blog Engage. I think you've covered the big ones! I definitely think that being proactive is one of the best things you can do, but it must be done in the right way. If you just stick in a question to the end of every single post, it might not work and could even reflect poorly on your blog. I think that getting the ball rolling and commenting on other blogs is a great way to jump-start the process.

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Raj said on September 9, 2011 at 9:54 PM :

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I used to allow readers to leave a few words of comment but unfortunately was forced to close it due to the annoyance of spam comments by bots.

After reading this article, I do agree with you that comments are indeed very important. I will re-open my comment box and think of a way to handle the spams.

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