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Do your posts look like a ghost town? Would you like to know how to get more comments on your blog post? Here are three techniques to get y...
Do your posts look like a ghost town? Would you like to know how to get more comments on your blog post? Here are three techniques to get your audience to interact with you.
It is important to regularly write new content for your blog, but the key to success actually depends on one factor: the engagement of your audience. That is, how faithful your readers are and how winning your entries are.
Have you ever entered a blog or website that looks like a ghost town: no comments, no likes, no tweets? Maybe I just described your own blog. But that's about to change. There are three simple ways to get readers to comment on your blog posts:
1. Take a positionBoring content will always generate zero comments. That's why you should make sure you take a position on your blog. Do not be afraid to post content that could shake things in your industry. Never be dull or too sweet. You have to say "This is my stance. This is what I think". And then ask the readers: "Do you agree?"
People who agree with you will be your greatest advocates, your most loyal readers and those who comment on your blog. And when your entries are written with tact, those who do not necessarily agree with you can also join in the conversation and debate ideas.
2. Ask readers a questionAt least once every two weeks, I literally put a question to my readers and ask them to respond in the comments section. Here are some examples of what I have asked:
- What kind of articles would you like me to do?
- I'm going to interview some experts. Who would like to read your opinion?
- If you could choose a single book to take with you to a desert island, what would it be and why?
You'd be surprised how many comments you can receive from a post like that. And if they respond only once, they are more likely to continue responding. People just need a little push to write the first comment.
Also read: How to Become a Blog Commenting Superstar
3. Thank your commentatorsOnce you start to receive comments, join them. The easiest way to do this is simply by responding to them.
If Martin says, "Great article Jane!" Be sure to thank him for your support with a quick response. There is nothing worse than being ignored and a small thank you is a good way to avoid it.
It might take time to start gaining traction. Do not get frustrated. It always takes time to get consistent comments on a blog. But before you know it, your audience will have grown, and that's when the magic happens.