How to get Hundreds of CommentsAuthor: Jacqueline~ | Filed under: Best Blog Posts 2011, Challenges 2011
Are you a blogger? Do see that there are lots of people coming to your blog but no one is commenting? I think I have a pretty good solution to this problem! There are many ways to increase the number of comments you are getting from people all over the world. Here are just a few ways that could help.
- If you want people to comment on your blog you have to comment on other people’s blogs. Just make sure that your comments aren’t just, I really like your blog come visit mine at… You have to write something that will make the other blogger want to come visit and comment on your blog.
- If you already know that you are getting visitors but they just aren’t commenting on any posts, make sure that you have at least one image in your post that connects back to the post. You should also try to start your post with an interesting title to catch your reader’s attention. Even your first sentence has something to do with commenting! If you don’t have an interesting leading sentence your visitors may not actually read the post. For some ideas on how to make great leading sentences visit my post from last year here.
- To get those comments flowing you also want to have high quality posts that have lots of information about the topic and are fun to read. You also don’t want your posts to be too short or too long because either way the viewer won’t want to comment. You want your posts to be just the right length for the topic. For instance if you were writing a post about Christmas you wouldn’t want the post to be too short and only say that you are very excited about Christmas and all the food. Try to add something about the history of Christmas or some fun facts! If your post is super long and kind of drowns on about nothing the reader probably won’t want to read the whole thing and won’t want to comment if they had read the whole post. Just make sure that the size of the post fits with the topic because some topics don’t need a super long post and some topics should have a very short post.
- Another way to get more comments is by adding links to other people’s blogs and posts. The bloggers that you mentioned will see that you have put a link to their blog and will visit and maybe even post a comment on your blog!
There are many more ways that you can get more people to comment on your blog but those were just a few. But commenting on other people’s blogs is a really big thing to remember because that is one of the best ways to get people to comment. Last year I wrote a page about how to make a great comment, if you would like to learn how the link is here. Another thing you must always remember is your title and the picture that you put in your post because that is what viewer’s see first. Make sure that it all relates to the post! I hope that you found these tips helpful! If you have anymore please leave a comment to tell me them and leave your blog URL so I can visit it.
This has been CHALLENGE 8
The commenting image is from miss miah on FlickrCC