Commenting is a great thing. It shows you what your visitors think of your blog’s content. It’s always an uplifting feeling to read you’re feedbacks. But if you don’t get any, then your motivational level will drop and maybe you will stop writing articles and maybe… you will stop blogging. So to prevent this from happening, here are 5 tips to get more comments for your blog.
Encourage people to comment
Under every post tell the user to share his/her thoughts. This is the simplest and probably the most affective way to double or triple your comments. Just think rationally. How tempting is it to write one or two sentences after a bold text saying “Share your thoughts”? Trust me very,very tempting.
Let everyone to comment
If you don’t allow everybody to give a feedback, then your comment number will drop drastically. So don’t limit the circle of commenters. Imagine, if you wouldn’t have a Twitter/Facebook account or an Open ID, how “poor” would you be in the online world. You wouldn’t be able to do loads of things. So encourage those people who don’t have these accounts to comment, by letting them to comment. It’s that easy.
React to every comment
Everyone likes to start a conversation or to discuss a viewpoint. Replying is a great feature. You can reply to almost anyone, anywhere. So get out there and start replying.
Place a Top commenters or a Recent comments widget on your site
Put a this kind of widget on your blog. It will encourage the readers, because they will receive a link to their website in the widget. Link means traffic. Traffic means money. Of course this is useful for you as well, because to get a good position in the Top Commenters bit, the visitors have to comment much.
Enable Your Blog With ComLuv
ComLuv Network is a great community of bloggers. It is an excellent form to reward your commenters by giving them something back to every comment they leave. ComLuv compels your visitors to come back and visit your blog more often by automatically adding a link to their latest blog post at the end of their comment.
Remember, if you receive more comments, then your guest writers will want to write more and more for your blog, because of the reasons above.