How to get more comments for your blogs
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Written by
Myne Whitman
July 2011
Contributor
Written by
Myne Whitman
July 2011

You can read the first part HERE where I list the first rule as leaving comments on other people's blogs. Making your posts interesting,  ensuring your comment system works, and removing the word verification will also go a long way. More things you could do include;

Respond to your own comments. Blogger makes this a bit hard for us but I think it's only polite, especially when someone asks you a question. I personally go back when I've asked a question on a blog to check if the blogger responded and I try to do it on my blog. In fact, I put in comment moderation on my older posts so I can check and respond if necessary. 

Cut your posts short. I'm still learning on this one. Being the novel writer I am, please forgive any lapses if I tend to go on and on, lol. But hey, when I start sharing my new WIP, I won't apologize o so be warned. Some use the long post alert at the beginning of their posts and that can be helpful.  I then know to come back for it depending on whether the topic seems interesting or not.

Put a question of the day. This is like a call to action, and most of us respond very instinctively. The question should be related and summarize your post for those who are in a hurry, like me when I'm on my blog rounds. They also help the reader to gather their thoughts as they start to comment.

Make rules for Blogfests/ Memes/ Giveaways less difficult. I may have been a victim of these since I do a lot of such posts. The truth is that as much as we love blogging and giveaways, it can become a chore. Like when a blogger asks you to leave a FB status, tweet, write a blog, and then bring ten people to follow them and comment on their giveaway post, all for a $5 Amazon card. Hello? LOL...the easiest giveaway rule is to ask those interested to leave a comment. 

Put some commentary on your picture posts. I learnt this the hard way. I love taking pictures and I decided to share them with my blog readers over the weekends. I had to review this when I observed that while traffic did not drop, I was getting less than 10 comments on the posts. Interestingly, things improved when I added some commentary, either at the beginning, the end, or in between for each picture. 

And so we come to the end of today's post. Not too long I hope? Do you have any other pointers?

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Comments
  • Liz Shaw

    Thanks, Myne!

  • Myne Whitman

    http://www.mynewhitmanwrites.com/2011/06/notice-me-or-i-die.html

     

    Hi Liz, above is a link to a post I made on my blog. You can also check out other posts under blogging tips category. 

  • Liz Shaw

    I'm just getting started with my blog, Myne. Do you have a post about how to find the best ways to promote your writing blog?

  • Myne Whitman

    Thank you Claire, I'll be checking out your blog too.

  • Claire McAlpine

    Definitely just starting out, so interesting to read about what you have learned as you navigate the blogging highway.

     

    Thanks for sharing, you can visit My Blog here.  If that doesn't work, its http://clairemca.wordpress.com

    That's something I have to figure out, the link through!

     

    Good luck with your writing projects,  Claire