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Saturday, June 22, 2013

How To Get More Comments On Your Blog Posts?

I find it always excited to read genuine comments on my blog post. When you realize that your blog post is read by a total stranger, it gives you a heady feeling.  However, not all of our blog posts attract commentators.
Why?
How to get more comments on your blog posts?

I noticed that the most obvious way to encourage comments on blog posts is to ask for them by placing a question for discussion at the bottom of the post. Sometimes, it would appear very apt if the question is placed in the middle of the blog-what do you say?

The question for discussion should relate heavily to the subject being discussed in the blog post and should concentrate on some point you mentioned in your post that different people could have a wide variety of different opinions on.

By focusing on a question that people will have different opinions on you will find that your blog commentators will begin discussing their answers between themselves.

Another way to encourage discussion in your blog comments is to include a lot of your own opinions in your posts. Opinions tend to be highly subjective, and other people will have their own subjective opinions and will feel compelled to share them in the comments. This will lead to commentators commenting on each other's opinions and can lead to some dynamic and interesting discussions in the comment section.

Posting about controversial topics can also lead to some active discussions in the comments area of your blog. People love controversy, and love to discuss their own opinions on it. Because, controversy tends to be highly topical, you may find your blog post attracting a lot of search engine traffic from people searching for information on the subject of the controversy, or searching for a place to discuss it.

Avoid making controversial posts that are just designed to misinform and stir up trouble though, as these type of posts will just build a bad reputation for your site. A better approach is to openly play devils’ advocate on a controversial topic to encourage discussion from different viewpoints.

However, use this option occasionally only.

These are only basic guidelines. You are advised to apply your unlimited imagination in incorporating discussion material into your posts.


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