Comments are the life blood of any Article or Blog.
They are proof that we have visitors or people
who are interested in what we write. Comments also add value to our
content and let us know if we have made any mistake in presenting facts and
mostly give us an opportunity to brand
ourselves as an expert by providing answers to the questions of
those who commented. Comments are a way of communication of the visitors of our
content and also let us know if we are appreciated or not. Many time the
comments of our visitors also gives us some interesting ideas on what to write
next. But how do we get people to comment on our blogs and articles?
Here are 11 ways to get more people to comment on
the Content: Promote your
content well. You can use sites like twitter, facebook, myspace, digg etc to
get more visibility to your content. The more visibility your content has the
more are your chances to get comments.
Comments: If you ask your
visitors to content then they are more likely to leave comments on the site.
to comments: Interact with
your visitors through comments. When you respond to the questions or opinions
of those who have left comments on your content they are likely to come back
it easy to comment: Some sites
require you to log in to comment. This may discourage many visitors. At least
it has discouraged me.
Plug-ins: Plug-ins like top commentators plug-in for
Wordpress that can bring visitors to comment on your content.
Topics: If you Blog on
controversial topics then you may find comments skyrocketing because you are
going against a popular view.
Questions: Asking Questions on
your post can make your visitors to respond by way of comments.
Ended Posts: You may be an
Expert but if you leave some out some details out of the Post then your
visitors may share them by way of comments.
when you are wrong: Nobody is
perfect. Even if you are an expert you can make mistakes too. Be gracious
enough to accept it.
Reward Good comments: If you have got an idea for a Post through a
comment then give due credit to the visitor.
Have to agree with you, when I joined here I asked why no one appeared to comment and from memory too busy writing and that it did not add any benefits. I said it lifts a persons moral (writing wise). Well said and well done, Proof it works by the amount of comments already. cheers
Eileen, it does add to morale to comment! It means someone thought enough to let you know what s/he felt. In my five things that I do every day to promote my on-line career, one always involves commenting on other's blog posts or articles.
Great advice, great writing, and as mentioned, number 11 is right on the mark. :) Sometimes we take it for granted when we read a great article. We should mention to the author that his/her article stood out. Thank you for the ideas and reminders Anamika!
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Good tips and the more you comment the more likely you are to receive comments back.
It really is the way and in ending at Number 11 you put it in the circle of good writing on advice to receive comments and why.
Very informative and well written.
I make it a daily goal to read at least five articles on IB each day in addition to doing my own writing. You're definitely right in saying that reaching out to the IB community by commenting on their writing is a good way to give yourself some publicity while at the same time encouraging a writer by letting them know their stuff is being read. Thanks for the article!