etting blog comments on your site is always a good indication that the blog reader is involved in what it is you are posting about. Good bad or indifferent this is a good barometer that your blog posting is not a wasted effort. The interactivity of your readers is even more important if you are running a home business blog.
Through their comments you can get valuable feedback to help you become one of the most popular blogs in your selected niche.
Now that we have established the importance of the participation of any site visitors to your blog just how do we go about increasing this needed and wanted interactivity?
Here are 7 suggestions to keep in mind to help increase the number of comments you get on your blog.
Spice Up Your Blog Entries
Don’t be afraid to stir up your readers with a controversial blog entry. Postings like this stimulate both the intellect and the emotions so you should expect plenty of reactions.
You Don’t Ask You Don’t Get
Always remember to ask for feedback or suggestions from your readers. Actively invite or encourage them to participate. In this way you are simply reminding them to leave comments and that it is OK. Try to make this a habit.
If the comment warrants a response always reply and don’t take criticism personally since it is only going to help you improve upon your blogging.
At the least be sure to thank people for their comments.
Personalize Your Responses
When replying to comments remember to use the commentators name to create more of a sense on familiarity with them. You now seem more like you are speaking directly to them, which by the way you are.
It stands to reason that the more you post on your site the more reactions you are going to initiate from your blog readers.
Monitor and Respond Regularly
Do your best at monitoring and responding to comments in a timely fashion whenever possible.
A Simple Thank You
As we mentioned above if nothing more thank your readers for their comments and let them know you appreciate each and every one. This type of positive reinforcement will encourage them to leave more.
Receiving blog comments not only indicate how well you have stimulated your blog reader but also give you the opportunity to receive valuable feedback. Any comments responding to your blog posting by site visitors will usually indicate their satisfaction or lack thereof. Their reactions or preferences are especially critical if you operate a home business blog since it is now tied to your income. By incorporating the 7 suggestions we discussed above on a consistent basis your site should eventually become one of the more popular blogs in your niche
TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina