Commenting on a blog is something that your readers do voluntarily. They choose to do it because they want to. And what prompts their volition? Really outstanding content. It can be outstandingly good. It can be outstandingly bad. It can be outstandingly controversial. It just needs to be outstanding.
"One of the biggest worries bloggers have is the silent blog syndrome. "
- Do you have a bad comment system?
- Do you have a poor site design? If someone doesn't like your site design, sorry, but they’re not going to leave a comment.
- Do you blog as a corporate entity?
- Do you say anything original? “Being original” is really hard. You might whine and think that originality is impossible.
- Do you have a boring writing style? Great content gets shared and commented on. Boring content gets ignored.
- Do you ignore interaction? When you write a blog post, you’re starting a conversation. And, if you start a conversation, you should do the polite thing and continue that conversation.
- Do you ask for comments? There’s no shame in asking for comments.
- Do you provide something of value in your writing? When people read your content, they’re basically giving you their money.
- Do you write anything really compelling?
- Do you ever get controversial? Sometimes, you just need to say what you think and let the chips fall where they may.
What do you think of the article? Some of it doesn't pertain to me (business blog/bad comment system) just due to the nature of my blog and Weebly's main design, but I thought he had some good points.
Share what you think in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you.