I recently asked on Facebook if anyone has any burning questions about setting up a blog, maintaining a blog and making money blogging (or via other methods like selling a product, consulting, etc.). Feel free to go over and add your question and read what others are asking!
How [do I] get more readers to comment? I don't make money off of my blog, it's more of a community service. When I meet people in person and they express their gratitude I thank them and tell them to comment more to keep me motivated to keep going.
Here are some ways I encourage others to comment:
- Share something personal. There's something about vulnerability that makes others respond.
- Ask a question. Be sure to always ask a question at the end of your posts even if it's a simple "What would you do?" or "What's your best tip?"
- Interact. I've found that people are much more likely to comment if they see that I reply to comments.
- Don't have all the answers. If you write a post about a topic, offer some good information but don't exhaust it. Leave space for others to chime in. Sorta like this post…
What are your tips? What are some other ways to get people to comment?