This article is guest posted by Stephen O’Neill
You take pride in informing others that you own a blog but the what irritates you is that none of the posts that you have made managed to draw a single comment, save those unfrequented occasions when you find your posts getting flooded with spam. Now screaming at the sky would not change the situation.
The only consolation is that you are not the only blogger in the universe who is having this tricky issue; some reputed bloggers have faced the same situation until they found out the secrets of getting more comments. Here we are going to uncover some so called secrets of getting more comments so that you would not have to stare blank at the posts that you have summed up with painstaking efforts:
Adding a certain dose of controversy is not going to cost you anything. But it may help you draw a little bit of extra attention of people around. The truth of the matter is that everyone loves controversy, and for good or evil, we need it time to time to get the conversation going.
So, if you want to make people talk about your post or say something against someone’s views, do not miss out on this opportunity. Try to hit hard on a general topic and then put on your thinking cap and try to draw out something really controversial. And you have done it! Congratulation, now see the flood of comments in the next few hours.
Bring Out Your Best
Be honest with whatever you are going to write. Ask yourself these questions. Would you mind commenting on this post if you were a general visitor? Or would you bounce back after reading first few sentences? If the answers are affirmative, you need to do a little bit of research. Take your time until you come up with something really awesome. The post should have every semblance of a great post otherwise people would not care a straw to post in it.
Try to participate in other blogs and forums. And whenever possible post links of your website therein but do not stretch the limit to extreme. Of course I am not asking you spamming other blogs but it is not something sacrilegious to post relevant links in other’s blog. If your posts are of good quality, people will come to your website and comments will soon follow.
Do Not Finish It All
Do not draw a conclusion. If you are doing so, you are just leaving little room for others to post their valuable comments. So, leave posts unfinished as it will inspire others to post their feedbacks and thus, comments will be pouring in to your blog. And do not participate in the discussion all the time. Let the visitors discuss things themselves.
Ask A Question
This is a common practice so; you should not focus too much on it. Try other methods along with it if you are to get the best return. Ending with a question may have the dramatic effect but that does not mean that you will overdo it. Try to keep things simple and you will see a steady rise in the number of comments.
If you can follow these, you are sure to see some significant difference. Good luck.
Stephen O’Neill is a passionate writer and he has written different article on web design, online marketing and SEO. He is equally enthusiastic about latest gadgets.