I find that comments are the hardest area for bloggers and I think that it takes time for people to comment on you blog. You really have to be patient and there is no quick way of magically making people want to comment. I do however have a few tips that you can try;
- Interact with your followers – I think that this is really important, if someone has taken the time to comment you should try your best to reply to them. I know that this obviously isn’t possible so try not to judge someone if they don’t reply straight away/at all especially if there is chance they might be really busy. For instance if I have exams coming up then I might not be able to reply straight away but I do always try and reply to comments.
- Ask questions – Remember that there are people at the other side of the screen reading you blog! I always like to ask a question at the end of a post to find out what you think and what your opinions are. I think this is one of the easiest ways to engage with your readers and something that you should definitely try.
- Comment on other blogs – This is also a good way of trying to engage with others in the blogging community and some will also return the favour by commenting on yours. Not everyone will do this so it shouldn’t be expected but if someone comments on my blog and I have time then I will have a look at their blog and try and comment back.
- Leaving clickable links in comments – I’ve started trying to learn HTML and thought I’d let you know how to leave a clickable link in your comment.
<a href=”put you blog link here”>put your blog name or your name here</a>
For example mine would be <a href=”http://sheslookingatthestars.com”>She’s Looking at the Stars</a>
If you’ve been reading my Little Blogging Tips Series I would love to know what you think of them and if you’ve found them helpful. You can catch up with the rest of the series here.
*It looks like a typo in my link it should be She’s Looking at the Stars, for some reason it’s correct in the text but not when it’s viewed on the blog*