3 Reasons Why Your Blog Comments Section Is a Ghost Town
Do you want more people to leave comments on your blog? If you produce quality content and don’t receive much feedback on your posts, the following might be some reasons why. But don’t worry, we’ve got tips to help make your blog more comment-friendly.
1) Too Many Barriers
Chances are people won’t comment on a blog post if it is too much of a hassle. If simply posting a comment requires a person to sign up or subscribe, people may
be less interested in taking the time to do so. It might not be worth it to them if all they wanted to say was that they enjoyed reading your post. Though subscribing is a great way to get people to come back to your website, if you don’t have a large following yet, keeping things more simple could be the better way to go.
2) No Questions Asked
At the end of each blog article you write, do you ask engaging questions? Doing so can motivate people to comment, answer, and give their own personal opinions on the subject. Be aware that comments may not always fall in your favor, as people will not always agree with you, but it is good to see what other people have to say. Another great reason to ask a question is to give people more of an open window to respond. Instead of saying generic things like “great post” or “good read,” they can give you better feedback on your subject matter.
3) Where are you?
If people see that others have commented on your post but you haven’t replied to any of them, they may start to wonder why they should bother. When people engage with your post, it is the perfect opportunity to show that you actually care about what they have to say. Comment back, say thank you, or even keep the conversation going. Try answering any questions people may have if you know the answer. This will allow people to see that you really are interested in what they have to say and that you know a lot about your selected topic.
Implementing these techniques can help you kiss your ghost town goodbye! So start populating your blog comment section today!