Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Care To Comment?
We all crave feedback and everyone loves to have their ego stroked. Comments do that.
Conversely, when we unveil carefully-constructed posts and don't hear back, we wonder if anyone is reading. You and I know how much work it takes to blog well. Not receiving acknowledgement of that effort can be dispiriting.
What can we do to encourage readers to comment? I have two techniques and I welcome you to tell us yours. Let's pool our ideas.
Here are my two techniques to stimulate comments. First, I ask questions, which by their nature invite readers into a discussion. Second, when I visit other people's blogs, I read them seriously and respond with as much insight and wit as I can muster. Commenting on other blogs often prompts reciprocal comments on yours. It's human nature to respond to kindness with kindness.
What ideas do you have to encourage comments?