Comments are a big social proof. And most important, they generate a lot of new ideas.
As blog owners, getting more comments is one of the main priorities for us.
If you need comments, you have to leave more comments. Most of the blog owners respond to comments these days and additionally, comment back on one of your posts or retweet it. You can make a list of such blogs and start commenting regularly on them.
This approach works well most of the times but you need to spend lot of time commenting on other blogs. Definitely not for you if you are low on time.
Write Longer Posts
If you write a bit longer instead of blogosphere norm(300-500 words), you can get more comments.
I don't know why but this relation works almost everywhere.
Although length is important, also make sure to format the posts properly because after all, it's a human eye that will judge your content and formatting makes sure that attention is drawn to right places.
Ask For Comments
Are you asking for comments?
If you are writing long posts and commenting on other blogs but not getting comments, this might be a fix. At the end of the posts, ask your readers to comment. You can include a simple pitch like "do not forget to comment on this post" or make it longer by asking questions related to the topic.
If you write fewer posts, you can get more comments per post.
Because your posts will get longer exposure. Let's say you are currently publishing 3 posts per week. So every post is getting 2 days on top of the blog. But if you cut it to 1 post per week, you are keeping it on top of the blog for 6 days and that will get it more attention from new visitors.
And since number of comments will be more on the post, more people will be further encouraged to comment.
A good example of this can be our holiday post, Why You Should Take A Break In These Holidays. We published it on Dec 20 and did not promote much. Still, it got lot of comments without much effort.
Write Something Different
Sometimes, taking a different angle on an issue can attract a lot of comments. Did you ever expect a comedy post on Blogging With Success?
But I did that by answering to spammers and response was great!
What's your Method?
- How do you get more comments on your posts?
- Which methods have you tried?
- Any new method you think can work?
- Did you retweet this post?