I finished putting up a post in my blog. My new blog! It feels great to be called a blogger. People who read my blog said that I write well. I am eagerly waiting for them to comment on my blog. But why anybody is not commenting???
Every new blogger must have gone through this phase. But before knowing how to get more comments on a new blog, it is necessary to understand that how comments are important for a blog, especially when the blog is new.
It might be an exaggeration but comments make a blog look alive. Comments show that a blog is worth reading. Any good blog is always followed by at least a few comments which reflect the viewers interest (like or dislike!). And not to mention, a comment is a kind of motivational factor for a new blogger who has just started off. A comment to a new blog is like a critic’s rating to a new movie or a book.
So, how to get more comments on a new blog? The answer lies in stepping into the shoes of the reader and then thinking. What a reader thinks while checking a blog?
“What this blogger wants to say?”
The first and foremost is the content. To compel people to comment on your blog, it is imperative to write a good blog (with a catchy title). The content needs to be interesting enough to catch the reader’s attention span. No one likes to read a blog further if in the very first few paragraphs the content seems dull. So, a new blog should start with content that is informative or much in debate. One can put intriguing questions in the content to make the reader think and comment eventually. Always remember- A blog with poor content is not only devoid of comments, but gradually gets devoid of visitors too
“Aren’t there too many posts at a time? I can’t read so much at one time.”
As a blogger (new as well as old), the frequency of putting up the posts matters when getting comments from the readers. If a reader gets bogged down by too many posts in a short time, chances are that none of the posts will get comments. Ideally, a blog post should be given some time to let the readers ponder over the thoughts and reciprocate their views. Taking one step at a time (or rather, writing one blog at a time) and waiting a while before the next step (blog) will be helpful in generating comments.
“Hey, who is this blogger? S/he puts interesting comments.”
It is always give and take relationship. To attract people to a new blog, it is necessary to check similar posts and leave comments. Finding similar blogs or posts (How? By entering the key words in search engines!) and giving thoughtful comments will make a new blogger get noticed in the crowd. ‘Thoughtful comments’ do not include putting the new blog’s link each time while commenting or just saying “nice blog”, “good one” etc. Commenting on other blogs helps to build relationship with fellow bloggers as well as to get comments from the audience and the fellow bloggers alike.
“How sweet! This blogger acknowledged my comment.”
It is a good practice to reply to a comment on a blog. For a new blogger, it is all the more important. Don’t we say thanks to a person who does a favor to us? The same rule applies here. A person commenting on a blog is doing a favor to the blogger. More comments lead to the content getting updated and more visible. Eventually more likes and shares follow with better ranking in the search results. And what is the best part? There are very high chances of the acknowledged reader putting more comments.