How do you effectively guide readers to leave comments and participate in your blog
While I had a fair amount of readers much of my writing fails to create the desire to drop a message or add an individuals personal thoughts on the topic. Looking for ideas to guide readers towards commenting on hubs
The large majority of people reading your hubs will not leave comments. With most sites there is a small percentage of visitors who will take the time to comment on hubs or blog posts.
A high quality article will engage the reader and inviting suggestions or asking for reader comments can yield more comments. You can present the facts on a subject, and allow people to formulate their own opinions on the topic which the may like to share in the comments.
As Duchess O'Blunt said in one of her hubs - people like to talk about themselves.
Comments means Interaction, and this is what differentiates a blog from an ordinary website.
To increase comments, you need to first and foremost write good content that is engaging.
Be the first to start a comment thread, when you first comment, it increases the likelihood for others to comment
Your content needs to address a problem or provide an antidote to a problem.
You have to present another view that contradicts the normal, for example tell people how you can make a car fly.
Introduce controversy cos it sells any writing.
Use humor when you write, a little comic relief can result in a comment where your reader tells you how your humor helped.
Lastly create suspense and anxiety, this will make any reader want to ask questions by way of comments.
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