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Five Ways to Generate Comments for Your Content
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Comments turned dirty
Inappropriate remarks or references only sully excellent work and should never get a reaction or response. This only encourages more bad behavior.
Never get into an argument or discussion which turns personal. Focus on the issue and not the person whenever sharing conversation through comments with one of your readers.
Make certain comments are insightful and well thought out
Readers will peruse information or content and have several thoughts about it, but don’t leave a comment. They refuse to share their viewpoint or feelings under the section marked specifically for this feedback. As a reader you probably do the same thing. You absorb a piece of information and decide whether you like it or don’t, for whatever reason, but you don’t leave a remark about it. Why? Even for blogs or sites you visit on a regular basis there is never an observation or even a simple statement.
Everyone should leave comments if you have a thought about the content a writer has shared with you. If you are the writer and wonder why no one is leaving remarks, find out ways to make it happen.
Writers have no idea why readers don’t leave comments. They review their analytics and see traffic visits along with people staying long enough to be reading the material, but nothing materializes. Believe it or not, having comments added to your writing material validates it for countless authors. It makes them feel as if their efforts are actually making a difference if it moves someone to think or feel a certain way. The only way to discover if this occurs is through the section of every article which asks for feedback.
There are several things you can do as a writer to get those going for your content.
Make your writing interesting
Interesting writing attracts the most remarkable feedback. This is thought provoking, stimulating and often attention grabbing material. If you have become stagnant , make changes.
Sometimes if readership is down, find out through analytics, try something new or different. Unique is what catches the eye and typically promotes feedback. Whether it happens to be criticism, advice or even pointers, it all works to the writers benefit.
Innovative adjectives and new synonyms work to the advantage of a writer. Explore content never seen before. When people search the web and find something new or interesting, they have the desire to say something about it. They comment and share a view, one way or another on a particular subject matter. Readers coming across the same old stuff avoid saying anything, they are bored and unconnected. Quality posts generate feelings and replies. They add something for readers to talk about.
Ask readers what they think or to share their experience or point of view. A short sentence or two within your content requesting a reader’s opinion or point of view can generate more comments. If you are writing for a product or service ask readers if they have used the product or service and what their experience was. A review of something typically works well for stimulating or encouragement.
Ask a question
Asking readers a question sparks discussion surrounding content. This is best displayed at the very end of a piece of subject matter. Probe into what they think or feel. inquire if any readers have had similar experiences. These are questions to ask which typically receive a response in the form of a comment.
Acknowledge responses readers leave
Responses that go unacknowledged will generally only be left once. Commenters that receive acknowledgement characteristically leave more remarks, statements and observations. They will even follow links to related material and leave a note there as well.
Some folks do not want to be the first to leave one, but with a nice response from the writer it gives them the courage to be maybe the second or third one.
Controversial issues and subject matter
Controversial issues or subject matter will generate lots of comments. However, they may not be the type of comments you are searching for. If you want to write about political, religious or social issues where you take a stand or specific point of view, prepare yourself for the reactions from readers.
These particular subject matters stir emotion in readers and emotion spark the statements which are judgements against character of the writer and other personal beliefs unrelated to the material in lots of cases.
Generally these commenters are people that feel strongly one way or another and leave a statement of some kind. Though, some have to be deleted as part of the moderation process because they are capable of becoming a little too heated and emotional. Be careful writing for controversial issues or subject matter.
These are several ways to get those comments for your content. Commenting is a great way to share with a writer that you read their content and what emotions, thoughts or feelings it stirred within you.
Receiving constructive feedback helps you make excellent content and better material. Most writers develop ideas for their writing and use this vehicle to confirm they did great work. Comments are important to give as well as receive. Therefore, if you are a reader (which most writers are) leave them along the way.