How do you get readers to not only read your hubs, but to also comment on them?
I have written some hubs that have been read by over that have been read a lot. One has been read over 14,600 time, but only has a small number of comments. Another hub also has a high number of being read, but also a low number of comments. Is there a reason for people not commenting on your hubs, and how can I improve this?
From what I've seen, the following kinds of Hubs tend to get more comments - and sometimes "tons" of comments:
Hubs that strike a personal chord with a lot of readers - not just a few in the minority
Hubs that have strikingly beautiful photos, often of Nature - scenery or animals.
Images w/ super-cute or beautiful /well done crafts, home, art, other, projects.
Hubs that "push people's buttons" by discussing/suggesting/hinting at one political issue or another
Hubs that get a lot of traffic and/or comments and tend to make people think they'll get a little "publicity" for themselves by adding their Hubber name to the mix.
Hubs that appear commercially successful, which makes a lot of commercially-minded people think it's advantageous to them to get their name, and link if possible, on the Hub.
Hubs that tell of personal tragedy that is obviously not the fault of the author. These Hubs tend to bring out the supportive instinct in people.
Hubs that tell a multi-event/situation "hard-luck" story, as long as the Hub is not written in a way that suggests that author isn't looking for advice, guidance, or emotional support. As with tragedy, people tend to be supportive of what is clearly a hard-luck story; provided, however, the Hub/author don't make it clear that support and/or guidance is not what he seeks. People like people who want their guidance. They tend to dislike people who say, "No thanks. Your guidance isn't particularly what I need."
Hubs that essentially offer a lecture to "anyone the shoes fits" with regard to all the rules of living, character, and values that most of us were told, or figured out ourselves, in our childhoods, teens, or early twenties. With all those rules being very much accepted by most people, a good Hub about, for example, why people have to take responsibility for themselves or why people should make it a point to "not be selfish" and instead "be giving"; those Hubs tend to get a lot of readers who go on and do a "a whole rah rah" thing in support.
In other words, Hubs that point out perceived weaknesses and flaws in "a lot of" other people tend to get bandwagon-jumpers in comments. What won't get comments very well are often Hubs that involve a person's standing up for himself or not being willing to approach the Hub from an "It's so flawed," "I'm OKAY," or "It's not all my fault," angle. Many people tend to dislike, even hate, and/or ignore others who aren't looking for their support or guidance.
Well, it looks like Lisa has already covered all aspects to be considered in answering your question, so I will be brief. Personally, I tend to stay away form politically charged hubs, as I am not one to get into debates with others. However, Lisa made a great point, and as for me, I have experienced those hubs that really come from one's true life experiences and include maybe even personal photos, seem to draw people in, as they love to read about what others have experienced in their lives. In other words, if the hubs are inspirational as to the outcome of some sort of great trial or tribulation and one shares from the heart what one went through, and in my case, how our sweet Lord God made a way for me. There are a lot of other topics that draw attention as long as the hub is well presented with stunning imagery or photos and maybe a really touching video too. And Lisa has already discussed these other topics very well. God bless, Faith Reaper
I think Lisa and Faith covered everything when it comes to topics. I'll just add that I think some hubs get the views by people doing research and they're more interested in the info than leaving comments.
That is something I do also, I should probably comment more.
Oh, yes, Michele, one must go and comment and hub hop, and I use the classic one as it is easier to find new followers once I comment on their hubs, those I do not know yet. It is sort of a give and take process at times.
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