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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.
Friday, July 9, 2010
I recently read an excellent blog piece from Jen at Redhead Ranting, How Can I Get More Comments. Her main points are:
Dispense with Word Verification
Write Shorter Posts
Post More Than Pictures
Make it Easy to Figure Out How to Comment
Cut Down on the Reviews and Giveaways
Cut Down on the Memes with Many Rules
Ask Questions that Invite Responses
Respond to Comments
Don't Overdo the Ads
Don't Use Too Much Offensive Language
Don't Be a Bore
Really, you should read it... whether you agree with her or not. (And I don't necessarily agree that all her points are hard and fast rules... after all, Jen rants!) But, I would like to just add another thought to that list.
When people regularly visit your blog and make comments, make a point to return the favor. Really. There are at least three blogs on which I comment almost every post, and the writers have yet to make any comment AT ALL on my blog(s).
My most personal blog is My Quality Day. Now, I already know that what brings quality to my day is not what interests a lot of people. I learned that in kindergarten, eh? But, surely I offer enough diversity that there would be something of marginal interest to drop me a note once in a while if I'm commenting every day on your blog.
I'm a little guilty of this myself in a couple of cases. I can't think of a think to say to respond to celebrity or clothing or beauty blogs. OK... maybe I should work harder at this and take my own medicine. But I can rant a little bit too, can't I?
So to get comments, you need to be a commenter. But if you get those comments, and find them encouraging at all, please comment back.