Here’s an interesting blogging question: how do I get people to comment on my blog?
It’s already been established that blog comments have some very interesting benefits. They help with SEO, they make your blog look alive and they make it look intriguing, since so many others are already part of an interesting community.
Building up an audience on a new website doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, patience and, in some cases, maybe even a small investment.
Engage your readers to comment on your articles
Wait for readers to build the courage to comment
This is option no. 1. It’s cost-less, but not very fast. It takes a lot of time and effort to wait for the first comments, if your website is new.
It’s not impossible though, you’d just have to make an effort to write really great articles, so you’ll make a great impression on your readers.
You’d also have to make content so engaging, so people will feel they have to say something, or else they won’t be able to sleep at night!
Ask your friends, family and loved ones to help out
Another way to start things off is by asking friends, family or anyone you know, really, to leave a comment on the articles they find interesting.
This is also doable, and it won’t cost you a thing. Simply “brag” about your new website to everyone you know, and ask them to leave a comment on your posts.
You could also share your articles on social media websites, just make sure you won’t become yet another blogger begging for likes and comments!
Hire a professional writer
This sounds like a last resort, but the truth is there are many new bloggers out there who prefer hiring someone to start things off by writing on-topic comments on the various articles they write.
There are pros and cons to hiring a professional to write blog comments.
On the downside, it’ll cost you money. Not a lot, but still, it’s an investment.
Another disadvantage could turn out to be you hired the wrong person for the job! There are many freelance writers out there, willing to work for little money, so you risk hiring someone who won’t do a really good job.
On the plus side, though, hiring professional help could very well give you the boost your website needs!
A professional will know which keyword phrases to use and how to use them, they’ll know how to start a good debate on some of your posts, and they’ll definitely write quality, on topic comments, relevant to the topic of your articles!
Blog comments are, most definitely, a powerful tool that can really help boost your blog’s traffic and popularity.
What are some of the ways you use to engage people to comment on your articles? Do they work?