If you are a momma with angelic looking children with hidden demon horns, you must have lot of ideas to share and chat about. And your blog could be the platform of expressing plight and pride of motherhood and medium of interacting with moms and people interested in information on family and kids. Though you are quite versatile and creative in your content on diverse themes such as rearing kids, family photography, protecting kids online, food and health or time management, yet you could be failing at pulling comments. To drive traffic and comments to your blog you need to focus on one of the important things â€“ catch the pulse of your readers, talk to them, and interact as much as you can. Check out how to do in the following.
What draws you traffic and comments
No doubt your ideas and images are crucial to popularity of your blog, but traffic and comments set the destiny of your blog. According to a study, approx one in a hundred readers take the effort to leave comments on your blogs, so just imagine how many readers you need to entice to get long trail of comments and quips to your blog. Well, if you hate math then forget calculations and focus on tried and tested strategies espoused by mom bloggers. Learn from their mistakes and know their recipe of making a comment rich blog.
Ask questions and ideas
If you have ventured a food blog with textual and video recipes, then â€“
- Ask your audience to come up with variations in methods,
- Ask them to add and change some steps in the recipe to make it taste better.
- Ask them for ideas on alternative ingredients to augment the taste, make the food healthier.
- Also ask them to try at home and welcome their frank feedback on your recipe.
Remember, valid and sensible questions will be answered because serious readers will want to get involved.
Replies to comments get you more comments
Whether complains, quips or compliments, do not possibly leave them unanswered. Take comments in your stride and converse with your readers. Your readers seek your attention and want their comments to be valued, hence your replies will give them further food for thoughts and encourage comments. Get personal in your replies and empathetic to their point of view. Make them be heard, seen and responded to attract more comments and replies.
Make comments easy to post
You may intent to accumulate their e-mail ids, but signing ups and signing in turn off your readers to post comments. Most of the blogs repel readers by asking them to sign up and then sign in every time they feel tempted to contribute their ideas to the discussion. Cut the process short and easy instead. Minimize credentials to the minimum to names, e-mail ids and keep URLs optional. Thus your readers would be interested to articulate their ideas, vent their emotions on an issue and also interested to flaunt their website or blog.
You can consider adding some comment pulling plug-ins and widgets as these tools encourage readers to comment. Add and mention plug-ins like Comment Luv or Keyword before the comment to inspire readers more to post comments. Knowing that their comments will leave links to your blog will entice them writing comments. Announcing prize for monthly top commentators will also amplify number of comments to your posts. So, bet ready to blog and be heard.