At the moment I have around 236 followers via GFC, but I still find it really hard to get comments on my blog. The number of pageviews I receive are fairly high giving me the impression that people are actually reading them, just not leaving their feedback ... How can I get more people to interact with my posts? Does anyone have any advice? Thanks!
Sure, It's hard to get comments. Why don't you try asking a question with each post and then sharing it across several social networks? Also, commenting on other blogs will also bring traffic + comments to yours. For instance if someone has posted a rave review of a book you didn't really like, you can say so in the comment and leave a link to yours... Not guaranteed but they do work from time to time :)
Amanda @ http://www.youngadultbookclub.com/
Mmm yes I used to do this, but then I wondered if I was being too rude being like 'I disagree..heres my POV' lol .. but thanks for the advice :)
I wouldn't consider it rude unless it's disrespectful. A lot of us don't get to talk about books in real life as much as we'd like to and welcome the opportunity for discussion. :)
Most of your GFC followers don't read your posts, they are probably busy with their own blogs and this is a fact. So if you want to get more people to comment, try posting a topic that is very popular.
Comments are hard. Because there is so much info out there, people scan most of it, read what interests them and rarely have time to comment. Here are some tips:
1. Make sure commenting is easy (no word verification! Moderate if you have to but blogger and wordpress have spam catchers now) Don't make me sign in to something new to comment either.
2. Ask for comments. Ask a question at the end of your post, even just inviting comments can helpl.
3. Comment exchange. Don't know about in the book blog community but in the mom and review blog communit, we have support groups and one of the things we do is have comment exchanges. It's the reason all of my posts have comments.
4. When you host a giveaway, offer extra entries for relevant comments on non giveaway posts.
5. Make sure your blog loads fast. If it took 10 minutes for your blog to load the first time, I'm not going to comment as then the page needs to reload a second time.
This is how you do it. You comment on as many blogs as you can and politely ask for a comment (or follow) back. I'm going through the same process and I have decided to devote one hour a day to searching for blogs on the internet. Good luck!
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