We all want a reward. Wouldn’t you like a reward? I know I would. Comments are like rewards to our article. That’s why we are all obsessed with commenting, just because we’re receiving a result which is the reward.
Comments show that real people are reading and posting their opinion about it. Not some alien type machine who just scans and clicks away.
I mean let’s face it. Not everyone that clicks to your article will be like, “Hmmm. I like what he said about that.” Or, ” Wow, did he just say that!”
I can’t believe some people are still waiting to this day for an automatic machine gun. Oh wait! That already exists. What I meant is, automatic comment machine. A machine that just spits out a gazzilion of comments for you, anytime you need it to. Not going to happen…
Again, this is one of those general articles that uses the word crazy and tries to build hype. Like we haven’t seen that word before in a headline. In fact, I saw… Wait! Before you go on, just give me a chance. Just read this type of article, one more time. You’ll be glad you did. These are some of the techniques I use myself. Not some general, out-of-the-blue wackodooos I read form another article. I said some, because as you grow as a blogger, new avenues will grow into what you can accomplish through this arm of blogging. The arm of commenting and receiving them.
I kinda talk about the fingers of the arm as comments which mean they have some strength, but as you go up the arm to the bicep, the strength increases. The beginner’s comments are like the fingers of your hand. Powerful, but not powerful as the bicep.
Comments have always been a staple in blogging, especially in the beginning. No matter what blog you have and operate, getting 10+ comments at the beginning of your blog life is a reasonable result.
Thank them on something they already did.
Why not come off the bat and thank your readers right away. First thing you mention is about what they have done already. Doesn’t have to be long or what they did was significantly big. Thanking them is signifying that they are worth something to the blogger. A small thank you in a post will go far into their lives and the life of your blog.
Adding offensive, agreeable, or debatable content.
Not something new, right here. Many articles I have read and out there have probably touched this point. To a certain degree, this works. This works in a way that adds some sort of personality into your article. It shows you are really on point. Adding a paragraph to your article which might include your opinion from an opposite standpoint is further proving what we’re talking about. But, this is where people fail on their part.
Afraid on what others might think or say.
You’re a human being and you have incredible worth. Absolutely true. And with that, you have a voice that express what you believe. Why not use that? People who comment are expressing their opinions, why not you! The writer of the article. You have an opinion, and you stick to that, like your life depends on it. Don’t be afraid.
Besides, blogging is basically everybody expressing their ways or beliefs on a particular niche. Nothing new for you to stand out that way!
Asking questions which equals to their answers.
Another point that many have been talked about a million times. But like I touched and told you prior, I have an opinion on it. Let me ask you a question? When was the last time, someone actually answered your question you asked in your article. Not many or in fact at all. Those who have probably answered are your true followers who actually read and appreciate your words. That’s what it seems to happen all the time, especially to beginners. To me, asking questions in an article is a little over-rated and doesn’t really ensure you’re going to receive comments.
But I am in no shape or form asking you to quit asking questions. Actually I encourage you. But this time think of it this way. You’re adding questions for creativity and not for worthless comments!
Making relationships with fellow bloggers through e-mails and commenting.
I need to work on this. I am pretty sure you have to work on this as well. If your blog is not growing with new comments and even traffic, then you’re probably still secluded.
Being secluded in the blogging world = death of a blogger.
The benefits of having a relationship with friends (I will call fellow bloggers friends, because they are!) is outstanding. They bring in new hope and people that follow that certain friend. They might share what you’ve worked on and your friend might even suggest it to his people to take a peek at your blog.
I recommend joining a blog community. Now all you have to do is say hi and meet them over there! NO more running around and trying to find a blogger who happens to already own a failing blog. Say hi to him anyways! The best ones I endorse and currently use are Blog Engage and Blokube. Say Hi to many when you join. People are so kind there and won’t mind giving anyone votes. So I think that’s the best place to start.
How does a few hundred visits from a friend sound like? Pretty good! So make sure you implement this technique.
Being confident and asking a fellow blogger to look at it and everybody out there!
If I were to tell you the most important element in this article, it would be “Confidence”. Not everybody has it. I really don’t have it.
Let me tell you this. What?
Confidence is not really having it but using the power when you need it.
Asking everyone around me. Doesn’t matter who. Just ask. But only ask it in two ways. Ask in a nice way and ask if it is relevant to them. Don’t worry if they ignore you or might not be interested. That’s ok! There are two things that you did, even if they rejected on what you presented to them. One, you have let them know you exist. Probably the main reason they didn’t care is just because they don’t know you or they haven’t even heard of you!
And two, that your a blogger who has a mission and not afraid to ask a simple question. Showing him this can set a question in his head like, “Who is this guy that just asked, cause not many do that.” It can spark an interest in your blog and have him comment on one of your posts even.
A big subject to talk about that I won’t be discussing wholly. This will probably be an article on its own.
Recommending your article in commenting
Another sick technique to get comments. If an article your reading is really alike to yours, suggesting others to look at it is a safe way to advertise. No intrusion or stealing is happening while doing this. But first, you have comment on the article itself and add some insightful opinions of your own. Opinions that can spark conversation and drive traffic to your article even more. I will write a safe example you can use right away.
An excellent article! (Your opinion right here that talk about what was presented in the article… )
You know what? There is a similar article on my blog that talks just like what is being talked about here. (If there is commentluv installed in the comment section, just say to use the link in it) (If not then say this… )
Go to my blog, and read the article that is named “so and so”.
Thanks for your article again.
Do something drastically new.
Go crazy! Do something new! Doesn’t matter what! Cause in the end, it will benefit it you like a bunch. Write a one sentence post, only add pictures to an article, or just write a poem! Poem? Yea man. If something budges you to do it, just do it. Awesome inspiration hit in awesome situations. Doing something new will generate a buzz and a whole new big discussion in your comments area. So try this!
The Bottom Line
If you work hard for them, you surely will get them. That’s what I always say. Comments are not going to come to you, just like that. Have to put in some effort. Everything when put in the effort and hard work, will reap benefits on how much you put in. Not putting much in = Not get much results. Putting great work or more work than results = getting excellent results that will make you happy!