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7 Ways to Get Your First Blog Comment and Keep

Are you struggling to get comments on your blog articles. People often see blog comments as a sign-off authority, that your community are validating your message by taking the time to leave a comment. A blog with no comments is often overlooked, hence, why getting blog comments rolling in is important for the progression of your blog.

If you know for certain that you are getting visitors to your blog, maybe because your website stats has a good amount of data showing you where your visitors are coming from and what pages they visited, maybe it’s time to take a look at some ways to get the comment ball rolling.

1. Enable Commenting

At first glance this may seem like a silly suggestion but I can assure you that some people simply forget to enable commenting (or don’t know how to enable this feature).

Take a look in the admin area of your blog and be sure to enable commenting.

I would recommend moderating your comments to reduce comment spam automatically being posted to your blog articles.

2. Remove Any Barriers

I come across a lot of great blog articles that compel me to comment only to find I have a barrier in the way, ‘you must register to leave a comment’.

There are only a few sites that I will register with just so I can leave a comment and these are industry leaders in my chosen field.

If you want people to register for your site then allow this feature but I would recommend turning off compulsory registration for blog commenting.

3. Be Clear About Who You Are

Be sure to change your blog user name from admin to something that your users will be able to recognise and engage with. Sharing your name adds a personal dimension to your blog and allows you to instantly identifiable when commenting on other people’s blogs.

I also recommend you grab a Gravatar and allow people to see the face behind the blog.

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