All serious bloggers will tell you the keys to a successful blog include consistency, dedication, inspiration and motivation. The best blogs feature an additional secret ingredient: a loyal fellowship of readers that love to comment. Blog commenters come with the added perks of: increased search engine optimization (naturally), building your reputation as a thought leader in your practice and/or industry and that general feel-good feeling you get when people “hang out” on your wall.
Here are 5 painless ways to get maximum blog comment love:
1. Don’t be afraid to be have an opinion.
Write something that will get people thinking, and perhaps change the way they think about that thing. Whatever you do, don’t be boring. You want to ruffle a few feathers and invoke emotion here. Write something that people instantly agree or disagree with. I must warn you, this method isn’t for the faint of heart. You will most likely get blog comments from people who don’t agree with you. But, this what a blog commenting community is all about – people coming together in one place to discuss every aspect of a particular subject. Standing out from the crowd is required if you want to be successful at blogging. Continue Reading…