If your blog is struggling to get more than one or two comments, perhaps you can look around you for the answer?
Consider how many multi-author blogs are out there now. How many of those bloggers take time to read each-others posts and comment on them?
One of the great things about Performancing for me is no matter who has been in charge, the blog has been run and populated by people who like and support each other. I believe this comes through to the audience.
It’s not about in-jokes and banter. Just fostering the community feeling starting with your own bloggers and friends. Readers will then take that as a lead. Providing the inter-blogger discussions are inclusive and encourage others to provide their point of view, I can only think the conversation would grow.
What if you are not a multi-author blog?
- Encourage your online friends and contacts to drop by and comment.
- Perhaps trade comments with another blogger in your niche?
- Put out a call for comments on your Twitter feed
- Encourage your forum and Facebook contacts to take part.
Wherever you go and whatever you do online, you should be making friends. Those friends could be valuable allies in growing a sense of community on your blog.
Do your fellow bloggers and friends support your comment area? Should multi-author bloggers comment on each others posts? Please share your thoughts in the comments …