Many bloggers face the problem like less number of comments or no comments on their blog, despite useful and unique content. Reasons could be several, may be your blogdesign, may be your blog loading time or most important you never asked them an opinion.
Your Post Starting and ending points are very important. A great starting means, you won the visitors heart, and a great ending means you won yourself a reader. A reader feel connected when you give them a personal touch or give them a way to put action. Made for Adsense blogs put this action by giving them an option to click on ads and get away, but I’m sure you want your readers to take action like adding comments or reading other posts as well.
The easiest way to convert visitors into readers is by asking them a question. Visitors spent 2-3 minutes reading your post and don’t you feel you should ask him a question so that he can add his view into the post?
I have been practicing this way from long time, and I can see the increment in number of comments by asking them a question at the end of your post.
One of the big benefit of active posts (via comments) is; it attracts advertisers. Since such blog seems to be very active in terms of readers participation and activeness.
If you have never asked the question to your readers, you should start doing it now. The best way to ask the question is in between the post and most effective is after the end of the post. Any reader will take some action after reading your post, it can be clicking on your related posts or by answering the question if you have asked one.
Do you feel asking the question will encourage comments, or it may not work in some cases?