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Why You Are Not Getting Comments on Your Blog Post

Why You Are Not Getting Comments on Your Blog Post

Not getting any blog comments I will always remember the time when I received my first blog comment and how I went hysterical! It’s a feeling that’s hard to put into words but I was definitely grateful for it. It gave me the motivation that I needed to persevere in writing about topics of my passion. But, I have a confession to make. This comment didn’t come after just one post.

When ever I used to publish a new post, I used to be like the cat in the picture, as even after hour of work, no one was commenting on my blog.

So, what happens when …

You Are Not Getting The Blog Comments?

I often asked myself … if I could enter a time machine, would I have done the same (i.e. persevere) a few years back or would I have given up. As far as I can remember, I always arrive at the same conclusion – I definitely will! The reason is simply because, by giving up, it will definitely get me nowhere. I will no longer have a chance to write about topics I am passionate about and wish to share with the readers and neither will I know the potential of my blog in attracting comments. However, I don’t agree with writing continually without looking out for improvements either. If your blog is not attracting comments, it is time to review on whatever you are doing currently … something is not quite right I suppose?

Here are some reasons why your blog is mute and how we can work on fixing it.

Interaction Is King!

It’s all about interacting with your readers; it’s not common that bloggers and their readers become very good friends with each other. It is understandable that when things get busy, it becomes difficult to ensure every single comment is replied to. But, remember – nobody likes to be ignored. It takes effort for your readers to read your post, process his / her thoughts, draft up a comment and hit the post button when they are finally satisfied. Think about your own happiness when you receive a comment from one of your readers after spending lots of time drafting up a post you are happy to publish. It’s definitely the same with your readers. They will too be happy to receive replies, and discussions can be sparked off easily from there. A basic principle is at play here and this is applicable to life too, not just blogging – reciprocity. It’s as simple as this.

Administration Leads To Frustration

Having to register before being able to comment irks many people. I know many blogs enable such a feature to prevent weird comments and spam. However, more often than not, you are simply creating an obstacle for your readers, and I am not too sure how many will be willing to cross this hurdle just to leave a comment. Keep rules and processes simple. That will make everyone happy, including yourself (especially when you see blog comments rolling in!).

No Man Is An Island

It is important to be part of the community and not be in your standalone island. Step out, write guest posts on topics of your interest, interact with the community, leave comments for others and promote those you like. Trust me … in the process, you will definitely spark off some worthy discussions and magically, conversations roll naturally. Take the initiative to give and you will receive. You can never succeed by being an island, separate and detached.

The process is definitely lots of hard work but trust me, it’s definitely worth the while. Take the effort in building relationships, networking and removing red-tapes and you will see blog comments rolling in faster than you can imagine! Better still, at the end of the day, you will find your social circle widening and end up with more friends. Hmmm … are there even any cons?

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    • greg urbano

      commenting => comments!
      if you dont comment on other peoples blogs probably very little is coming back your way

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      • Jack Harold

        @greg, the chinese view this as good karma; if you do a good deed to others, others will also do something good for you. That is precisely why it is important to also interact on other people’s blogs! Agreed pal!

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    • Nihar

      One of the important organ for a successful blog is comments. (like organ for a human body)

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      • Jack Harold

        @Nihar, that was quite an apt description … seriously I can’t find a better way of making the analogy … Thanks mate!

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    • Praveen@Techperk

      very good read actually, i made 2 articles based on this. Engaging readers is the most important thing

      BTW a 0 comment article has got you many comments :D

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      • Jack Harold

        Thanks Praveen! yes interaction is very important, glad you agree with the article :) and yup i am really happy for these comments. hopefully they keep rolling!

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    • Nicholas Teo

      Yes, I need more comment. I have very little comment on my blog and have recently switch to dofollow and CommentLuv to see if I can get more comment. Thanks for the tips

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      • Jack Harold

        Yup Nicholas, what you suggested is more on the technical aspect of blogs which will attract more comments. What I am suggesting in this blog post is rather more on the social interaction aspect. Two different approaches but both will work eventually! Do post your results if you are willing to share … would love to hear your good news!

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    • Dean Saliba

      Glad to hear I’m not the only one who was over the moon with excitement at receiving their first comment. :D

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      • Jack Harold

        Every blogger starts from Square 1. It’s like a child receiving his first birthday present … or parents welcoming their first child.

        Good luck all,
        Jack Harold
        CEO of Affiliate Home Business

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    • Sathish

      Without Interaction and readers activity a blog can’t be successful. That’s why connecting with fellow bloggers and developing a good blogging relationship is very very important in the early stages of your blogging career.

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      • Jack Harold

        Yup Sathish, I totally agree with you that building a good blogging relationship is important in the initial stages of the blogging career. There is where you can leverage on others to build your own blog empire.

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    • S.Pradeep Kumar

      When I started my blog, I was so eager to see people to comment on my blog, but I didn’t get a single comment.

      I was so confused & depressed, then I analysed the popular blogs posts and how they achieve 3 figure comments. That made the difference.

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      • Jack Harold

        So what did you learn that propel those blogs to achieve such high comment volume? Would be nice if you can share with everyone here.

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    • Arun

      Ya, its correct.. need more good comments for good blogging spirit.

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      • Jack Harold

        Yup Arun, comments are the best things that a blog can have to keep it alive and buzzing! The more comments (minus the spammy ones), the better!

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    • Jack Harold

      Parmar: yup, building relationships is definitely very important! however much you are willing to put in, you will receive the same, and sometimes, surprisingly, even more than you expect! (: However, I have to disagree with your content is king portion. Undeniably, content is important, and definitely, hard work has to be put in for good content. However, content is not all you need to make a good blog. Even if you have the best content, but you are not willing to reach out and interact with your readers, the relationship stops there. and slowly, you may realise your readers start dwindling and other blogs’ audience start growing.

      Pumama: thanks for commenting! pls see above in response to it.

      Brent: yup, as we are all humans, we only have 24 hrs in a day and 7 days in a week. and given we have limited attention span and other important things in life, it’s not an easy thing to keep up with. But, even a little helps. Do it bit by bit and soon you will realise your accumulated effort will produce something big, maybe even better than you realise. let me know how you go with it! (:

      Good luck all,

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    • Brent Carnduff

      Hey Jack,
      Great article – thanks for the tips! I have heard this idea expressed before, but so far have not taken it to heart. I always find that it is hard to find the time, but I am going to make a concentrated effort to do more than read other’s blogs – comment, link to, and interact!

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    • Vivek Parmar

      Blogging always work on feed in and feedback concept. The amount of work you do in promotion by any means like guest post + commenting the more you will get in return and overall content is the king

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      • Pumama

        Yes, CONTENT IS KING , valuable content brings more comments

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