The most discouraging thing for bloggers is to see that nobody comments on their blog post.
If you've been writing several high quality posts and you see that many people are reading your post but nobody is leaving their comments on your post, it means that there's still something lacking in your post.
Yes, what's lacking from your post is that you don't encourage people to leave their comment.
You don't ask them to join the discussion.
You might think that your readers' comments are not necessary. But, think about the positive impact for your blog.
If you get many comments on each post that you write, it will give your blog a more positive reputation because it means that your readers like your blog.
So, it's important for you to motivate your readers to leave their comments on your post.
Here are genius ways to attract more comments on your blog post:
1. Start with the First Commenter
Why should you be grateful to the first commenter on your blog post? That's because they will either make people want to leave more comments or not.
Make it a rule for you to always respond positively to the first commenter on your blog post. This will encourage more people to leave their comments as well if they know that you are treating them right. Don't respond to their comments with criticism or other negative remarks.
Stay positive, and more importantly, reward your first commenter with your gratitude.
2. Write an Insightful Post That Leaves Many Questions
Next, we will talk about the content of your post. Most people don't want to leave comments on your post because they don't have any question to ask to you.
Your post already has all the answers. You don't ask them any question. So, they are not leaving their comments.
But, if you are writing a blog post full of insights that leave many questions for your readers, you will be able to attract many people to leave their comments on your blog.
Sometimes, it is necessary to ask many questions in your post, or at the end of your post, that will make your readers to think about the topic further.
If you give a lot of questions in your post, you will give your readers some kind of brain stimulation that will encourage them to share their ideas in the comment section.
3. Be Friendly With Your Readers
The way you communicate with your readers is also necessary to motivate them to start the discussion with you.
Remember, if you are not friendly with your readers, they will not be willing to communicate with you.
But, if you are friendly with your readers, you will be able to build better relationship with them.
Don't speak too much like an authority. But, become a knowledgeable friend that gives valuable tips to your readers in the spirit of friendship. Try to be more communicative with your readers, and be more personal.
In this way, you will be able to appeal to their emotion easily, and this is the best for you to keep them talking.
4. Ask For Their Ideas
At the end of your post, you should ask your readers about their ideas related to the post that you write.
Position yourself as someone who shares your own ideas to your readers, but make it apparent that you are also willing to accept other ideas, especially the different ones.
Most bloggers just write their post and then step into writing the next post, without trying to initiate good contact with their readers.
By simply asking your readers' ideas about your post, you will be able to open the channel of communication between you and them. You will make them feel welcomed in your blog, and as a result, they will not hesitant to share their ideas with you. Moreover, you can use their ideas as your inspiration for the next post that you write.
5. Make It Easy For Them to Comment on Your Blog
Just make it easily for your readers to comment. You shouldn't make your commenting system too complicated, such as by asking your readers to sign up before posting their comments.
This can discourage many people from leaving their comments.
You just need to use standard commenting platform that will let anyone to place their comments on your blog, whether they are frequent visitors or new visitors.
Just make it easy for them to comment on your blog, and don't forget to moderate your comments as quickly as possible. Most people want to see their comments go live as soon as they post it.
Do you want to have more comments on your blog and build better reputation for your blog?
Follow those tips to boost the activity in your comment section. If I have missed any thing or If you have new thoughts then please share in comment.