How Interactive Are You In Your Comments?


This is one of those topics that everyone preaches about, yet fall short even on their own blog.

It isn’t really a secret why this happens … it’s hard to maintain ongoing conversations with readers for years after publishing a particular piece of content.

If you’re like a lot of bloggers, your content probably receives traffic years after it’s published, which is awesome … yet requires constant attention as well (unless you close off comments a certain amount of days after it’s published).

That said, there are a lot of bloggers that simply don’t interact with their readership … at all! If you’re new to blogging, can you imagine getting five comments on a post you just published and then not responding!? It’s one of the most gratifying experiences a blogger feels as a publisher, yet when it comes to delivering what readers find gratifying (a response and connection with the creator, writer, publisher, blogger — whatever you call youself), some fall short.

Though this bit of Feedback Friday is rather straightforward (you’re either interacting or not), I feel it should be explored further.

Let’s take a look at a few blogs (for those that dare, please submit your along with a link below), and see how the blogger might be able to strike up an even more engaging interaction with their readers.

How interactive are you in your comments sections?

Submit your blog url for free feedback!

photo credit: Enokson

Chris Rice is an SEO with Sachs Marketing Group. He writes about WordPress themes, plugins, and services for entrepreneurial bloggers at CreativeBlogger. Get more from him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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