As a blogger, there is nothing better than getting comments on your blog posts.
Sure not everyone is going to comment if they don’t relate to your content, and that is totally understandable.
However, you could be losing out on readers and followers by not having an easy platform to place comments on.
If you want people to comment on your blog posts then you need to make it easy for them to reply.
Seriously do you know how many blog posts I have loved, but haven’t commented on because of a crap commenting system! Yeah way too many.
Blog Commenting Option 1
(Yelling) No, I do not want to use WordPress / Twitter or Facebook to log in! If I had a google + option then yes I may place a reply.
This particular comment system has failed me way too many times. So when I see a blog that has this commenting system, 99% of the time I won’t even bother putting in my 2 cents worth.
Blog Commenting Option 2
This system is a lot easier because I use (and love) google, but it also gives me other options, especially the name/URL option.
Blog Commenting Option 3
Another ok system is this one.
Name and email of course mandatory fields, but it gives me the option to put my website. There are no other clicking of buttons and signing in elsewhere. Clean simple and most importantly easy.
Engage your Audience
If you are serious about blogging, then you need to make commenting simple and easy.
You want as many people as possible to comment on your blog posts. Not only is it great for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), but it also indicates that your post is interesting/helpful.
Which is one of the reasons why I switched to the commenting platform Disqus.
Disqus makes it easy for me to comment on other blogs that use Disqus.
It’s smart at eliminating SPAM.
It’s also clean, modern and easy to use.
There are other blogging platforms that you can use. Find one that YOU like, but also makes it easy for your peers to comment.
This article discusses the top three blogging platforms available.
The reason this blog post came about was due to a recent Blog Hop I participated in in February.
I would have commented on a lot more blogs if I found it easier to make a comment.
The blog hop did see an increase in comments on my blog.
Also, I was not asked in any form to promote or advertise Disqus. I’ve been using Disqus for nearly two years, and find it so super easy to use.
6 thoughts on “Be a better blogger with comments”
I like Option 2! I noticed that some blogs were a lot harder to comment on and some were impossible. On some I couldn’t even find the comment option. EEEK!
I’m so glad you said this, yes, I too got really frustrated trying to figure out how to comment on some blogs.
It should be easy, because people are lazy and don’t want to do all the work, so make it easy for them, please.
I found if I could leave a comment easily, then they didn’t get a comment.
Which is sad cause it means they are loosing out on interaction.
You are not the only one who had trouble commenting on blogs. I got so many emails sometimes with bloggers asking me how to comment on someones blog. A few stumped me, one even took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to not only get into their posts, but to get into their comments. Eventually I just had to start responding to people to email the blogger, or contact them on social media and let them know they would have liked to have commented but they couldn’t because of their comment system. That way it was up to the individual blogger to decide if they want to change their comment system later on, but also so they knew others were trying.
I finally figured out how to find everyones comments in the hop, but seriously some took some time. I think a lot of bloggers don’t have a clue on how to change their comment field. I changed mine a while back when I had a couple of bloggers contact me directly that they wouldn’t be commenting anymore on mine but would just read my posts because they didn’t like the blogger platform. So I switched assuming others felt the same. It works okay, but sometims I go back and forth on which I would like to keep for good:)
I absolutely hate having to do the password thing where you can’t understand what the wonky letters look like, and blogs like that it’s almost more trouble than it’s worth. Must admit I had to register with Disqus to comment here and you’re the only person I know that uses it, but it’s worth it 😉
Yeah I hate those wonky letters too. No one has time for that.
I found Diqus was good for getting rid of spam, as I was just getting too much with the in house commenting system.
Eventually I just had to start responding to people to email the blogger, or contact them on social media and let them know they would have liked to have commented but they couldn’t because of their comment system
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