Many people have blogs these days, it seems. One of the biggest things you can do to set yours apart from others is to get your blog readers, or subscribers, to participate. Getting them involved in commenting and creating dialogue provides more of a community ,as well as personalized, feel to your blog.
This accomplishes a couple of things. It brings readers back, not only will a reader be more likely to visit a later blog post but they may even return a few times throughout the day to see how their comment is received and continue with the discussion. For new visitors to your site and help your blog to stand out. Good reader participation makes your blog seem very big and higher quality. It also gives them a chance to interact with other users about your blog post. This will turn a new reader into a regular and maybe even a subscriber.
The first thing you should do to help get your blog readers to participate more is to create an inviting image. Blogs are small-scale, personalized websites. You’re not some huge multinational corporation, always keep this in mind. Add opinions to your writings and treat all commentors with respect. Think of your blog readers as other people you are having a conversation with and not your customers.
Probably the most important thing you can do to stimulate a few initial comments in your blog post, which are vital to getting the conversation moving, is to pose questions and encourage feedback. Ask things of the readers, get a couple people to give you their input. This will get others to follow and eventually comment about each others’ comments.
Staying on track is also very important. There are plenty of websites out there for even the most obscure things. One of the best ways you can get your readers to participate is to ensure that they keep coming back and feel comfortable with your website. In order to do this you have to keep your blog consistent. Don’t stray too much from any given topic, keep things the same and your readers will have a reason to come back as they will know what to expect.
A final tip for getting your blog readers to participate is to add polls. Many poll widgets out there include the option of commenting directly on the poll. The question does not necessarily even need to be about your blog post, oftentimes a political question or some other topic people feel passionately about is a great way to get a discussion started.
These are some of the best tips out there to getting your blog readers or subscribers to participate more on your blog. Implement them and find success.