Blog Tips-5 Reasons Why No One Comments On Your Blogs
As a blog site owner, you are quite familiar with the frustration and desperation that you experience when no one leaves any comments on your blog. Well, this is a typical situation encountered on new blogs that have not yet established relationships with their visitors. Instead of tearing your hair out and worrying about the empty comment boxes, take a look at the top 5 reasons why your new blog is lacking in the comment section.
# 1- Your Blog Posts Are Boring
Are your blog posts boring and without excitement? You may be presenting some very useful information, but remember your visitors are in search of interesting information, not a boring lecture that they would rather miss in class. Want a simple solution to fix this problem? Rewrite the posts using active voice, write as if you are speaking to your audience; use short sentences and stick to the point (don’t ramble)
# 2- You Made Commenting Difficult
Many blog posts have killer content, and are interesting to the last letter. But if a visitor wants to leave a comment, he / she has to pass over many hurdles like filling up a lengthy form, typing in the captcha code and so on. We all hate spam, but don’t let that hatred come in between your blog and its comments. Akismet or any other popular spam blocking software is quite capable of keeping spam away, so get rid of the difficult process and make commenting easy for your visitors, right away.
# 3- Your Readers are Newbies
Newbies are shy, awkward and tongue-tied. Don’t expect them to leave comments because they do not know what to say in response to your blog posts. This is a problem that will auto-fix once your blog gets older and attracts more of repeat visitors.
# 4- Your Readers are Lazy
New blogs act like magnets to newbies, lazy visitors and people who just want to check out what your blog is all about, but do not want to do anything more than that. If your visitors are lazy to leave a comment, you can do nothing more than wait for the arrival of active and energetic visitors. Ever heard of the saying, ‘Time is the best healer’?
# 5- Your Readers are Selfish
Selfish readers act like leeches. They just want to take all information and tips that you give, and run without leaving a word of thanks or encouragement by way of comments. What can you do about such selfish readers? Hmm, how about making them realize their selfishness by mentioning this in one of your posts?
You already noticed that of the top 5 reasons that stop your blog from receiving comment love, you have direct control over just 2 reasons. The other three reasons will improve over time and it is best to wait and watch. Meanwhile, why waste more precious time in wailing over lack of comments. How about working on solutions to the top 2 obstacles to comments?