As an 15 year veteran of blogging I am frequently asked by other bloggers how to get people to comment on their blog. Needless to say, I share some of their frustrations since even with my view rate my interaction from my blogs is very low.
So, why do people not post comments to a Blog?
In an effort to learn more on why I, and others, are not getting any comments to our blog I contacted 25 people I know who read my blog. I asked them why they don’t comment.
Following is the result of the question I asked the 25 people I know:
90% stated something like…Don’t mind making comment. I just don’t have the time to deal with the notifications received from other people’s comments.
10% Reported that they did not like to comment on blogs due to that action usually leads to receiving an unruly amount of spam.
The Risk of Commenting
This report from my supporters tells me people do have interest in commenting, but value their time more. What will it take to get people to comment?
I’m not sure I have a solution to the problem this group reported. Seems the culture of the internet allowing people to make off character remarks and promotional posts in the comment field has taken a great toll on blogging. True, there are a large number of bloggers who do get a large number of comments to their blog. If you take a look at some of them you will see that many of the comments are from people out to gain attention to themselves.
Monitoring or moderating comments will help cut down on the deviance and uncalled for remarks. However, the time it takes to moderates hundreds of comments puts the burden on the blogger who could be quickly overwhelmed.
Is there a solution?
Why People Do Not Comment on Blogs has a number of good reasons why people do not comment, but what are some solutions to eliminating the problems people have with commenting on blogs. Maybe you have a few solutions we need to hear about..but that would require you to comment. Hope you make an exception this time.
Let me know how I can help.