Having decided to try to gain knowledge about how to get people to leave more comments on my blog, I typed into the reader “why comments are important”. To my surprise there were dozens and dozens of blog posts written on this subject.
One regular and helpful blogger who has written a really good list for new bloggers is Hugh Roberts. Do have a look at his post headed 27 harsh facts every new blogger should know , which includes such truths as ….only 20% of your followers will probably ever read and comment on some of your blog posts. I also learnt that just because somebody ‘liked’ your blog post, does not mean they read it, and just because somebody left a comment on your blog post, does not mean they read it.
The Snow Melts Somewhere wrote a really good post about being confused by blogging, and had 161 comments.
Just Naya has written a very helpful post headed blogging tips and tricks. She had 243 comments on that post! I’m amazed at the number of comments that some posts receive!
I do find it annoying when you want to comment on a post, but there is no obvious way to do it! Others have left comments on a post, but I don’t want to scroll down to the end of 100 comments or more, just to get to the comment box! I want to see that little sentence which says ‘comment on this post’, like Hugh has on his blog – see above.
I also find it annoying if it is difficult to find information about the blogger. Before I decide to follow them back, I want to know a bit about them. And I definitely don’t subscribe to the ‘if you follow me, I’ll follow you back’ mentality.
I also tend not to read a whole post if it is very long, and there are no photos to break up the text. Blogs aren’t books! I don’t want to scroll down through masses of words, especially if they are not even broken up into paragraphs.
What annoys you when you read other people’s blog posts? Refer to my blog if you like, I’m not easily offended!