Last week I asked on my Facebook page what is the top reason that prevent people from commenting on a blog post. And I’ve got plenty of great replies that I want to share with you! So do me a favor and go through this checklist to make sure you are not making any of these mistakes.
Why? Because I want you to be successful and get plenty of comments on your blog!
Ready? Here we go:
1. You require registration.
Wait a minute, we just met and you are asking me for such a big commitment? It’s too soon, and too much of a hassle. I’ll leave.
2. You use captcha to prevent spam.
Yes, I don’t like spam either, but don’t expect that I’ll jump through the loops just to leave you a comment. I cannot figure out those crazy letters and numbers and I don’t like you testing my math skills either :)
3. You said everything about the subject already.
Well, you obviously know what you are talking about and have such a good understanding of the subject, there’s really nothing more to say. Even if I can think of a comment, I’m kinda hesitant to add one, you’ll probably laugh at me.
4. You didn’t ask.
I was expecting an invitation to say something at the end of the post, but it never came. Well, I’m a bit of a shy person myself, and I’m not used to speak without being asked.
5. You are replying late to comments.
I already commented a few times, but you didn’t reply. I mean, I even asked you a question about the post and… nada. I kept checking for a while but then I forgot. Next time I’ll go ask elsewhere.
6. You never reply to comments.
Lots of people commented already, I mean over 50 people, and you never said a “Thank you” at least. Why should I bother to comment then? I guess you won’t reply to me either.
7. You never commented on my blog.
Wait a minute, I commented a few times, actually more like 10 times. But I never see you coming to comment on my blog. I’ll continue to come, after all, I really like your content, it’s very useful, but why spending the extra 10 minutes to comment?
Hope you enjoyed it! What is your top reason for not commenting on a blog? Share with me in a comment, please! Have questions? Ask in a comment too!