Blogging Tip #26

An important part of blog success goes beyond daily blogging. Someone has to visit your blog and read your posts. Even better, they should comment. The search engines love that. So how do you encourage commenting, beyond asking a question at the end of your post? There are four ways that pop to mind:
  • Add a status update to your Facebook page with a link and share button to your blog
  • Go to Twitter several times during the day and leave a teaser with a clickable link
  • Notify friends in online groups and leave a clickable link and ask them to comment
  • Email people on your whitelist who might relate to the post especially if you are writing about them in that post, and then ask them to share with their friends
You could also call in a few markers, but I wouldn't recommend that. Save those for something bigger. ;)


Maryannwrites said...

Thanks for the tip. Obviously the suggestion to post a link on Facebook worked for you. LOL

Anonymous said...

What is "calling in a few markers?" I'm not familiar with the term and am curious.

Also, how do you post about the blog entry on Twitter several times a day w/o seeming redundant? I'd love to learn how to do this with finesse.

N. R. Williams said...

I leave a thoughtful comment behind for my blog buddies in their blogs. I think that goes a long way to build friendship.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Or you can comment on other blogger's sites! A lot.