WHO ARE YOU BLOGGING FOR? PART 3
Stop and think more about your readers.
Do you want them to leave comments on your posts, do you want to have conversations with them?
Have you thought about the following:
• Making it easy to leave comments without having to jump thru hoops – A simple name, email, and website (optional) is all your readers should have to do to leave a comment. Maybe a captcha checkbox but nothing more! If spam bothers you, get a spam blocker.
• Replying to visitor comments – Believe it or not but visitors who leave comments would really like to know that you read what they took time to write for you! Yes, they want to see if you read their comment!
• An option for your readers to receive a notice via email if you reply to the comment they left for you – Maybe they want to engage in conversation, maybe they asked you a question and maybe you answered it but how will they know if they don’t receive a notification? For example, I use a plugin called Subscribe to Comments Reloaded. It enables those who leave a comment for me to sign up for email notification if I reply back to them.
• Those of you on WordPress and Weebly, do your readers a favor – Come up with a better solution than what those 2 platforms offer. No one wants to get those constant and annoying email reminders to subscribe to comments/confirm follow (WordPress) and confirm subscription/confirm request (Weebly)!
Have you ever thought about any of these? Do you engage and have conversations with your visitors?