As a blogger, there is nothing better than getting comments on your blog posts.
Sure not everyone is going to comment if they don’t relate to your content, and that is totally understandable.
However you could be loosing out on readers and followers by not having an easy platform to place comments on.
If you want people to comment on your blog posts then you need to make it easy for them to reply.
Seriously do you know how many blog posts I have loved, but haven’t comment on because of a crap commenting system! Yeah way too many.
Blog Commeting Option 1
(Yelling) No I do not want to use wordpress / twitter or facebook to log in! If I had a google + option then yes I may place a reply.
This particular comment system has failed on me way too many times. So when I see a blog that has this commenting system, 99% of the time I wont even bother putting in my 2 cents worth.
Blog Commenting Option 2
This system is a lot easier, because I use (and love) google, but it also gives me other options, especially the name/url option.
Blog Commenting Option 3
Another ok system is this one.
Name and email of course mandatory fields, but it gives me the option to put my website. There are no other clicking of buttons and signing in elsewhere. Clean simple and most importantly easy.
Engage your Audience
If you are serious about blogging, then you need to make commenting simple and easy.
You want as many people as possible to comment on your blog posts. Not only is it great for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), but it also indicates that your post is interesting / helpful.
Which is one of the reasons why I switched to the commenting platform Disqus.
It’s smart at eliminating SPAM.
It’s also clean, modern and easy to use.
There are other blogging platforms that you can use. Find one that YOU like, but also makes it easy for your peers to comment.
This article discusses the top three blogging platforms available.
The reason this blog post came about was due to a recent Blog Hop I participated in February.
I would have commented on a lot more blogs if I found it easier to make a comment.
The blog hop did see an increase in comments on my blog.
Also I was not asked in any form to promote or advertise Disqus. I’ve been using Disqus for nearly two years, and find it so super easy to use.