I’ve had this blog idea for a while in my ideas bucket. Just today I stumbled over Michelle Schaeffer’s blog post Please, let me share your blog, and I got inspired to write my post too.
You might not be getting comments on your blog, because:
1. Your blog is not in service.
I got a comment on my blog and went to the reader’s blog to check it out and post a comment there, too. To my surprise, it said “Comments are disabled”. I looked around to see if they had a Facebook or Twitter account in sight so I can drop them a line, but nothing. They had lots of useful information, but I guess they were not encouraging conversation.
2. Your line is always busy.
I really liked a blog post and I had some meaningful things to say, but after writing up the comment and clicking to submit, nothing happened. I clicked a few times to no avail. I finally copied and stored my nice meaningful comment to post another time, but will I ever remember to do it?
3. You never returned my message.
On other blogs, I managed to submit the comment, but I never heard back. If I was following that blog, I would see that my comment never got posted, or never received a reply. Don’t get me wrong, I know people get very busy, but replying to a comment on your blog is still the right thing to do. It can be within a day, a week, a month, or a year!
What prevents you from posting comments on blogs? Please share by leaving a comment.
Update: Since this post was published, I wrote a sequel post that you can read at Please, let me comment on your blog! – part 2.