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#1 of 3 Old 05-19-2008, 11:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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How do I get people to read and then comment on my blog? I get an average of 50 hits a day, which seems pretty good to me, but few people leave comments. I try to write about interesting things, and ask provocative questions! What do you all do to generate a readership and elicit comments?

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Getting comments can be difficult. The best ways to get comments is to write interesting, informative or controversial threads. Also, linking to other bloggers will usually get you a few comments. And are you reading and commenting on other blogs? Reading and commenting on blogs of a similar genre is one of the best ways to get readers who then comment.

I also think you might be expecting too much out of 50 hits a day. As an example, my blogs average 250 - 300 unique hits a day with spikes of 800 or 900 and I rarely get over 4 or 5 comments.

Keep at it and try some of the techniques I mentioned.

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I also think you might be expecting too much out of 50 hits a day. As an example, my blogs average 250 - 300 unique hits a day with spikes of 800 or 900 and I rarely get over 4 or 5 comments.
I was afraid of that!

I do read and comment on other blogs, and I guess I just need to keep doing that. I've only been blogging since January, so I guess I just need to keep building things up slowly. Thanks for the feedback, snowbunny. Anyone else with ideas?

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