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5 Reasons Why People Won’t Comment On Your Blog

July 11, 2011 | By Adrienne Smith

5 Reasons Why People Won't Comment On Your Blog Touchy subject, I know!  But have you ever wondered why your blog isn’t getting more comments?  I mean you’ve put a lot of work into each post, you’ve searched for the right keywords, you finally figured out how all this SEO stuff really works, you’ve written the killer headlines, you’ve promoted your content on social media sites, you’ve commented on other blogs and you are getting the traffic but still no positive results.

I’ve been to some blogs recently and was just really surprised to see no comments at all while others had very few. After looking their blog over, I instinctively knew why.  Here are a few tips that just may help.

1.  You Aren’t Asking for Comments

I know this seems kind of silly right!  I mean if the content is good and the people are coming then you shouldn’t have to ask.  But trust me, it’s for the best.

I use to visit blogs all the time and I read their content but you know what!  They never asked me to leave a comment so I didn’t.  Dah!  I know, seems really ridiculous but I’m serious.  I didn’t know they wanted me to leave a comment.

Now remember, you may be a pro at this and you just know that if you run across some great content then you definitely are going to leave them a comment but others just aren’t sure.

The best solution is at the end of each post ask your reader to leave a comment or open up a line of communication by asking them questions and let them know that you would appreciate them adding to the conversation.  Give it a try, you’ll be surprised.

2.   You Aren’t Sharing the Love

Yep, that’s right.  You want to share the love!  What do I mean by that?

I know that a lot of blog owners are looking for that link juice.  That’s a part of the blogging world my friend and there’s nothing wrong with that.  Getting those backlinks to their blog is how the search engines start really paying attention to their content.  Trust me, you want some of that too.

So how can you help out your fellow bloggers?  Add the CommentLuv plug-in to your blog. It gives your commenters a link back to their site and if they register at the ComLuv site they will be able to choose any one of their last 10 posts to be displayed in their comment.  It’s great exposure and a great way for their readers to follow your link back to your site.  Win/win for everyone involved.

3.  You Don’t Make It Easy For Us

So I know there is a lot of debate lately over the different types of commenting systems. Let’s see, there’s the old fashion kind (what I have here on my blog), then you have the Disque and Livefrye systems.  Some people are offended that they would be asked to sign up for yet another service before they can leave a comment so this does turn some people off.

I have gotten use to the Disque because you can comment as an Open ID but the Livefrye you have to sign up for an account.  What I really am finding interesting is that a few of the bloggers I visit regularly who recently made such a big deal about Livefrye being so cool because it will actually tracks their comments have gone back to using the good old fashion one again.   So, just take into consideration that you want to make it easy for your commenter, not turn them off.

4.  No Interaction:

Another reason for very few comments is perhaps their is no interaction taking place among the readers.

There are a few things you can do to remedy this quickly.  I have two plug-ins that I really love that help me, the blog owner, know when someone has replied to a comment and then you as a commenter, being able to add to the conversation and know when others reply.

The first one is the ReplyMe plug-in which will notify the blog owner via email when they receive a reply on an already approved comment.  The second one is the Subscribe to Comments plug-in so that the commenter can subscribe so that when others reply to their comment, they will be notified so they can remain part of the conversation.  It is especially helpful when leaving a guest post so that you can reply to what others are saying.

5.  You Don’t Care That I’m Here

Let’s face it, we all like some type of recognition that you appreciate us commenting over at your place.  Now what better way to do this than to put a Top Commenter Widget over on your sidebar so we’ll be able to see who has been visiting your blog the most and leaving their comments.

You can set this widget up any way you like either with their photos or a list of names with the number of comments they’ve made.  Either way, it’s a nice tribute to your blog commenters saying that you appreciate them being here.  It’s a very kind gesture.

Recognize Anything?

Have you noticed that some of the above is missing from your blog or maybe some of these things you haven’t implemented yet? These may be some of the reasons your blog hasn’t gotten the attention it so richly deserves.

Make these few changes and additions and watch your comments pick up.

Your turn!  Have you noticed that you receive comments because you have a lot of these things implemented over at your place?  Or are you not receiving the number of comments you would like and now understand why.  Would love to hear your comments and yes, I’ll ask for them.  I learned my lesson early on so comment away.  Please!  :-)

{ 166 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolyn
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Hi Adrienne, Great post! I love comments and will do almost anything to encourage them. Some people have suggesting emailing commenters thanking them for their comments, but I prefer using the plugins you suggested and replying to the comments directly. That way the commenters get an email but it doesn’t seem like spam.

What do you think?

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2 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Hey Carolyn,

There are times I will send an email, like if someone left a comment that I think further discussion needs to take place out of site. Or I may want to thank them or reach out to them for some reason. If I took the time to send emails to everyone, I wouldn’t get anything else done. Which is why I like these plug-ins. At least I’m on top of the comments and can get to them rather quickly to reply. That’s my take on it young lady.

Hope you have a fabulous week. See you soon over at your place. :-)

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3 Carolyn July 11, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Thanks, Adrienne, That is what I do too. :-)

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4 Carolyn July 13, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Adrienne, thanks so much for this post which has sent quite a few commenters over to my blog. Which brings up another helpful point. When you see someone else comment on a blog post, go to their blog and comment (if the subject/article are of interest to you). You already know that blogger comments on other blogs so will be over to support you on your blog. Adrienne is wonderful about that!

I try to return the favor for every commenter on my blog. I’ve even left comments at a site that sold oil drilling equipment! I never would have found that site on my own, but the blog post had great advice for hiring that could be applied to any industry.

Thanks again, Adrienne, for all of your great articles and helpful support!

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5 Adrienne Smith
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July 13, 2011 at 11:31 AM

My pleasure Carolyn, always eager to help. I do try to visit new people but I will admit, I’ve got a long list going as it is. But I will always visit someone’s site after they have left a comment on my post as well. Now I will get over there and realize that they don’t have a blog or they’re just advertising their site. Oh well, their loss. But like you, I’ve found myself commenting on topics I would have never thought about visiting before. But they were good.

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much for the advice about the iPod Touch. I do have iTunes and have downloaded a few things from time to time to listen to but I don’t want everything I have on there downloaded to this device. But I will try to play around with it some before Saturday. Maybe Thursday or Friday evening. Nothing like the last minute right!

Thanks Carolyn, you are a huge help to me. I really appreciate your advice. You’re the best girl!

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6 Carolyn
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July 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Hi Adrienne, You’re very smart not to overload your device, especially when you first get it. But you don’t have to load all of your content onto your iPod Touch, you can leave some in iTunes till you’re ready to use it. Let me know when you receive your iPod Touch and I can walk you through syncing. So excited for you to get it!

You’re a huge help to me, Adrienne. It does my heart good to think I have helped you too! :-)

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7 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Ah thanks Carolyn,

I’m really hoping I’ll get it tomorrow, Friday at the latest. Since I won’t have to overload it right away and will use it Saturday for recording, I can get to the rest of it later. I’ve waited this long right! But if I run across any difficulties you will be the first person I ask for help. I promise! Thanks so much for this, I think we just help each other. :-)

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8 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Hi carolyn,

That’s a great question. I have also thought about that. I recently received an email from a blog that I commented on, and I didn’t realize until way later that it was actually automated. I thought at the time that it was a brilliant idea, but then, I stopped and started to think again… I’m still not sure, but I think I want every interaction with the people who comment on my blog to be “live” and “personal” and “not automated”. But, I guess it might be all about who you write the email (it’s hard to make it sound like a personal and not generic, when you have to write the same email to every single person).

Jens

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9 Billy Kimbark July 11, 2011 at 9:10 AM

My friend sent me a link to this because I complain on my twitter a lot about no one commented on my new blog (barely 100 visitors so far). These seem like good ideas and will try some when I get the chance to update my blog. I’ll let you know if they work.

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10 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Hey Billy,

If you need help with implementing some other social icons that will help I wrote another post on that. Let me know and I’ll help you out. We want you to get more comments over at your place. So thanks for popping over here and hope this helped some.

Adrienne

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11 Billy Kimbark July 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Hello again.
I’m having trouble getting comluv onto my blog and their site is not helping me. Would you please let me know what I have to do.
Thanks

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12 Adrienne Smith
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July 15, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Just go to your Plugins section and click on “Add New”. In the search bar type in CommentLuv and then install it. Once it’s installed go to your settings and set the plug-in how you want. That’s all you have to do. Hope that helps.

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13 Annie Andre July 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM

And if after you install it. you should use Com Luv’s support link. They are very responsive and can help you with any issues you have. I had a problem and they responded in one day. Great turn around time.

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14 Billy Kimbark July 15, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Thanks for the help but after doing some digging it looks like I am not allowed to install plugins on my wordpress.com blog.
I’ll have to figure something else out then.

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15 Adrienne Smith
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July 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

I’m sorry, I didn’t even notice that you were using Wordpress.com. Yeah, they don’t allow a lot of plugins I’m afraid. Another great reason to host your own. Sorry about that!

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16 Annie Andre July 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM

that’s strange. R U on a self hosted or is a free wordpress blog. ?

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17 Carolyn July 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Billy, if you use CommentLuv, then your latest post will link at the bottom of the comments you post on other blogs. That’s a great way to get visitors to your blog.

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18 Ana July 11, 2011 at 9:32 AM

The biggest turn-off for me, Adrienne, is when I see that the blog owner doesn’t respond to comments – clear indicator that he/she could care less if I have an opinion, and if so, why should I bother with a comment?

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19 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Absolutely, it’s like why am I here? Isn’t that the purpose of having a blog so that others can get in on the conversation? Or at least that’s what I prefer. I end up learning a lot from my commenters so I welcome their input.

Thanks Ana for your input. Hope you enjoy your day!

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20 Brankica
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July 11, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Hey Adrienne, I want to say that as far as I remember, you can’t register on ComLuv site anymore, the plugin has changed and you need to either let people register on your own blog or set the plugin to allow anyone to chose 10 posts.

I am one of the bloggers that went to Livefyre and back although I haven’t done it to “track comments” (not sure in what sense). Anyway, the system is great. It brought many new readers to my blog when people mentioned them on Twitter through the comment. The reason I went back is because I could not edit a single comment which had a link in it and the commenter wanted to edit the link. However, they are rolling out new features and I am waiting for them to go back to it.

I agree on giving some love back to your commenters, but after the CL plugin update I removed it and for now have no plans of putting it back.

Did it lower the number of comments I receive? No. Some people stopped commenting because of it but new came. When you see people stop commenting on your blog because you removed Cl that says more about them than about you and your blog. Are they there just for links?

I give love in a better way. My comments are nofollow anyway, from day one, but I reward people with dofollow links from my posts and by giving them free ad space on my blog from time to time. I think that is better than a nofollow link :)

And then the main thing is – your friends will always comment on your posts, but how do we get the lurkers out??? Cause they don’t care about all the plugins and links :) Those are the ones I want to see commenting :)

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21 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Oh wow, thanks for that Brankica, so no more registering. See, I just updated my plug-in so I knew I had already done all of that. I did notice that I had to change some settings though. Since I registered some time back, I knew that part was already done. See, learned something new.

I could have sworn you had switched over to Livefrye and was surprised you had switched back. I would think that would be a big downfall not being able to edit comments when people include things in them you don’t want approved. I can see where that would be a downfall. Guess they realized that was a feature they needed updating. But, I’m registered so bring it on.

So why did you remove the CL plug-in? I’m curious! I would hope that the majority of my readers aren’t here for that reason alone but it sure does make it convenient to follow links to other people’s blogs. The post title alone is what entices me and I’m happy it has. I wouldn’t have found some of the bloggers I now visit regularly had it not been for that.

Thanks for taking the time to share all of this with me Brankica. Your blog rocks so anyone visiting is going to learn something and have a big take away. Link juice or not! And I know all in all, that’s the reason I’m here. The rest if just an added bonus. :-)

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22 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Interesting information about ComLuv, thanks.

I was commenting frequently on a blog with ComLuv installed and when the blog owner removed the plug-in I found I commented less. Why? The reason is the blog owner didn’t respond to 90% of the comments left but with the ComLuv plug-in I still felt engaged by the blog’s other readers. I still read the blog, as I have for many months, but I leave comments less often. I find commenting to be about engagement. No one wants to sit there and talk to themselves.

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23 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM

So really you quit responding mainly because the blog owner didn’t interact with his readers. The Comment Love plug-in is a wonderful addition in my opinion mainly because I can follow other people’s posts over to their place. Just reading a comment from someone I don’t know doesn’t always spark my interest. But seeing their headline gets my curiosity up. The engagement with the readers can sometimes be more fun! :-)

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24 Carolyn July 11, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Brankica, I’m also curious why you deleted CommentLuv? It’s one of my favorite plugins!

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25 Brankica
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July 11, 2011 at 4:36 PM

1. I switched to Livefyre and removed all the commenting plugins. When I went back to regular WP commenting system I just didn’t put them back.

2. ComLuv changed and I never got around to digging into it and learning everything about the new version. I just have too many sites and clients and kinda had to prioritize. I also didn’t like how most people have it set up on their blogs and I didn’t want it like that on mine. Another thing related to the change of plugin is that I often have plugins clash and break down my blog. Sometimes it isn’t visually noticeable but they change my link structure and much more. To make sure all that doesn’t happen, I need time to get into the plugin update.

3. I saw several people comment that they will not comment on my blog because I switched to Livefyre or removed CL. And then some others joined and agreed. I don’t want them to comment for that reason and it is easy to keep people like those away.

4. Sometimes I can see people making a big deal out of someone changing anything like that, it is CL or another comment plugin, or something third. I don’t see anyone making objections to some bigger blogs than mine, where they have no plugins for commenters, they are nofollow. Why would my blog have to have that and those don’t.

5. Since getting the PR on a lot of pages, I got so many new comments from people I have never seen. If there wasn’t for CL most of them would not be there. It is easier for me to weed them out by not even attracting them than spend 30 minutes every day moderating comments.

I invited people numerous times to send me the links to their best posts every two weeks to include it in my bi-weekly round up. In last 6 months I received 2 links!!! Only 2 people wanted do follow link from the post (and those count a lot). Instead of chasing CLs most of those people could have just asked me to link to their posts.

I guess I could write a book about the reasons I removed it.

The interesting thing is that many blogs removed it lately (I won’t name them but I am sure you visit them) but no one ever said anything to them.

Anyway, do you think these are good reasons?

PS Hope no one gets it wrong, I was just trying to explain.

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26 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Wow Brankica, thanks so much for coming back and answering this for us. I can totally understand now and will agree that they are good reasons. Of course you certainly didn’t have to give us any explanation but I we appreciate it just the same. Helps us understand some of what’s going on behind the scenes you know. You are so much more of a wordpress whiz that I am, like you didn’t already know that. I just know what I know and sometimes am slow at learning new things. Which is why I ask a lot of questions and am still behind the times with other things. But that’s okay, I catch up eventually. :-)

What I will say is that is your blog and you have every right to do what you want with it. Me personally? Heck, I’ll comment no matter what you do or don’t have over there cause I just like you and think your information rocks. For those types of friends, I’ll do the same. For others, not so much. :-)

If people take this the wrong way, oh well! I asked, you answered, I appreciate it! You still rock girl! :-) Right Carolyn?

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27 Carolyn July 11, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Brankica, thank you kindly for resounding to my question. I didn’t mean to challenge you, I just wanted learn from a top blogger. It’s tough to get comments on my blog, I think because people are intimidate by the subject of tech?

Interesting that you think CommentLuv might interfere with other plugins. I have a few that won’t work now (Smileys, Page Navi and Alexa Rank). But even if CommentLuv is the reason, I’m keeping it because comments are a priority for me. If I had 30, 40 or 100 per post, I might feel differently.

Adrienne, I agree with you about using Avatars for Top Commenters, but I have quite a few commenters don’t have avatars so they wouldn’t get due credit without my list. But I don’t like it seeming like a race either.

Both the blog post and comments are fascinating, thanks, Adrienne!

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28 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Thanks Carolyn, I can see where the avatars might now be as beneficial over at your place. Guess you’ll have to teach them how easy it is to create their own. :-)

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29 Mouh
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM

I did notice a change after installing those plugins. Believe it or not, I ignored them before and thought they weren’t useful! But I have come to realize their importance. I once asked someone a question as a comment, but got no reply. I was asking why when it dawned on me “well, suppose he can’t remember my blog name, how is he going to get my question?” Then I realized the importance of some plugins. I expected him to remember my blog name and visit back, Lol!

Mouh
:)

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30 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 10:50 AM

I know the feeling Mouh… I visit some blogs and I know they are eventually going to reply so I have to write myself a note to go back and look because I know they don’t have some of these plug-ins. Then I get busy and forget because I have so much going and feel bad that I didn’t make it back over there. All it takes its one little plug-in. Think how much more conversations would be going on if we only knew they were continuing! :-)

Glad you got that all taken care of. I see you getting a lot more comments to your posts now. As you should because you share some awesome stuff. By the way, I’ll see you soon.

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31 Mouh
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM

I have just visited a blog that use an annoying commenting system. You have to comment as Google Account, LiveJournal, WordPress, TypePad, AIM, OpenID, Name/URL, etc. How annoying! I REALLY didn’t like that.

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32 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 11:02 AM

I don’t care for them either but I use the Open ID when I comment. I have found at times that there is an error with that so after trying a few times I’ll just quit and leave without getting my comment approved. All I can say is that it’s their blog and they can have whatever system they want. I would just hope they would want to make it easier for their readers. Thanks for sharing Mouh!

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33 Benny
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July 11, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I’ll agree with you and Ana and say no interaction makes me not comment! If i go to an old post and see a few comments but no replies, I’m not commenting.

I learned too to ask for comments. Extend the discussion. Have your readers share their thoughts. Helps so much.

I really can’t recommend ReplyMe enough for bloggers who want to build community and get more comments. I’ve had a couple people recently email me to ask what plugin I used. I’ll leave comments regularly on blogs but they don’t choose to use that plugin. They must have their reasons but I believe it helps so much more than any negative benefits.

Great post for anyone looking for more comments!!

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34 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Hey Benny, I’m right here with you. Why wouldn’t you want to help others get more into the conversation? Obviously they have their reasons so all we can do is try to help them a little because they just may not know. But once you know better, you’re suppose to do better! Right! :-)

Thanks for stopping by, always enjoy seeing you.

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35 Chrysta Bairre
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July 11, 2011 at 1:36 PM

I was receiving very few comments on my blog before I read the suggestion to engage readers by asking a question. My comments have increased since I started asking a question at the end of my entries.

I also noticed a large increase in my comments when I started commenting more on other blogs. I truly love ComLuv and have received quite a few clicks on my blog that way. I am much more motivated to reply to a blog that is using ComLuv because it will automatically link to a recent blog entry.

Sometimes I have a blog entry that relates to post I’m commenting on and I tend to feel a little uncomfortable pasting a link to my blog in the comment- even when it’s relevant. ComLuv allows me to be linked without feeling spammy.

I’m working on moving my blog to a self-hosted site and can’t wait to install ComLuv on my blog!

Great tips, thanks Adrienne!

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36 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Thanks Chrysta, I appreciate your comment on this post.

By asking a question and getting your readers engaged, it not only adds to the conversation but I’ve stated numerous times that I learn a lot from my readers. I love the conversations that take place there a lot of the times.

I have found the CommentLuv plug-in to be a wonderful addition to a blog. Like I mentioned before, I have found a lot of blogger through following them over to their place. Had that not been there, I wouldn’t have paid much attention. For the most part that is. You are right too, it’s not like you feel like a spammer including your link in a comment. This way you can chose the relevant post that their readers may want to read as well.

Good luck with that move, I’m sure it will all go well. Look forward to checking out the look of your new one.

Thanks again for your input. Always appreciated.

Adrienne

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37 Justin
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July 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Hey Adrienne,
CommentLuv was the main reason that my blog went from 4 comments to over 70 on one post. I highly recommend that all new bloggers add ComLuv in order to get comments on their blog.

I prefer to not comment on blogs that I have to login to do so. I had Disqus for a few weeks before I added ComLuv. I added the top commenters gravatar widget and that definitely keeps the regulars coming back plus giving them an extra incentive to keep commenting.

Great advice here as always Adrienne. :)

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38 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Hey Justin,

WOW, I mean WOW!!! That’s a huge increase on just one post… I bet you were doing a happy dance my friend, I know I would be!

I’ve never tried any of the other commenting systems, I like what I have to be hones with you. But I like simple and easy so I stick with that. The top commenter widget is a really nice way to let your readers see who comments the most over at your place. Plus it gives them recognition in my eyes and I know I appreciate them always coming back for more. But I do appreciate everyone commenting on my blog.

Thanks for your input and for sharing some results you’ve had. If that doesn’t convince people, I don’t know what will.

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39 Financial Samurai
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July 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM

I average about 30-40 comments on each of the 400 posts on Financial Samurai. Donno why, but it’s fun to engage.

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40 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Who cares why, you’re getting them right! I love replying to all of mine as well. I’m sure you could tell. :-)

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41 Marianne Worley
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July 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve found that asking questions at the end of a post is a must if you want to start a discussion. As a commenter, it’s so helpful when the blogger gives me a little push in the right direction before I lose my train of thought!

If I’m determined to comment on something, the only thing that will stop me is technical problems with the commenting system. I’ve had this happen with recently with livefyre. Suddenly, it would just “forget” who I was and I’d be forced to clear my cache and close and re-open my browser to get it to work again. This would probably be too much trouble for many potential commenters.

Since I’m not technically savvy enough to troubleshoot these types of issues, I’m sticking with WordPress and Commentluv. I also use the ReplyMe and Subscribe plugins. Maybe I’ll try the Top Commenter plugin too. I’ll have to check to make sure it works with my Headway theme. I like how you just see the avatar, instead of seeing a number too. I don’t want people to feel like they’re being “graded” based on their comments!

Thanks for sharing Adrienne. I always like to learn about new things to try and best practices for blogging.

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42 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Hi Marianne,

I like the questions too. I’ll start with those with my comment and then I feel like I am part of the conversation and that you really do care about my opinion and my thoughts on the topic. Makes you feel included. I like that!

In the beginning I found them to be rather discouraging as well but when some of my blogging buddies switched over, I made a point to learn how to deal with it because I still wanted to comment on their blog. Others, I might skip the process to be honest with you. I do like easy!

Ah girl you don’t have to be a techie, I’m sure not. I always like to say that if I can do this anyone can. Trust me on that. I like the avatar showing as well on the Top Commenter widget because it’s not a race to see who can beat who. They just happen to be the ones who have left the most comments at my place, that’s all. And they should be recognized for it. I know it makes me feel good when I see my smiling face over on someone’s sidebar! Don’t you?

Thanks Marianne, as always a pleasure.

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43 Marcus Baker
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July 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I have to say that I have implemented your excellent tips for some time and I am sure that they all contribute to encouraging people to leave comments at the end of my posts. ‘

I am not a fan of third party commenting systems however. I find using Comment Luv does an amazing job.

Interestingly enough I have just removed a top supporters widget from my blog although I am using a different plugin to keep track of comments within my admin area.

The reason why is that over the last month especially I have seen a huge increase in spam comments and someone suggested that the plugin you recommend and which I was using is responsible so now I am just testing to see. Have you noticed an increase in spam yourself?

Another reason why some people don’t comment on blogs is because they choose to stay invisible. I have just written a post about this since it really is madness. If you want to do business you must connect with others and to do this you must be visible. Leaving comments on blogs is a great way to achieve this in part.

Thanks for sharing these tired and tested pointers Adrienne. :)

~Marcus

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44 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Hey Marcus,

That I don’t doubt my friend as I’m sure most of my blogging buddies have done the same.

I’ve had the top commenters widget on my blog almost all year and I have not seen any increase in my spam. That’s kind of odd that that plug-in would have anything to do with that. But no harm in testing it right! Will be interested to see what your results end up being.

They choose to stay invisible. Now that’s a new one to me. Why would they want to do that unless it’s an affiliate blog where they are under an assumed name. Why else would you have blog if you didn’t want it to get some recognition? The best way to do that is by commenting. But obviously like you said, some people are doing that. I’ll have to be sure and read your post. Thanks for sharing that Marcus.

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45 Allyson Stewart July 11, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Hey, Adrienne.

Your post gives me something to think about. I’ve been searching for some good plug-ins for comments, so thanks for including some of the plug-ins you use. As you know, most of my comments were closed before. But thanks to your suggestion (a few months back), I started opening them up.

I recently added the CommentLuv plug-in as well (and love it!). I like the idea of giving commenters a way to display their recent posts. It’s another way to say thanks. And of course, I got the idea from visiting other blogs, including yours.

I’ll have to put a few of your other tips into use too.

Thanks and take care!
Allyson

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46 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Hi Allyson,

Glad you enjoyed this post and had some take aways. These tips really will help improve the communication you have with your bloggers as well as them knowing when you’ve replied to their comment in case they want to come back for more. It’s always suggested that when you do reply, ask another question and keep the conversation going. With the replyme plug-in, they will be notified that there is another response. It’s great.

Happy to hear this has been helpful. Also appreciate it when you visit. Take care and have a great day!

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47 Allyson Stewart July 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Thanks… And by the way, I’m bookmarking this page so I can refer back to some of the plug-ins and tips later on. Have a great day as well.

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48 Adrienne Smith
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July 12, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Ah thanks Allyson and if you ever need any help with which plug-ins are great for your blog, I’ve got a PDF that will help. Give me a shout and I’ll hook you up. :-)

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49 Sam July 12, 2011 at 2:58 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I want to add one more point here. You’re posting a good post but you’re using very difficult language or technical language to tell everything and your readers are not understanding it. So you won’t get any comment, there should be no doubt.

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50 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Hey Sam,

I do the best I can to explain things in simple terms. That’s the way I learn as well. I’m sorry if you don’t understand some of my language but it’s the only way I know how to get my point across. Thanks for sharing this though. I know not everyone who visits my blog will be a fan. :-)

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51 Sam July 14, 2011 at 1:01 AM

Oh no!!! I’m not saying that you used difficult language… ;) I was just telling one of the reason of not getting comments. Don’t take me wrong. :)

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52 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM

OH, thanks for clearing that up Sam… I appreciate you letting me know. I thought I wasn’t explaining things well! That’s a load off! :-) lol…

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53 Annie Andre July 12, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I absolutely love the comment luv plugin. And i use all of the above methods you mentioned. I wanted to add that statistics show that abour 80 percent of readers won’t don’t leave comments. I have friends who read my blog and family too but they never leave a comment. I started getting comments on my blog after i began leaving comments on other peoples blogs that i cared about. Like yours.
I’ve also read comments on other peoples blogs and followed the links back to their blog to find new peoples blogs to read.

That’s how i found you. Thanks Adrienne. love reading your posts. they are always a good sounding board for me to stay up to day…

cheers,
Annie

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54 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Hey Annie,

I know.. I will post something on my Facebook wall that I want my friend to see and they will go to the post and read it but never leave a comment. But I was guilty of the same thing early on which is why I stated that no one told me to. Just don’t understand when I’m asking people to comment why they still aren’t. But that’s okay I guess. Live and learn right!

Thanks Annie and I love CommentLuv too. It’s how I have found a lot of blogs so I’m thankful for that. Always appreciate you visiting and I’ll be by your place later. :-)

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55 Michael
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Hi Adrienne –

Again you make some great points. This is really something I need to focus on. Getting more comments on my blog. Before I starting optimizing my comments section I got no comments at all. Now I am getting some but not nearly to the level you have on your blog. You are doing a great job getting 50+ comments per blog post (well 25 new ones and 25 of yours). Overall you are doing a great job and I am slowly learning from your ways :).. Keep up the great content.

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56 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Hey Michael,

Always a pleasure to see you here young man and I need to stop by your place as well. Visiting other people’s blogs and leaving comments is a great way to start getting some recognition, that’s for sure. The more you visit, the more return visitors you will start see show up. And we all know what starts to happen once your blog starts getting recognized a lot more. We don’t want you to be among those that people won’t leave comments but your blog has come a long way. Great job.

Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate your input as always. See you soon.

Adrienne

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57 Ashvini
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Hey Adrienne,

I am not a fan of livefry( I cant even spell it ;) ). I have to give my some id ( twitter, fb and all ) even when I am ready to write name, email and website. It is really not very good but what can we do when friends have installed it on their blog( we have to still ride with them in their clunky car ;) ) .
I absolutely luv comm or commluv :) on my and others blog and I think a lot of comments happen because we all need links not only for G to give page rank but also check out recent interesting blog posts.
I installed disqus and I say it looks very professional but there is no commentluv over there so I decided to get back to default.
This post is a very good guide to people who do not understand what is wrong with their comment system. I will have to still follow up on call to action a little bit more.
I learned once again many things from you today. Thanks

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 1:16 PM

I agree with you Ashvini… If my friends are changing over to these other commenting systems, I won’t stop commenting. I may not like them but I do think they are worth the time. Other people who are new probably won’t waste their time though.

Comment Luv is fabulous and like you, I’ve found a lot of new blogs because of it. The blog title alone enticed me to go check out their place. And boy am I glad I did. What a wonderful invention. :-)

Glad this post was helpful. You are implementing wonderful things over at your place so keep up the great work. Glad we connected my friend.

Have a beautiful day!

Adrienne

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59 Flo July 12, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Hi Adrienne,

It’s my first time here and you actually made me comment! :)

I completely agree with No. 2. Thousands of people may read a blog daily but only a tiny percentage will take a few moments to comment on a post. And if those kind commenters get a link back to their site in the process, I don’t think that is too much to ask of the blog owner. As you perfectly put it, win-win for everybody.

If a blog owner is grumpy about this, he should disable comments. Even if it is your friends commenting, they are there for the links, if not they wouldn’t leave their website address, would they?

Sometimes I comment on blogs because I think I have something to add to the post even when the blog owner does not reply to comments. Maybe a passer-by may read my comments and learn something from it.

Thanks to you, I have seen some people I will follow to their blogs to go comment. Ladies and Gents, watch out, here I come! I promise I won’t be commenting for links … lol :)

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60 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Hi Flo,

Well welcome and I’m glad you made the choice to leave a comment. That makes me truly happy! :-)

We may be here for the link juice but I will admit, once I got into this that was soon put on the back burner. I love the Comment Luv plug-in because like you, once you are on someone’s blog and you scan through the comments and see a few you liked, you check out the title of their latest blog post and you instantly know whether you’d like to go and check that one out too. That’s the way I’ve built some awesome relationships along with having learned an awful lot while I’ve been here. I really do associate with some darn smart people Flo! It’s been a wonderful experience.

I know that my readers will be honored to have you stop by their place. You are going to find some wonderful friends through visiting my site so this has definitely been a win/win young lady.

Thank you for taking the time and for leaving your wonderful thoughts with me. I really appreciate it! Hope you’ll stop back by some time. Looking forward to it.

Adrienne

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61 Paul July 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Adrienne,

Thanks for all the great suggestions! Once again you’re providing tons of value. I just recently started using the commentluv plugin and have started seeing loads more comments on my new posts. Will definitely check out the other tools you’ve listed here.

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62 Adrienne Smith
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July 12, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Thanks Paul, I appreciate your comment. Glad to hear your visitors are picking up since using CommentLuv. That’s awesome news! :-)

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63 Peter G. James Sinclair July 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Thanks Adrienne…

Love this post….as a fellow blogger I have had to slowly but surely learn the value of following your wonderful suggestions….I guess it’s all about making the connection with your audience and knowing that people don’t only care about what you know – but rather that you care.

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64 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Hey Peter,

Thank you, I appreciate that. LOL!!! I had to learn these all the hard way my friend and slowly too! :-)

It’s great when you do connect and are able to help others learn along the way. And yes, caring is key! I do care, too much sometimes but I love that I’m able to help others which that in itself is so worth this journey.

Thank you for your kind response. Really appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Hope you have enjoyed your day!

Adrienne

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65 Martin July 12, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Ok, i’ll give the “ask for comments” a try. Normally i leave comments whenever i have something to say. Regardless of what the blogger wants :)
But maybe people really react better when there’s something expected of them.

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 12, 2011 at 8:06 PM

It’s so funny Martin but some people need to be told what to do. It’s like when they land on someone’s site and if there isn’t a clear message of what you want from your readers, you aren’t going to get it. It should be obvious but I know from experience. You don’t know what you don’t know. So, let’s just help them along. Thanks for this! Appreciate it!

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67 Martin July 16, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Haha, i guess most people browsing the net have time to waste and are partially bored, that’s probably why they need someone to tell them what to do.
Hm… i’ll take your word on it, you know more about this stuff than i do anyway.

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68 Adrienne Smith
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July 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Well if it will get them to comment on my blog, I have no problem asking now! So thank you Martin for your comment, I appreciate it! :-) You’re too sweet!

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69 Ross July 13, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Some blog owners reply each of their commentator as you are doing, and that is why commentators like to post comments because they have good interaction with the writer and they can solve their confusion about the topic. Apart from all, commentator need some solid thing like a do-follow link. Comment love is providing this very well.

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70 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Hi Ross,

I think that replying to each comment is the best way to actually interact with your readers. do visit a few blogs where the blog owner never responds to their comments which I find somewhat odd but I do interact with them other places so I’ll continue visiting.

A lot of blogs are already “dofollow” blogs, like this one, but the CommentLuv plug-in helps get your information noticed so much easier and is a quicker way for your information to be shared as well. Great plug-in.

Thanks for the visit and appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Adrienne

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71 James July 13, 2011 at 3:49 AM

Thanks for sharing this information. I have observed it too in my blog’s traffic. Some of my visitors are from my comments from other blogs!

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I love it when new visitors follow you back over to your place and like your information so much they feel the need to comment. What a wonderful feeling, isn’t it James?

Thanks for sharing my friend.

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73 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Interesting and I have seen good posts with little activity and have wondered why. When I started posting, I just wrote and actually I still do. I don’t think I knowingly have written anything with SEO in mind. Maybe I should pay more attention to those things, but it sounds like work to me…………….:).

Your points are valid and if you addressed them I would think you could increase traffic. I must be doing some of them because people are definitely showing up but mine has been more from dumb luck than anything.

Thanks for sharing this, your readers will find this very beneficial.

Hope your week has been going well and I’ll see you around later.

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM

I don’t know how things started out for you Bill but I do know that you started visiting other people’s blogs and commenting. You also come across as a genuine guy and we can see that from the way you write. That makes us want to visit even more. Your blog traffic picked up as did your comments cause we just like you. You don’t have to worry about writing with SEO in mind. I always say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

I’ve had some people share with me that as they implemented some of what I’ve mentioned their traffic and their comments actually did increase. So these suggestions will definitely benefit some. You my friend, nothing to worry about. We just like visiting your place. You always leave the light on! :-)

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75 Bill Dorman
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July 13, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Awww, that was a nice thing to say…………:). I’m smiling………

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76 Adrienne Smith
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July 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

:-) Me too!

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77 Adam
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July 13, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Adrienne,

These are great set of tips my friend.

You are so right about Disqus and other similar commenting system that requires one to sign up. Now that is a huge turnoff for me personally. I ‘d be like NOOOO (O:

Ever since I installed Reply me plugin, I did see a significant change in people interacting more in my blog. I haven’t used the subscribe to comments plugin yet. But you know what, I am fixing to install it right now after I am done with this comment.

Thanks for these great tips. There is so much I learn from you every time we connect and converse Adrienne.

You are awesome!

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78 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Hi Adam,

Glad you enjoyed the post and the tips I shared. I’m with you, I don’t care for the systems I have to sign up with. It’s just something else I have to keep track of that I really don’t personally use or need but for those blogs that have it and they are good blogging buddies, I’ll continue to do it. For them!

I’ve been to a few blogs and the posts are awesome but there is no way for me to know that they responded to my comment. And let’s face it, we all lead busy lives so we need that reminder to let us know that someone has said something and we may want to respond. I think it was Monday that I probably went back to one comment I left on a post 4 times. We just kept chatting and had a good time. What can I say, it’s a great plug-in that let’s me know I can keep things going.

As always Adam, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by. Glad I’m able to help you with things where I was thinking it’s the other way around. :-)

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79 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM

NO COMMENT!

I just crack myself up sometimes ………….

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80 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I’m over here shaking my head Jeffrey! I’m so happy you find yourself so entertaining! :-) You my friend are something else! In a good way that is…

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81 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Well I want you to know Adrienne that ….. well that …….. it’s a full-time job being me …. you know. :)

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82 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Sure hope it’s not too hard! LOL!!! :-)

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83 Connie McKnight July 13, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Adrienne,
Your point on “They don’t make it easy for us” was spot on. I leave a comment if I have an opinion on the post, but otherwise I don’t bother. But if I have to subscribe or jump through some other hoop, I usually don’t bother, even if I have an opinion.

I use Comment Reply Notification which is similar ReplyMe. I haven’t tried Subscribe to Comments plug-in, but I’ll give it a try.

What you’re doing is obviously working. At the time I posted my comment, you had 73 comments – WOW! Thanks for the ideas.

Connie

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84 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Hi Connie,

I’ve written a few other posts about people not making it easy for us to comment and share. Like us wanting to share their information so although they have the social icons up, they aren’t connected to their accounts so they have no idea who is sharing their information. I’ve written quite a few now so at least some have taken notice. We really do want to comment and share, really we do!

I use to use the ThankMe plug-in, I believe that was the name, but I wasn’t receiving the replies. I love this one. The subscribe to comment is great if there is a particular topic you are really passionate about and want to be a part of that conversation. Not just with your own comment but everyone else’s too. It’s great for that. If you write a guest post and want to come back and be a part of all the comments left on a post it’s really great for that.

I do like to make things easy, hopefully no more excuses. :-)

Thanks Connie, great to see you again. Hope all is well with you.

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85 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Hi Adrienne

Oh! Go then … I’ll leave a comment! :-) Hope all is well with you Adrienne not working too hard?

Loved the post, full of great advice on getting comments. I use CommentLuv and have been for a while now and personally I Iove it.

I think the best way to build up your comment rate is to “Blog Hop” and like you said “share the Love”.

There are some tremendous posts out there full of great advice and information which we can learn from, and it’s also fun! What’s that saying “Care and Share”

I welcome comments from my readers and their input I also recommend they read the comments and replies as they can often add a wealth of information to the original post.

Before I sign off Adrienne I just noticed your Tag Cloud it’s great, How do go about getting that set up on my blog? I like the rotating 3d effect!

Great post as always, keep them coming …. I’ll follow and I’ll comment! ;-)

Catch up soon

Ian

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86 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Hi Ian, welcome back my friend.

Thank you for adding to this conversation as well, I appreciate that. Blog hopping is one of my favorite pastimes. You are right too, you can learn an awful lot just from the comments. They have really helped me a lot and I’ve learned so much from other people’s contributions from their comments.

The Tag Cloud is a plug-in called WP-Cumulus. You can get that plug-in by clicking here. Glad you like that one, I do too. Makes it look kind of cool don’t you think!

Thanks Ian… Have a great afternoon my friend.

Adrienne

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87 Rick Byrd
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Hey Adrienne:

Sorry it has been a while since I have commented here but I have been reading your posts.

Anyway, now I know why you never comment on my blog anymore. Just kidding!

I remember sometime last year asking someone why I wasnlt getting any blog comments and they asked me “did you ask them to comment or did you ask for their opinion”. That stuck with me. If we just write a post and that’s it all we have done it provide information and we have not created an inventation for comments.

I really enjoyed the post!

Thanks,

- Rick

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88 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Hey Rick,

It’s been awhile my friend but glad to hear you’ve been by. What, you haven’t been leaving a comment? Hey, I’ve been asking!!! :-) LOL…

I learned the hard way too Rick, I use to not ask. I didn’t know any better, I thought people would just comment. Dah! Hey, at least we know now right! Better late than never.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise to head over to your place soon. See you there.

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89 Vitaly Tennant
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Sweet post Adrienne, although that’s a given. Absolutely right about showing recognition to others, as they tend to do the same back. I’ve personally tried many comment systems myself, and have been pleased with intense debate comment system. As it offers many features, all sorts of logins, and much more (not swaying anyone’s decision of course) … but if you’re looking at options … something to consider.
Enjoyed the post!

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90 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Thanks Vitaly, always appreciate your input. I just recently heard about the intense debate system. Of course it’s pretty obvious I’m not up on all of those. I do love old faithfuls so will just have to take your word on that. :-)

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91 Linda July 14, 2011 at 4:45 PM

All good pointers here Adrienne!

I personally avoid any type of blog that tells me I have to login or sign up – it’s not worth my time – and I certainly don’t need to remember a login each time I go to a blog.

Comment Luv is essential in my opinion, while I have been to other bloggers sites and they claim they don’t like it, that is their choice, but they don’t know how it really works, in my opinion.

I sometimes forget to ask for comments..lol.

If you have it set so that all comments need to be approved, you would know that someone commented on someone else’s comment, wouldn’t you?

I do care that you were at my blog, I will have to install that sometime.

Thanks for the wonderful tips!
Linda

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92 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Thanks Linda, I appreciate that! Always great to hear from you.

You would know that someone commented but the person who did the commenting wouldn’t know that you replied. If you continue to ask questions in your comment, you can keep the conversation going that way. That’s what makes the ReplyMe plug-in so great. Hope that helped.

Thanks again for your comment. Have a great evening.

Adrienne

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93 Benjamin July 15, 2011 at 6:38 AM

Also, it is good to make sure the content of a blog post presents the readers with an opinion. People love to contribute their thoughts on the opinions of others… especially on the Internet.

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94 Adrienne Smith
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July 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

You are so right Benjamin, writing a post that gives people reasons to contribute is key. Some like to write posts that are controversial while others want to get people to thinking. I do my best but don’t always accomplish that. But great point, thank you for adding that

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95 Bernard Katz July 16, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Hi Adrienne,
I found this post very informative along with the comments that others left! One question that I do have is that I just created a new updated website using wordpress for the first time replacing my old site which did not incorporate commenting. The new site is not a hardcore blog, but I would like to encourage more dialog with people. Are these plugins, like comment Luv, more geared towards blog sites or can most types of sites really benefit them.

I guess what I am saying is it seems like these are meant more for blogger to blogger and back to blogger vs connecting with customers who aren’t bloggers.

Yes, I am a newbie trying to wrap my head around the best way connect with people. I do agree that I don’t want to jump through hoops to leave a comment nor would I want my customers to either.

Any thoughts would be appreciated! I do respect the fact that you respond to the comments kindly with good insight.

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96 Adrienne Smith
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July 16, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Hi Bernard,

Congrats on that new blog, I had incorporated my old static website into this blog so I know it feels great to start blogging.

These types of plug-ins are made strictly for WordPress. The CommentLuv plug-ins gives the person who leaves a comment on your blog the opportunity to choose out of the last 10 posts they wrote which one they would like your readers to see. It helps your readers find new blogs but at the same time gives you a backlink from their site as well. People linking to your blog will help eventually get the attention of the search engines which will help you move up in the ranks some. Did you find that explanation helpful?

Can’t wait to visit your blog and see what you’ve done so expect seeing me over there soon. :-) Thanks Bernard!

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97 Bernard Katz July 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Thanks for your response! This has been very helpful and informative!

Thanks again!
Bernard

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98 Adrienne Smith
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July 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

My pleasure Barnard! :-)

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99 Barry Wells
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July 16, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Hi Adrienne, I couldn’t agree more.

I comment on some blogs and see they have no link luv at all and I really wonder why that is. The tools needed are all free and easy to install and to be honest I think comment luv is one of the best plugins available, especially since it’s recent update.

I also visit blogs where the owner never replies to comments and find it quite offending especially when I see people, including myself, asking questions and never getting a reply. Or worse still is when they leap frog comments and reply to their “Pals” or associates. I play a mental game now and scroll down the comments slowly checking each name and guessing whether it’ll have a reply or not.

The worst of it is that i’m on some of these peoples lists and receive an email telling me about the blog post, then a few days later when they haven’t received many comments they send out another email.

I’ve just written a blog post about the benefits of blog hopping and in the post I mention my blogging philosophy. I find something that I don’t like whilst blogging I don’t do it on my blog, if a person is good enough to read the post and leave a comment then the least i can do is reply to the comment.

If everyone had the same view it would be a much better experience for everyone and we’d all get so much more from it.

Evenetually I’ll stop commenting on these blogs, as i have with many of them already.

Another great topic covered Adrienne, let’s just hope that some of the offenders get off their thrones and come and read it ;)

Catch up again soon my friend,

Respect and Regards, Barry

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100 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Hey Barry, as always it’s a pleasure to see you.

I want to think that the people who don’t have these types of plug-ins set up just don’t know any better. Now if you visit a blog that’s been around for awhile and gets a good bit of traffic already then we know that’s another story altogether.

Like you, I’ll continue leaving comments on certain blogs even if they aren’t replying but after awhile if that continues I will eventually just move on. I read the post because I enjoy the topics and I comment because I have something to say and like to show my support. But when the blog owner doesn’t care to participate then why should I continue to spend my time there when it’s obvious they don’t appreciate it.

I’ll be over later to read that post. I spent my entire day at some training and just wanted to get my comments up to date so I promise to swing by in the next couple of days. Looking forward to reading that post my friend.

Thanks again and see you soon.

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101 Peggy Baron July 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Hi Adrienne,

You’ve written about a somewhat touchy topic for some. Yes, we all want comments for a number of reasons. I think it’s a matter of reversing it and looking at what makes you NOT comment on another’s blog.

Sometimes it’s about the content itself, right? If the poster has said everything and there’s nothing left for me to say, I might not leave a comment. If they’ve said it in a way that I don’t feel comfortable jumping in with a comment, then I don’t. Or if it’s way above my head, I certainly won’t comment! When the post is really, really long and only marginally interesting then my short attention span goes somewhere else. :)

Thanks, Adrienne. You’ve made some excellent points and given me another plugin to check out now!

Peggy

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102 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Hi Peggy,

You are right, this can be a very touchy subject for some but that won’t stop me from writing about it! :-)

You are also so right on Peggy. I admit there have been times I’ve read a post from someone I admire and want to leave an intelligent comment but am either lost for words or there’s not much left to say! If they ask questions at the end of the post at least you have something to start with but again, sometimes that isn’t even enough. Not for me. There are still a lot of subjects that are way over my head I admit. So I’ll just move on and hit them up the next time around. Great point young lady.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Oh goodie, you found another plug-in you like! Awesome!

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103 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I can definitively related. I have been doing all the mistakes that you have listed above and then some. It’s hard to say that one of them is more important than the other, but to me, sharing the love and helping other people is probably what I think works the best. And, I’m not just saying leaving a short “thank you for the fantastic post” comment on a blog just as a thank you. We need to actually give advice, and help out in order to get something back.

I’ve read several blog posts about tacticts to get more comments (and traffic), and some say that we should just leave comments and then we’ll get comments. Like it’s Twitter and if we follow people, they’ll follow us back. But, that’s not true (at least I don’t believe it is). At best, it’s a short term strategy. We need to get personal, and build a relationship and add value to the blogs as comments. Only then, when people never want to see us go, they’ll keep adding new comments to our blogs every time we publish a new blog post :)

Anyway, brilliant blog post and I guess it’s time to head back to the tent and walk through pouring rain :)

Jens

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104 Adrienne Smith
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July 17, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Hey Jens,

We all did these mistakes so thanks for sharing that. I know what you mean, it’s a learning experience but oh what fun it is right!

I’ve heard that as well, leave a comment and you’ll get one back. Follow someone and they’ll follow you back. I personally know that’s not true but sure would be nice if it were! Building relationships is key so that they’ll want to continue coming back. That’s makes it more enjoyable anything.

Oh no, you have to walk back in the rain. Then you’re going to be all soaked. You poor thing. Hope it quits by the time you leave. Take care and don’t get sick! We’ll talk to you soon.

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105 Argie Monroy July 18, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Nicely said Adrienne. In fact, probably one of the main thing which makes people to not leave a comment on your blog is when they find out that it don’t a have a compelling subject to start with as well as a fresh new topic to dig. Actually, I also have my post here with regards to comments on one’s own blog.

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106 Adrienne Smith
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July 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Hey Argie,

Thank you for that, I appreciate it. It definitely helps if the topics are compelling enough for us to want to leave a comment in the first place,m you are right about that. But asking never hurts either does it. Looks like you just asked with your headline. I’ll be sure to check it out.

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107 Argie Monroy July 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Well, its basically not asking though. I’m just trying to point it out whether or not the readers will find it compelling enough for them to leave my blog a comment :D

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108 Adrienne Smith
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July 18, 2011 at 9:44 AM

I instantly looked at the headline and to me that was asking but I haven’t read your post yet so I’ll be sure to do that. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

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109 Louise Edington July 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Great points Adrienne! And all things that I coach my clients on my Social Media Marketing Course! I even coach them to blog comment before they actually blog to get in the habit of it. And a call to action is SO important.

I think we are going to get along very well!
Louise Edington
Fabulous and Fearless
http://louiseedington.com

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110 Adrienne Smith
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July 18, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Why thank you Louise and welcome to my blog. Glad you had time to stop by today.

I bet you have a lot of successful students who come from taking your course. Blog commenting is so important and a fabulous way to build relationships. I don’t know what I would do without them now. What a wonderful experience this has been.

Thank you for saying that, I have a feeling you are right! :-) Appreciate your comment and for your time.

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111 Dawn Kay
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July 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Hey Adrienne

Wow! Some really good pointers there on why you may not be getting comments left on your blog.

I’ve got most of them covered and have recently started asking people questions at the end of my post to encourage more interaction.

It seems to be working and I’m starting seeing some success by doing that which is cool.

One thing I don’t like to see on a blog is when the blog owner can’t be bothered to respond to comments being left…it is sooooo rude and not neccessary.

After all the whole part of blogging is to create lasting relationships lol

Take care

Dawn

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112 Adrienne Smith
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July 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Hey Dawn,

That’s great to hear that you are doing all of this and as you said, it helps. I also agree with you that it kind of upsets me when I don’t see the blog owner interacting with the comments. I also don’t like it when they don’t have the plug-in installed so that I will know that they responded to my comment. It’s not like I have the time to go back and check on every single blog I’m left comments on. So when I visit again and notice they aren’t interacting, that’s usually when I decide to move on to someone’s blog that will.

Appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Thanks so much for your comment. Great to see you again.

Adrienne

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113 Leona Martin July 20, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Adrienne,

Yep if the article was good, informative, etc I def. take the time to comment and pass along! For those that do comment I’m responding back and I hope I have in place all the necessary things to allow them to pass along my stuff.

BUT there are some people that just chose not to comment and it could be the article isn’t good or they don’t have the time or have anything to say. I’ve been left speechless before where I didn’t want to express my opinion etc, but I still passed the article along to others.

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114 Adrienne Smith
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July 20, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Hi Leona,

That’s wonderful that you take the time to respond to all the people who leave comments on your blog. I think that’s so important and really helps people feel like they came to your place for a reason. You make them feel welcome.

It does help if the post grabs your attention enough so that you want to leave a comment but some don’t do much for me. I’ll just chose to move on for the time being and hope their next post will really catch my attention.

Those that always chose not to comment probably don’t have a lot of interaction going on over at their place either. I have a feeling they won’t have their blog up and running for long if that’s the case. They will get frustrated and eventually quit. Not us though, we’re in this for the long haul. :-)

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me. I really appreciate it and hope you have a wonderful day!

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115 Alex July 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Commenting on a blog means that your article must be attractive and interesting as well, it must be interactive thereby giving viewers the need to share their views. Also it must have amazing features like videos & images to attract views. i thought i should add this, thanks for sharing.

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116 Adrienne Smith
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July 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I appreciate your input on this topic Alex. Sounds like you definitely know what you enjoy reading when you come to someone’s blog. I don’t do as many videos as I should but from time to time I’ll throw one on there. Thank you for your comment and I’m glad you stopped by.

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117 Samantha July 27, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Posts who that have those elements that you have mentioned would really catch the attention of the readers and will eventually give their comments. It’s not easy to find posts like those but the result would worth the effort. Just always give your best shot.

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118 Adrienne Smith
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July 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Thank you Samantha for your input, as always. I visit blogs every single day that follow all of the things that make people want to leave comments, you just need to know where to look. So please do follow some of the commentluv links over to other blogs and you will see what I mean. Oh, and have fun! These blogs are awesome.

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119 Samantha August 15, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Actually I do. And indeed, I’m having fun making comments on some of these blogs because of their useful post. Also, I’m getting the chance to know more about the bloggers behind those great blogs everytime they are replying to all my comments.

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120 Adrienne Smith
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August 15, 2011 at 7:28 AM

That’s great news Samantha and I’m thrilled to hear that. Blog commenting is not only fun, but it helps you build relationships with other bloggers and you learn some things along the way. So happy to hear that.

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121 Samantha Bangayan
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August 3, 2011 at 10:06 PM

You are definitely a pro in this field, Adrienne! =) Thankfully, I think I have most of this down except maybe your 3rd point. Right now, I have IntenseDebate installed, but I noticed that a lot of people use Disqus (when they have commenting systems on their blog). I’m thinking about making the switch, but I also like your nice-and-simple basic Wordpress commenting box. Hmm!!

Another thing that I’ve been struggling with recently is finding the time to respond to blog comments. EEK! I really should make this a priority because I imagine it turns people off when I take so long to respond. Sorry, Adrienne. =(

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122 Adrienne Smith
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August 3, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Hi Samantha,

Always a pleasure to see you my dear. So do you like the commenting system you’re currently using? Are you thinking of moving to Disqus just because so many others are using it? Just curious.. I do like the simple system myself so that’s why I never changed over to anything else.

Finding time to comment can be hard at times. I know most people appreciate it though, I know I do. But just like this week I haven’t had time to comment so I’m behind as well. I’ll get there though.

It’s always a pleasure my dear one. You have a beautiful night and I’ll see you very soon, I promise.

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123 Samantha Bangayan
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August 4, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I’ve actually had a lot of problems with Intense Debate, which is why I want to switch to Disqus. The only thing about Disqus is that I think it’s not compatible with CommentLuv. =( Maybe the simple system is best after all! =)

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124 Adrienne Smith
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August 4, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Oh, sorry to hear you are having problems with it. Now that’s not good.

I’ve head that Disqus isn’t compatible with CommentLuv and I personally would much prefer having CommentLuv on my blog. But you know you can always try them out. Use the generic one first and try that for a week and then switch to Disqus and try that for a week. Maybe ask your readers which one they prefer the most! It’s a win/win for everyone. Never hurts to just ask!

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125 Fiona Stolze August 4, 2011 at 5:08 AM

Loved this post Adrienne. The one I still have to do and really love the sound of is adding the top commenter widget. I think it’ll be great for those visiting and seeing themselves.

You really need lots of steady focus to get your blog up, running and noticed. But once all the strategies are in place, it all sort of clicks.

I so agree with what you wrote about making things easy for visitors. I have a very straightforward and simple box to write in on my blog, too. I get so turned off when I have to search for where to leave my comments on other people’s sites. It almost makes me think they don’t want anyone to interact with them.

I love your site Adrienne and thanks for pointing me over here.

Fiona Stolze
http://fionastolze.com

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126 Adrienne Smith
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August 4, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Hi Fiona,

Oh, so glad you found this post helpful. The top commenter widget is really great, especially when you have some regulars that are always so faithful in visiting your blog. When they see their smiling face over to the right of your blog, others will be curious to know them too and follow them back to their place. Another great way to help out your faithful readers.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me Fiona, I always appreciate hearing what others think as well. Me, I prefer simple and easy to access. What can I say, I don’t like wasting my time figuring things out. So I agree with you on making it hard for us to leave comments.

So glad to hear you enjoy coming back to my blog. If there is anything you’d like to know about let me know and I’ll see about including it in an upcoming post. Until then, have a wonderful day!

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127 Fiona Stolze August 5, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Thanks Adrienne. Will do. And I now have the widget in place. I like it a lot! Thanks for the tip.

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128 Techmaker August 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Oh… here I can see lot of comments, but I thought to write a comment too. That is because you explained the truth. Most people don’t know how to get more comments. Your 5 points are very useful. I would like to add another one that is use social networks effectively and actively. Then you will find more people to comment on your blog. Other thing is all the people like to have some comment so be sure to comment on others blogs too. Don’t expect comments without commenting on other’s blog. I think I am right… Am I ??? If not correct me.

M. Sajith

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129 Adrienne Smith
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August 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Hey M.,

I appreciate your comment so thank you for that. I love for people to share their opinion with me.

You are right about the other ways to get people to recognize your blog and I believe I have those points in a separate post. You definitely need to comment on other people’s blogs if you want them to comment on yours. You are definitely right about that my friend. :-)

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130 Adrienne Smith
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August 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM

I started out like that Nicholas. I wasn’t commenting on blogs I visited either but once I learned all the benefits to it, I just started doing it. It will drive more traffic to your blog, it will make others see you as an authority in your niche because of all the comments you receive and you can build some wonderful relationships through learning more about others. It’s in everyone’s best interest to comment on other blogs if you have one yourself.

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131 Lynn Sanders August 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM

For a long time i was under the impression that comments will come to me if i just write, since that’s what a blogger does. Boy, was i wrong! People won’t comment if they’re not “forced” to. They’ll just red and move on thinking you don’t care if they leave a comment or not.
But if you make a small effort in that direction, comments will start pouring in.

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132 Adrienne Smith
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August 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM

I use to think the same thing Lynn. I thought well they’re here reading my stuff so they’ll leave their comment. In the back of our minds we are thinking that we shouldn’t have to ask but I was one of those people reading blog posts and not commenting because I didn’t think the owner cared if I did one way or the other. Dah!

In this day and age you have to direct people to what you want them to do. They come across so much information every single day so without asking, you definitely are not going to be receiving.

Glad you started asking as well Lynn. I sure know I am! :-)

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133 Optimistic Mom August 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Great post! Someone actually left this link in my comments today and I figured I better head on over and check it out. Lots of good information here. I really want to add the commentluv option, but must admit it takes me awhile to figure alot of the logistics out and apply them to my blog (if they are even allowed).
I am still pretty new at blogging and don’t have a large following but I do find it increased when I started visiting other blogs and leaving comments.

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134 Adrienne Smith
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August 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Wow, that’s awfully nice of someone to leave my link for you. Glad you enjoyed the post.

You have a free blogger blog so you can’t use plug-ins like CommentLuv. They are only made for self hosted WordPress blogs I’m afraid. But if you are following other blogs and leaving comments, you will probably start getting some traffic. I do know that a lot of people don’t like to comment on free sites because they have to “sign up” in order to leave a comment and they just aren’t going to go to that trouble.

Thank you for stopping by, always a pleasure to see and hear from someone new.

Enjoy your day!

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135 Cathy
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August 25, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Just subscribed, but thought I would leave a comment here as well. Great suggestions. It is a challenge to keep this comments flowing. I have made some of the changes you mentioned, but will check out some of the plugins and be sure to ask on every post.

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136 Adrienne Smith
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August 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I appreciate that.

Glad you found this post helpful and please be sure to checkout the plug-ins. They will be a great addition for sure.

Adrienne

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137 Olov Forsgren September 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

A great post as usual Adrienne. Wen I scrolled down here I found some more interesting stuff I need to dig in to. Thanks for sharing these useful tips.

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138 Adrienne Smith
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September 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Hi Olov,

A pleasure to see you here. Glad you found this post helpful and I have a lot of things I share over here you might enjoy! Just appreciate you stopping by today, always a pleasure to see you. :-)

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139 Chadrack
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September 22, 2011 at 2:19 PM

A touchy subject? Yes, indeed! The one I really do not like so much is the one about using disqus and the other forms of commenting. Frankly whenever I see that comment form I simply click away even when the post is crying for my comment!

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140 Adrienne Smith
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September 22, 2011 at 3:01 PM

It is a touchy subject Chadrack but you’ve seen the comments on this post too. A good bit of them agree with me that I’m on the right track.

I know a lot of people don’t like the other commenting systems either. I can understand to an extent their dislike of having to sign up for yet another thing in order just to leave a comment. But I have since learned the reasoning behind that so I’ll continue to comment on those sites anyway. You just won’t see me changing over to one of them though.

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141 Praveen Rajarao
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October 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Well, we are back to the disqus and commentluv plugins mismatch here, i am using disqus, maybe i can put all blame to the system rather than my posts :-)

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142 Adrienne Smith
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October 14, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Do be sure and send that ticket to support Praveen. I’m a huge CommentLuv fan and not one so much on the other commenting systems. That’s just me but I’m sure they will be able to help solve that problem. Am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Thanks again!

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143 Richard Brokenshire October 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I think you hit the nail on the head with your #1 comment. You have to ask for it to get it. This is one time that you CAN lead a horse to water AND make it drink!! Ask for what you want!!

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144 Adrienne Smith
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October 30, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Thanks Richard, glad you enjoyed this post. Yep, never be afraid to just ask! Seems so simple yet it’s something we never seem to do! :-)

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145 Lenia
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December 16, 2011 at 4:14 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for the information. I am really new to the blogging world and I am not an expert on wordpress plugins. I will definitely use the plugins you suggest in my wordpress site. As far as my blog, I need to migrate it firstly to a wordpress platform.

Anyway, there are so many plugins and I did not know which one to install. You help me a lot with this article!

Thank you,
Lenia

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146 Adrienne Smith
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December 16, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Hi Lenia,

Welcome to the world of blogging, you’re going to love it. If you need any help with WordPress or how to do things online, be sure and check out my free training site. You’ll find the tab at the top of my blog. I’ll walk you through how to do certain things.

If you want to know more about which plug-ins to use, check out my post where I shared the ones I like using. It’s called 2011 List Of My Favorite WordPress Plug-ins. I explain what they do so you’ll have a little better understanding.

It can be overwhelming but it’s a great learning experience. I wish you the best of luck.

~Adrienne

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147 Chris April 19, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I just put this on my favorites list so that I can go back and check on the wordpress apps that you mentioned. I especially like the idea of the subscribe to comments app. With respect to me leaving comments on posts in other blogs, I find myself turned off when I have to sign up for yet another service. It puts handcuffs on my time and makes me track yet another login/password on the ever growing login/password spreadsheet tracker.

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148 Adrienne Smith
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April 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Ah thank you Chris, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this post enough to include it on your favorites.

There are so many great plug-ins that can enhance your blogging experience and those of your readers. The Subscribe to comments plug-in is very helpful if you like a particular topic and you want to know what others are saying or in my case, someone has written about me and I want to be sure to thank everyone for their kind words. I just had a guest blogger on Monday so she was able to reply to everyone’s comments through this route as well.

I understand why the other commenting systems are good to some extent but they annoy me too. But, if I like your blog and you as a person, I’ll buck it up and sign up for it anyway. Just to show my support.

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149 Michelle Childs May 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Thanks for another useful post. I’ve decided that I need to move to a self-hosted site because some of the plugins you talk about (eg CommenLuv) can’t be installed on the WordPress.com sites. But I’m going to put a Top Commenter widget on my blog right now.

Thanks,
Michelle

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150 Adrienne Smith
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May 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Free blogging platforms are great for starting out but you can’t do much with them. Happy to hear you’re going to take that leap and I have no doubt you’ll love it. If you need any assistance, you know how to find me.

Best of luck with that Michelle!

~Adrienne

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151 Sue Neal July 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Hi Adrienne – a belated thank you for this post – only just come across it in my Google Reader! I’m very grateful for such practical advice and will certainly be checking out the plugins you recommend.

Thank you very much,

Sue

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152 Adrienne
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July 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Hi Sue,

Ah, it’s never too late to check out my posts Sue. I just appreciate you stopping by so thank you for that.

My pleasure and if you need anything else, I’ve probably written about it! :-) Hope this was helpful.

Enjoy your week Sue.

~Adrienne

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153 Sue Neal July 2, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Thank you very much for responding, Adrienne – I wasn’t expecting any reply at all, so that was a lovely surprise. You certainly practice what you teach!

Regards,

Sue

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154 Adrienne
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July 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Oh Sue, I reply to ALL my comments. This will definitely help more people want to comment on your blog.

Thank you,

~Adrienne :-)

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155 Ioana July 11, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Your post is amazing! It has really shed light on this topic.Thank you for these tips, I think they are of great use to anyone trying to make it in the blogging world.

Regards,
Ioana

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156 Adrienne
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July 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Hi Loana,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it and was able to get something from it. Blogging is a fabulous say to connect with others but there are definitely some rules to follow if you want your readers to grow.

Enjoy your week and thanks again.

~Adrienne

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157 Ioana July 12, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but my blog is of personal nature so I haven’t been interested in rules before. Now I’m thinking of going pro and I can see there is so much for me to learn.

I just think it’s great what your doing, sharing your knowledge and helping people.

Thanks again and have a wonderful week.

Ioana

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158 Adrienne
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July 12, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Hi Loana,

I love blogging and I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed it so much. If you do decide to take it up a notch let me know if I can assist you in any way. There is a lot to learn and I definitely share it all right here.

Thanks again and you have a wonderful day okay!|

~Adrienne

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159 Brian John July 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

You’re definitely right. Failing to interact and attract your readers will cause them to not leave comments on your blogs. As a reader myself, if I’m asked about my opinion/comment, I’ll have the feeling of being welcomed and in the process, I’ll definitely leave comments.

Thanks for this wonderful post though, it will remind and inspire more bloggers to interact more to their readers!

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160 Adrienne
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July 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Thanks Brian for your comment and for stopping by today. I’m glad you agree and that you do comment when asked. I didn’t understand this early on so I never did. Boy, what I was missing out on.

Glad you enjoyed this post and you’re so welcome.

Enjoy your weekend.

~Adrienne

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161 Dana
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May 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Hi Adrienne!
Thanks for the post. I took the suggestion of adding a Top Commentator plugin and widget. It’s brilliant and I love how it directs the reader to the commentator’s own site. It’s another avenue for traffic for the ones who leave a lot of comments. It’s like rewarding people for interaction. Love it.
I use Comment Luv. I think it’s a classy way to leave your content info and again, makes commenting a win/win.
I will have to implement the suggestion of asking for comments though and I’ll let you know how it works.
As always, I found easy and useful info here.
Thanks again :)
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162 Adrienne
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May 14, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Hi Dana,

It’s really sad to say Dana but people won’t comment on your blog just because your content is great. I only wish that were the case but you have to ask for it and reward them. Now for all those popular blogs that may not do this, I bet when they started they sure did.

I think though when you show your appreciation to your readers they’ll want to come back for more. Of course you share great content so that’s not the issue at all. I have no doubt your tweaks will help greatly.

Good luck and do let me know how it goes.

~Adrienne

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163 Malika Bourne
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September 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

thank you Adrienne, Well, if i had clicked on this link before I asked in the last post I commented on I would have known 5 great tips. This post is one example of why I keep subscribed to your e-mails.
I read the list off to my son, my admin. He will be installing some new aps on my site.
thanks, Malika
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164 Adrienne
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September 17, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Hi Malika,

I have so many posts you can go through here about blogging Malika so no worries at all. Just hope you found these helpful and if you have any questions you know to just ask okay!

Thank you for commenting and good luck with everything.

~Adrienne

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165 Adrienne Smith
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July 11, 2011 at 11:03 AM

I agree Antonio! LOL!!! I definitely know that now! :-) Better later than never is what I always say!

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166 Adrienne Smith
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July 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Congratulations for adding the Comment Luv plug-in. I’ll have to stop over and check it out. Thanks for your comment and welcome!

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