I have about 240 followers who have been gracious enough to follow me, starting from when I started blogging in August, 2014.
I have almost a personal relationship with many of them. This is very important to me. I want to be able to read their posts and see what they think about life, things, their hobbies, their experiences and so on. Some of them are great experts and even research on DIY( do it yourself) things. I know a couple of bloggers who blog about blogging. And some offer expert advice with humour.
When I read a post written by anyone, my first instinct is to see if I can engage with them in a written conversation. This is exactly what I would hope to achieve if I wrote a post and published it. I want comments. In fact I love comments; I want conversation; I want to know what people who read my posts think.
But I find that the most number of comments I can gather in spite of my best efforts is an average of 21. Sometimes when I read the comments on other people’s blogs, I really feel envious.
I wonder if :
- The more the number of followers, the more the comments. This is statistically possible.
- Or is it an Search Engine thing- if you put in key words in your post, then you are searched more and then it is possible that people might write to you.
What do you think ?
How do you increase the number of comments in your comment box ?