You know what, I just want to go on a little rant today.

Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or maybe it had something to do with the fact that it’s only 35 F outside and Old Man Winter is knocking on our door.

I was just on Twitter going through my Direct Messages
trying to answer some of them and I found one of interest
and it led me to their blog.

Upon arriving at their blog I gave it the quick eyeball
glance and it looked very nice. You know the ones I mean,
easy on the eyes.

So I started reading some of their blog posts and they
were very good but I started noticing a pattern.

There were no comments! Why you might ask?

Because they had one of those captcha things where
you had to enter the code before you could enter your

I can’t stand those things because I can’t read them
half the time and have to refresh them several times
to make them work.

I’m sorry but I don’t have the time or patience to be
wasting entering those captcha codes so I can leave
a comment that will benefit their blog. Even though it
deserves one.

And apparantly neither does anyone else because this
is a nice blog and their just are not any comments.

Now I understand why they are doing this and it’s to
keep spammers away but you’re also scaring off your readers.

My advice, get rid of that captcha and you will start seeing
some comments on your blog.

And here are a few more tips that might get you a few
more comments on your blog

Tip #1
Don’t be bashful, sometimes you just need to ask you readers for comments. Something as simple as; “What do you think about this post?” Or “Tell me what you think”.

Tip #2
You want to make it easy for visitors to leave comments. (ie. no captcha codes)

Tip #3
If they do leave a comment that’s worth approving then you absolutely must reply to them either to answer their question or elaborate on what it was they said or to even disagree, in a nice way of course.

Tip #4
You’ve got to get people to interact on your blog and if you don’t reply to their comments your dead in the water. Most people will return to a blog to see if you responded to their comment and if you didn’t you’ve lost that person forever.

Tip #5
Now I don’t do this on every comment because I’d never be able to get any other work done but if they have taken the time to leave a comment that gives my readers something of value then I’ll jump over to their blog and reciprocate by leaving them a nice comment of some value at least I hope it is to their readers.

After writing this post I did a Google search on part of my title
and found another great blog with more tips on getting
more comments on your blog

Now this is obviously just my opinion of course
so please let me know here if I’m full of crap or
if you agree with me by leaving me a comment.

See what I mean, I asked you to leave
a comment and it didn’t hurt a bit. LOL!

til next time…

Jeff Sargent

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