Not Getting Many Comments On Your Post? Try This…

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Not Getting Many Comments On Your Post? Try This…

 

Recently someone commented that they weren’t getting many people to comment on their blog posts. You may have written a content-rich post full of links and photos or graphs but that may not be enough, especially when you’re new here. 

 

 And while commenting does seem to be down, there are some things you can try IF you want more comments!

 

  • WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH

No one enjoys reading a wall full of words.  It helps if your post is visually appealing. Look around at other posts and you’ll see these:

-the use of clip art or photos (make sure they are not copyright protected) Here is an excellent post from  Craig Daniels to walk you through it.

-Bolding some words

-Using white space for our eyes won’t cross

-Use graphics

-Add a video

 

 

  1. COMMENT ON OTHER POSTS 
    This will allow Members to meet you and interact with you.  Make Every Effort  NOT to become what is called a “drive-by commenter”
    Copying and pasting the same comment on every post will not get you many extra comments. You’ve read them!
  2. RESPOND TO COMMENTS LEFT ON YOUR POST
    Not everyone does this and it’s their choice. But doing this is a way of saying “Thank you” for the comment. 

  3. MAKE AN EFFORT TO RETURN THE FAVOR BY COMMENTING ON THEIR POSTS
    When someone comments on your post, try to reciprocate by commenting on their post (if they’ve written one).

  4. USE ORIGINAL CONTENT
    If you want someone to take the time to comment on your post, do them the courtesy of writing original content. 

Time is important so sometimes you may comment on the posts of those who’ve commented on yours but not respond to their comment on your post. And vice versa. 

 

Not everyone wants or needs comments on their posts. That’s ok…it’s their blog. 

The key is this…if what you want are people to comment on your post, consider doing some of the above. 

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Comments (52)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

What goes around, comes around and participation is a two way street. Great tips.

Sep 09, 2022 01:50 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You always hit the nail on the head 

Sep 09, 2022 04:28 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

These are all great suggestions, Kathy, and a good reminder not for those who have been around for a while but a great advice for those who are relatively new to blogging here and may not understand the real value of commenting and reciprocity.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jeff

Sep 09, 2022 04:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto that they do!!!  When I am searching for posts to read, I know that titles will always pull me in. 

Joan Cox I agree. There are many members whose posts I enjoy reading. Unfortunately they don't often comment on anyone else's posts. 

Sep 09, 2022 05:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat thank you for the feature in your group. If someone would like more comments, I hope that this helps. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS same for me!!!  I love the community here. 

Sep 09, 2022 05:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Endre Barath, Jr. the reason this community is still going strong is because of the members.  Many have gone, some without ever taking the time to build any kind of relationship. I'm glad to call you my friend. 

Thank you Grant Schneider for taking the time to do this.  I'm sure you gave them excellent words of wisdom. 


Sep 09, 2022 05:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker I agree. But, we have to keep repeating this!!!

 

Carol Williams I couldn't agree more. That and posts had offer a link to take you somewhere else. 

Sep 09, 2022 05:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 that is exactly right. Like so many things in life...it's a two way street.. 

Hannah Williams I am so glad you were at the Zoom meeting!!!!!

Sep 09, 2022 05:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeff Dowler, CRS I wish there were some kind of guide for new members to help them along!!!

Sep 09, 2022 06:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathy Streib 

I think we have an idea for a blogging challenge with lots of benefits.

Jeff

Sep 09, 2022 06:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy Streib ,

Definitely a topic that needs to be revisited throughout the years. It definitely is a two way street! if you want people to actively read your post and comment you need to be reading other's post and commenting. It amazes me how much I can learn from other's! I've always said some days I feel like I'm taking mini courses every day!

Sep 09, 2022 06:49 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s so much of this that can just be evergreen and used all the time. I totally get it

Sep 09, 2022 10:14 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Yeah Will, I really like your recipes and sometimes I love them a lot! Keep up the good work!  It’s good stuff

 



 

Sep 09, 2022 10:22 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher



 

Ed Silva i’m definitely one of those people that can comment very quickly but I do care if you have something amazing to say and I do love it if andwhen you do knock my socks off.

Sep 09, 2022 10:25 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty it’s about the nuances of the interaction and I think it really hit it on the head. Keep up all the good work

Sep 09, 2022 10:28 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I remember when I was new to the rain and didn't know the etiquette of commenting and responding A couple of the members let me know some of things to do. 

So, this is a great post to help the newer members know how to participate!

Thank you Kathy Streib 

Sep 09, 2022 11:59 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Such great tips Kathy Streib. I am happy i got learn these and others over the many years of being in the Rain. I hope you are well. Have a good weekend

Sep 10, 2022 07:43 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you for the very valuable list of suggestions to get comments on a post.

Sep 10, 2022 07:53 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Great tips. I so wish I could comment more but alas, time is an issue in this season. Thanks for this post.

Sep 10, 2022 08:09 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

It seems to be a "common courtesy" to respond to any comments given to a post. But like so many things today, we need to be reminded. Thank you Kathy Streib for another valuable post ... and this teachable moment!

Sep 10, 2022 01:03 PM