Just Ask: A Way to Get Blog Comments

A cynics view maybe, but there’s more than a grain of truth in this old quote:

Blogging: never has so much been said by so many to so few.

One way people will gauge if your blog is one of the exceptions, is if your posts get comments. But getting people to comment is easier said than done.

You nibble my back, I'll nibble yours
Creative Commons License photo credit: macinate

There are many ways of gaining comments and I’m looking forward to hearing fatBuzz Gordon speak about this tomorrow (Friday 27th August) in Glasgow and on the 16th September in Edinburgh at the New Media Breakfasts (Booking details).

One tip Gordon gave me an advanced preview on, was to simply ask for comments.

So I decided to try it.  I asked five individuals, who I know are regular commenters (but not necessarily on this blog) to comment on the Maintaining Blogging Momemtum post I wrote recently.  The result: 4 out of 5 commented within an hour of asking.

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