I didn’t realize it until I was in a call with several other “unknown bloggers” like me tonight – but I get more comments per post than a lot of other similar sized blogs – thanks for that!
Since I started this current blog last August or so I have 723 posts and 1,224 legitimate (non-spam) comments. That completely blows out anyone else I was talking to – none of them had as many comments as posts, much less nearly 2x as many comments as posts.
I didn’t say it, but I felt sorry for them – I can’t imagine how it would be to blog and NOT get comments. Seems like it would get fairly dull fairly quickly. And the best comments are almost always the ones where people don’t agree with me – those usually start a conversation – and that’s what I like about blogging.
Sure, 45% of my comments come from either me or a handful of dedicated friends – but they comment! I was really surprised by how few comments some of the other bloggers got, so I tried to figure out why. And here is my REVELATION: (stay tuned… get ready… here it comes!)
OK, it’s this simple – I ask people for their opinion – at least three times more often than the other bloggers that I was talking to (from a brief glance at there blogs – no detailed analysis like Yuvi does). Could it really be so easy to get comments as to just ASK for them?
I don’t know – what do YOU think? 🙂