I decided to run this old post again.
It was a simple email. You never comment on my blog. I was a little nonplussed by this. I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to respond. I have blogged about comments and written about how many blogs I visit. I came up with a goofy word for what you need to retain and expand your readership.
I have also blogged about how responding to comments is among the most time consuming parts of blogging.
When you write to say that I never comment on your blog I have to ask why are you blogging. Perhaps the problem is that your blog is not user friendly. Perhaps it is just bad blogging. Maybe you should read my list of ways to build traffic to your blog.
Or maybe you just have blog envy.
The thing is this. Begging for comments is not a good strategy. It doesn’t play well and it tends to be uneffective. You probably have a fair number of lurkers. Some people just don’t like to post comments. There are endless reasons why and if I were you I wouldn’t spend any time trying to figure out what they are.
What you really need more than anything else is passion. If you don’t blog with passion you are going to have a tough time gathering readers. Readers flock to passionate posts and passionate bloggers.
It doesn’t have to be a particular topic, just blog passionately and you’ll see things change. At least I think that you will.
In any case, the real point of this is emailing me to complain that I never post on your blog isn’t going to make me do it. It might even chase me away, or maybe not.