Turn off your captcha.
It’s amazing to me how many bloggers still use this. Honestly, I usually skip over the comment section if a blog has their captcha turned on, even if I have already typed out the comment. It is so frustrating when you type the wrong letter/number sequence and it makes you do it over and over…it happens all the time and frustrates people, so just turn it off. I’ve never had mine on and I’ve had no serious issues with spammers. If you get a spam comment, all you have to do is click and delete it. Done. No big deal at all.
Write an engaging post.
Engage your audience. Make them ask questions or force them to have an opinion about your post topic.
I try to always end my post with a question. That is the easiest way to get people to leave a comment. Ask a question that they will want to answer.
If you’re doing all of these things and are still having trouble, here are two tips on how to get more comments on your blog:
Leave comments on other blogs.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from blogging, it’s that if you visit a blog and leave a comment, they will usually visit your blog as well. They may even leave a comment!
Join a Facebook group.
I am a part of a couple Facebook groups. These groups are awesome because they bring new people to my blog that wouldn’t visit otherwise and they are encouraged to leave comments. If you comment on their blog, they normally comment on yours as well.
Do you have any other tips on how to make your posts comment-friendly?
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