1. Take a stand.
Boring content will always get you zero comments. You should take a stand on your blog. Don’t be afraid to put out content that might shake things up in your industry a bit. Don’t be boring like vanilla. Draw a line in the sand: “Here’s where I stand. This is what I believe.” Then ask readers: “Do you agree?”
The people who agree will be your biggest supporters and most consistent commenters. And when your posts are written tactfully, those who don’t necessarily agree with you will still engage in thoughtful conversation.
2. Ask your readers a question.
Ask a question maybe once every two weeks and kindly request them to answer in the comment section below. Make sure you make it feel as if they were in the situation by putting them in the sentence.
Important!: Don’t write the question that has anything to do with “you” or about “you.” People love to read questions that they can learn from or benefit from. Think about it. Do you like to listen to others talk all about themselves?… The next time you write a question, make sure you place the reader in it as if they were in the situation.
You’d be amazed how many comments you can get from a post like those. And if they reply once, there’s a much better chance they will keep replying. Some people just need a little nudge to write that first one.
3. Thank your commenters.
Once you begin getting comments, nurture them. The easiest way to do this is to simply respond to their comments.
If Jack says to Jill, “Great article Jill!” be sure to thank them for their support with a quick response. There’s nothing worse than being ignored and that small token of thanks goes a long way.
It might take you a little while to start gaining momentum. Don’t get frustrated. It takes time to get consistent comments on your blog. But before you know it, your audience will have grown in a blink of an eye.