Getting Likes, Comments, and Engagement on Your Blog (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner of: Amanpan

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


Do you write for yourself? Do you write for others? Do you write to write? Do you write about writing? You know, I see these questions often intertwined in posts with listicles offering advice for those of us that like to write. My intent is not to address the Why, What, When, Who and How of writing. My intent is to entertain what transpires after our post publishes for all the world to see.

Let’s jot down a 4 pointer listicle of some of the reasons we write.

  • We write for ourselves because it’s satisfying
  • We write for others because it’s fulfilling
  • We write for others because it’s our job
  • We write about writing

So we stampede our mind and say what we want to say with the hope that others read our work. I believe most of us want our publications read. I know that I do! Yet, some writers may jot down their thoughts for their eyes only. Perhaps, as a personal release of feelings.

Then, here’s the “Okay, someone read my post because I got a thumbs up!” Well, hallelujah! But, it’s way too easy to click the “like” button, isn’t it? I guess getting a “like” is better than zip and not all platforms have a “dislike” or thumbs down option.  Anyway, getting a “like” doesn’t mean the post got true attention. It’s like entering an elevator and the buttons to all floors are lit up because of someone’s foolery. Don’t you just hate that?!

Why did you not leave a comment? For those of us who like to write, we appreciate your comments. Your opinions are important as they help us improve and learn. I don’t necessarily mean learning by a comment informing of a misspelled word. I mean a comment where you I and/or other commenters engage in conversation. IMHO, this is a great way to mingle and get to know people.

And while I am on the subject of commenting, let’s be respectful to one another. Blogging is diverse from all aspects. I mean, just think about the many different cultures of the world that put the pen to the paper. If we disagree, so what! We are uniquely formed individuals with varying EVERYTHING. You have to have your head in the sand if you believe we are going to have the same thoughts relating to ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!

The message that I want to convey is to leave a sincere and worthwhile comment after reading another writers post. Don’t just leave a one-word comment like cool or phfttt, elaborate a little. Show the writer you read their post by engaging with them. You’ll be a better person for it.

We write to write

We’re not necessarily right

But, don’t prove us wrong

Hey, it’s not your song

If the leave is just a “like”

I get a little uptight

So say what you want to say

And we’ll call it a day

Cheers!


Article Credits: Franci Eugenia Hoffman

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

(For Beauty, Book, Writing Bloggers & More)

132 thoughts on “Getting Likes, Comments, and Engagement on Your Blog (3 min read)”

  1. it can be frustrating to have only likes on a post, and not a single comment. it makes us wonder if our post isn’t worthwhile of something more than a push of a button.

    i try to leave a comment with my opinion as often as i can, even if it’s only to tell the author how much they’ve helped me or how inspiring they are.

    thank you for letting me know that i’m not alone! 🙂 ❤

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      1. yes, i think that as well. when someone puts a like, i don’t know if it’s for pure kindness or if they enjoyed the title or the first paragraph. when someone comments, they are taking a step towards making a connection with the author and giving some value in return, some appreciation and telling them: your article is good enough for me to invest my time in reading it and leaving some words. it’s a way of being grateful. 🙂

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  2. one of the reasons of why we want to write, we want to get attention, like hey am here, and that is why, likes and comments are created. is to show us we have a chance of getting someone’s attention, even If it is not from those who closest to us. and I sometimes get nervous when I wrote something and no one liked or commented on it. the state of being predicting someone would like and get interested on what we share It is Not a pleasant so I prefer most of the time to write to myself, or for the writing itself!

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