What if people are coming on your blog and just returning back after reading your posts or spending some time on the blog? No interaction, No communication. This means that still there’s one thing that you can surely do better or improve and i.e. to make your blog so enthralling that it stirs instant reactions from the readers. People not only come to read your post but also exchange their views on it.
So let’s optimize your blog with these tips and make it a reader friendly place for communication and expressing their viewpoints.
Tip No 1: Be Open To Comments and trackbacks
What’s the fun in writing and not allowing others to comment about it? It’s like shouting in the void. So keep your comment section open. Let others express their views on what you have written for them to read. Comments on your posts serves two purpose: it makes you and your readers feel important. When they comment you feel listened to and when you comment back on the queries your readers ask they feel important. This helps in building a strong relationship between a blog and its readers.
But some bloggers who have some reservations towards comments due to spamming. It’s you who can manage it by making your blog a do-follow one or not. If you want to increase your reader base and want to make your blog hub spot of communication then keep it do-follow. To keep a check on spammers you can manually check and approve comments.
To automate the process, install dedicated plug-ins or widgets for handling comments on your blog.
Create a “Top commenter’s” list to reward your fans.
Like comments, trackbacks can be used to take care of fellow bloggers. In return your blog will get the benefit from the backlinks on the blogs that has its reference. Approve trackbacks of quality blogs.
Tip No 2: Take Feedback In Web forms
Web Forms comes handy in converting your blog visitors into your subscribers, by selecting the optional field while sign up process to your weekly or monthly newsletter promotion. These forms can be as per your convenience: make a separate page for them, present them in light box ore as a simple button present in the side of the webpage.
Web form in the form of contact form or feedback form provides you your readers view point directly into your inbox. You can use standard format of these form with three fields or name, email address and message to customize them as you like to gather more information from your readers.
Display the form in proper place and in proper format. It should be clearly visible and properly formatted. Remember, users decide in 8 to 10 seconds whether to fill the form or not, so make sensible use of their time.
Tip No 3: Share Socially
Now each social media provides you with share button on your blog. So make use of it, with which your readers can share your content on social media.
All major social network sites let you synchronize your blog RSS feed with the respective social media profile. With these all your blog posts will automatically gets updated on all your social profiles.
Tip No 4: Other communication tools
Other than comments, mails and forms there are many widgets and plug-in available to the bloggers which can make real time interactions with readers possible. You have options of Chat Now. You can exchange your views right now, no need of exchanging emails,
If you have another tip to make your blog interactive please do share in comments.
Author Bio: Sofia Williams writes for Voip Service Providers. She is a freelance blogger and likes to write about various topics like social media, latest technology trends.