We get a lot of our readers asking us how they can generate more interaction on their blog posts. As a blogger there are various ways you can show brands that you’re going to be beneficial to collaborate with; if you’re able to show that you get plenty of engagement on your blog posts this is a sure sign to brands that people are not only reading your posts, people are also enjoying them and getting involved.
For many of the brands we work with, it’s just as much about how engaged your following are as well as how large your following is. So if you’re struggling to get comments on your posts, read on!
Include a call to action at the end of your post
The chances are, if someone has read to the end of your blog post they’re engaged! At the end of each of your posts ask people to comment and engage with you- often that’s all it takes! Just a quick invitation to get involved should prompt people to give you their opinion.
Create posts that aim to spark a conversation
So I don’t necessarily mean pick the most controversial topics you can! Just keep an eye on current affairs within your niche at all times, and as soon as something notable happens you’ll be ready to write a topical post that you can prompt people to engage with. Commenting on events which are relevant to your blog is a great way to engage your followers. Be it a new beauty product if you’re a #bblogger, a new brand launch for #fbloggers or a world affairs update in a country you cover as a travel blogger there will always be timely and relevant issues you can cover.
Start the conversation on social
Starting the conversation on social before people even get to your blog post is a great way to get people thinking about how they might comment. It often really is as simple as asking! Below is an example of a tweet we recently sent out that helped us get a few more interactions on one of our posts!
All you need to do is ask- it really is that simple!
— The Bloggers’ Lounge (@Blogger_Lounge) June 8, 2015