Every blogger in this world wants his/her name to be written on a list of “Top 10 Bloggers” which is supported by getting a comment from 100's of unique readers every day. Well, that isn't really easy especially for some bloggers, even though they follow the rule – Write Quality Content. But just forget about some factors which lead to a valuable reader not leaving a comment on the post.
Mostly, a comment is made by a regular blog reader like you and me who love interacting with fellow bloggers, as opposed to visitors landing on your post from Search Engines, who just want some information on what they searched for. I do not say that those visitors are useless readers! In fact, they must have really loved your post, but they would probably not leave a comment as they're in a hurry to work on those search results. Talking as a normal and daily reader of your and others' blogs, I would expect your, and every other, blog that I read to have the following features to attract a comment-
1) CommentLuv (Activated, please)
That's nothing new, right? But believe me, I was going through random blogs (which I normally pick from comments on High PR Blogs) and found that from 5 different blogs, 2 didn't have CommentLuv Plugin Enabled. Those 2 blogs were about celebrity gossip and Blackberry gossip respectively. I liked the posts, but there was nothing as “CommentLuv” under the comment form hence I didn't leave any comments. I know that getting backlinks is not the only task of a commentator, but then I deserve one right? I prefer leaving comments on sites without CommentLuv ONLY when the post is extraordinary, and I mean it 🙂
2) Media (C'mon man!)
Nowadays, it is not seen much, but still sometimes I come across blog posts where I don't find a single image or video! Not even a favicon man! Adding media into a post is like adding salt to Chilly Paneer (Try it, you'll love it..)! It's just a necessity! Media highly encourages an increase in the reader's interest to add a comment to the post. Moreover, when it comes to affiliate sales, media is 100x more attractive than links. Ask Ms. Ileane what would have happened if she didn't have that banner just before the comments section on the CommentLuv Page!
3) Length (I don't comment to review your ‘book')
“Dude, I'm here to read a blog post! Not a freaking chapter of some Harry Potter book”. I sometimes come across long posts that have parts. Each part has about 500 words! I mean, imagine I'm explaining the above sub-headings using 500 words for each! I wouldn't get surprised if I hear swearwords from you guys then! Length of the article does matter. In short, “I don't have more than 10-12 mins to read your post well”. A normal post should be anywhere between 300-1000 words. If not, it would somehow prove that the writer doesn't know how to compress his content and that he needs to write a chapter of a book every time he/she want's to make some money.
All the above reasons were from, a 15 Year Old Blogger, who loves reading and exploring new stuff on this world of blogging. If you're not a regular reader of blogs, then you might not find the reasons appropriate and that's something I can't help 🙂
Let me know if you agree or disagree by leaving a comment 🙂