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What motivates you to comment on a blog post?

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT | by — January 5, 2013

 

Hi everyone!

I will be hosting a Twitter chat session tomorrow night with my fellow Australian beauty bloggers on Sunday 8-9pm AEST (GMT+11:00)

The topic will be Blog Readership & Engagement – you can follow our discussion using hashtag #bbloggersoz

Whilst I have a few discussion points lined up, I thought I’d hand the mic over to all my readers & share your thoughts on the following question:

“What motivates you to comment on a blog post?”

Giveways? Tags?

Is there a particular style of blog posts that drives you convert from a lurker to a commenter?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

xoxo
Yishan

7 Responses to “What motivates you to comment on a blog post?”

  1. Faye Lu says:

    that’s a great question. i usually always comment on my favourite blogs .. and every now a then a blog will feature a product i am eying and provide great pics and swatches. and knowing how much work goes into that – that’s when i will usually leave a comment. i don’t really enter blog giveaways .. so that doesn’t motivate me to comment.

    • Yishan says:

      thanks for your comment Faye!! Another thing that motivates me to comment is if it’s easy to do so. I can’t stand the captcha or other authentication methods, when I’d rather just type my own name & URL!!

  2. Sherry says:

    If post interesting and l like sure comment hehe.

  3. Tine says:

    Good question. I’d say, posts like this! Ask an interesting question after the blog post. This usually compels me to want to leave a comment to answer the question. Sometimes controversial posts work instigate me to wanna leave my 2 cents too :)

  4. Beauty Box says:

    I think if the blogger asks a question, even a simple one, it would encourage readers to comment. I find that works for me. Asking for feedback also helps. I think replying comments is important and also to comment back on the commentator’s blog if they have one — this could motivate readers to form a kind of online community on your blog because it would feel like you are keeping several “conversations”/”dialogues” going (and also getting to know your readers a little bit more) rather than just travelling on a one-way street in the interwebs….:)

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