Tips for Better Blogging

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May 2012
by Patricia Fry

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I’ve discovered three ways to get people to comment at a blog site.

Use controversy. Bring up a controversial topic and, if you have any followers at all, you will get comments. People will take sides; they’ll criticize you, and they’ll criticize some of the other people who comment. They will rant, thank you for bringing up the subject, lambaste you for bringing up the subject, and take every position in between. And some of their comments might become fodder for future blog posts.

Of course, most people are not going to comment no matter how controversial your topic is. Heck, some don’t even acknowledge your personal emails to them when you have responded to their questions or concerns. And many people no longer RSVP when it is requested. (I had to call nearly half the guests invited to my mother’s recent 90th birthday party to find out if they were coming….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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