One of the toughest things for bloggers to accept is the fact that no one is obligated to like your page. This is tough because most bloggers believe they produce good stuff. Most bloggers want people to interact with their page. Most bloggers desire comments, views and LIKEs. When all is said and done people have a lot of options: television, books, other blogs, Netflix, Yahoo, etc. In today’s age there are a lot of distractions and even more options.
I have always said getting people to my page is the easy part; getting them to return to my page is the true challenge. With that said I still understand people do not have to read my page, therefore I must give them a reason to want to return. I have to add value to the lives of my readers. The same applies to all bloggers.
Most visitors to my page are silent readers which means they might give me a LIKE, but probably will not leave a comment. I am perfectly fine with this fact as I myself practice being a silent reader. I will comment on a page if I feel prompted to do so which happens infrequently.
The biggest key to getting someone to comment is to be “remarkable”; your post must be worthy of someone making a remark. If the post is not worthy of a remark, people will not remark. This pattern is evident in the volume of views I receive daily compared to the number of comments daily. I’m not exactly sure what the trick is to producing remarkable content, although I am able to recognize it when I see it. I guess it has to do with the topic, bold opinions or maybe the article is well-researched. Whatever the case I know the post cannot be ordinary.
What are your thoughts?