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Getting Depressed With Your Blogging?You just put up a great post. Now, you’re thinking, Days and weeks go by and no comments come in, except for spam comments which easily get our hopes up. You’re not the only one who has gotten depressed over no comments. Many bloggers think just because they put up a great post that they’re guaranteed comments. This is a myth that I’m going to bust today. I will answer this question: “How do I get more comments on my blog?”

I’ll do this by covering these points:

  • Why people don’t comment even when they should
  • How you can benefit from commenting

1. Why people don’t comment even when they should

There are several reasons why people don’t comment. First, you should understand that unless you write a phenomenal post and you have a sizable audience that’s ready to gulp down everything you say, you’re not going to get many comments. Plus people are lazy. Until get a big following, know that getting comments requires some work on your part. The best way to get comments is to go out and comment on blogs in your niche. Be a part of the ongoing conversation by leaving additional insights. Please be sincere and make it look like you actually read the post.

Second, you don’t make it possible for people to comment on your blog or you have an awful commenting system. When I say awful, I strongly urge you to stay away from systems that require would-be-commenters to log in. Disqus comes to my mind. Make it easy for your visitors to leave a comment.

Third, they hate competition and feel like their comments would be helping their site. While it does help their site out, you need to understand that you don’t really have competition, unless you’re trying to rank for the same keyword as them. Cultivate an abundance mentality knowing that leaving a comment on someone’s blog is like good karma. What goes around, comes around.

2. How you can benefit from commenting

Through commenting on blogs, you can develop new relationships with bloggers in your niche and build backlinks. That’s if you connect properly and your comments get approved. Getting a blog comment raises a blogger’s spirit and happiness. You know what I’m talking about. I can almost guarantee comments on my blog if I spend the time commenting on other’s. And, if I don’t I kindly ask the blogger to leave me one. Nothing wrong with asking.

Anytime you get a comment approved, it makes your post more likely to be clicked on. It’s called social proof and no one wants to be the guinea pig and read a post that no one commented on. Yet, there will be many posts that never get commented on. But, if you put in the work like I mentioned above, you’ll get more comments.

Thanks for reading. Leave a comment below if this helps ya get over your depression issues.

Adam Morgan is a PPC expert, entrepreneur, blogger, and amiable guy. Follow me on twitter @smorgs13.

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