I know most people who have blogs like to keep their audience engaged but sometimes that task can be difficult…so I ask you to share some of your best engaging tips with your audience. Give us some examples that have worked and what have not …I will also share my experiences as we go deeper in the conversation in the comment section 🙂 I hope to see a lot of engagement! 😀
February 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm
This is one of my favorite topics. I leave questions for the readers as you have done. I have fun quizzes, I respond to every single comment. I accept that opinions might be different than mine and don’t argue. I faithfully go to the blog of the person who has commented and leave a thoughtful comment there as a courtesy. I encourage people to leave links to their blogs. Basically I try to make people feel as if they were coming to meet their friends in my comments section. Seems to work. 🙂
February 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm
Awesome! I really like your approach and do a lot of the same things myself! I do believe I have gained some good friends in that manner, who I was blessed to have found 🙂 Quizzes sound fun…what kind of quizzes do you have?
February 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm
If you look on my blog right now you will see one. It’s a matching quiz from a recent trip to Mexico. I have given the names and then the photos. Winners will be in my follow up post tomorrow and I will share posts on my Twitter and Facebook page.
February 11, 2015 at 6:40 pm
I hit the send button before I was done…Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 ❤
February 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm
I’ve tried asking questions, like you did here ;), but it seems to irk some people and I don’t get that many more comments than usual. So I just write the way I want to and hope others find it engaging 😀
February 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm
Sometimes I feel if you are passionate about the idea or writing that you put out or feel good about it, you will automatically generate some responses as your energy or outlook transfers over to your work…so I think that’s a pretty good tactic 🙂 also the fact that I do that 80% of the time 😀 But I also try and keep up with comments which I know you do as well 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!
February 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm
I think some are engaged by the things we say and what we post, but after we’ve been here a while we begin to join a community and we engage people people who know us, or at least that side we show on the blog. Not saying i disagree with what you said – I totally agree.
February 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm
Yes, you are absolutely right 🙂 I see that progression happening as well!
February 11, 2015 at 5:13 pm
I attempt to post twice a week, and engage by responding to comments, and by visiting the blogs of those who have commented or liked my posts. Time commitments often make this difficult to do in a timely manner, but I try. And of course when I find blogs that resonate with me, I enter the conversations there, as I can.
February 11, 2015 at 6:46 pm
I think that is a very practical and helpful approach which works with our time constraints when we have that. I think twice a week given the time you post is a good number and I agree with visiting blog of people who commented, I try to do that to whenever I get time 🙂 Thank you so much for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂
February 11, 2015 at 5:35 pm
I respond to nearly all the questions put to me, and try to be as open and honest as possible. I’m fairly open in my writing, so being open with my answers isn’t that difficult.
February 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm
I think that is reflected in the genuineness of your blog. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
February 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm
I try to respond to every comment and I also try to type something about my image or images that has a bit of humor to it because that’s me. Sometimes I get serious but there’s usually an LOL in there somewhere. 🙂
February 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm
haha I like that and I also like your sense of humour Laura ! Makes me smile 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
February 12, 2015 at 7:57 am
You’re welcome 😀
February 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm
I am afraid I do nothing more than writing. I try to respond to comments and read other blogs and comment. Sometimes life gets in the way and I fall behind. I f I could spend my day on WP and my Tumblr, I would, but I cannot. I would like to write something more, like an essay or short story, but I am not very confident in my writing. I will say that I write my life and thoughts in words. Whether that is engaging, I am not certain. I like to hope so, but I am one little amoeba in a big ocean. 🙂
February 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm
I know for a fact that your writing is engaging as I am huge fan! but like I said in Trent’s comment I don’t think there is a right way or a wrong way for engagement but I believe if you portray your feelings in your post no matter what form…they usually connect with your audience, which your posts certainly do! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts Kim 🙂 ❤ PS: I also sometimes wish i could do wp all day long haha alas that can't always be the case lol
February 11, 2015 at 8:33 pm
Hmm . . . I do not know. Normally, I respond to comments.
February 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm
That is a great start I think for engagement…thank you for sharing! 🙂
February 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm
Welcome 🙂 may be because I don’t know how to start a conversation.
February 11, 2015 at 9:36 pm
HI there Neha. I think you do a terrific job of engaging with your audience and it’s surprising that you need any tips from anyone else 😉
I think the formula that tends to work is as follows
Establish your topic or subject areas and stick to them – people know what to expect then
Post regularly and reliably
Be generous in your responses to comments and always comment and like people’s blogs in return.
Make your blog navigable and easy to find older archived posts – use categories and tags, which also helps with search engine rankings.
Make it unique and your own quirky take on things.
February 11, 2015 at 10:11 pm
aww thanks I thought I would start the topic to raise a discussion and find out ways people use that we can all learn from…and the tips you shared are very thoughtful and well articulated…I especially like the last bit of “your own quirky take on things” that definitely would engage a reader like me! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!
February 12, 2015 at 8:28 am
That’s a pretty good question. As for me, I try and show my readers about the History that is around my general area. I love doing this, but do my readers really like what I Post. This is something that I have to find out as I go along. I assume that some do. Some not or they would follow by Blog. I do try and comment on other Blog posts that interest me. I’m hoping to get more followers as I go along. There are so many, many Blogs out there. Best Wishes to you. ~ Les
February 12, 2015 at 10:48 am
I think posting what you love is great and I think engaging with your readers through comments is always a good way to interact…I also try to do the same :)…along with asking for their opinions in posts like these 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing and all the best with your blogging journey!
February 12, 2015 at 8:46 am
I’m still learning this Neha, but I think it comes down to caring. Caring about what I write and post, my community and responding to all comments, plus I visit and comment on many blogs. Truthfully I don’t know and that’s OK. What I’m grateful for is my community of friends and bloggers who write, inspire, share and support each other.
February 12, 2015 at 10:50 am
Hi Brad I couldn’t agree more with everything you shared…I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful people including yourself during this process…Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts …I believe it is a constant learning process for all of us, and hence I posted this to learn and grow together 🙂
February 12, 2015 at 11:35 am
Thanks Neha. I appreciate you and look forward to more learning, sharing and inspiring. 🙂
February 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm
talking plainly and honestly about what matters to you leads to a dialogue, which leads to a connection, which leads to trust which leads to engagement. tony
February 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm
Well said and I agree that building that trust is very important in genuine engagement 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!
February 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm
I like to respond to readers’ comments they leave and comment back on their blogs too when I have time 🙂 Sometimes it takes a few days when it’s busy!
February 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm
That’s a great way and I try to do that too 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!
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