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5 Ways to Get People to Interact More with Your Blog

Do you find it hard to get people interacting with your blog? Would you love to know what your readers are thinking but you're unsure about how to get them answering those burning questions? Well, I've put together 5 tips I think might help you get people talking on your blog.

5 Ways to Get People to Interact More with Your Blog




5 Ways to Get People to Interact More with Your Blog

Ask Questions

Think about how you end a post if you ask your readers a question they are more likely to think up a response to you. After all, if you end with a blunt finishing line it can often seem like there is nothing more to add, while a question can easily help get the conversation flowing.

Set up a Quiz

If you are looking for feedback or just wondering if your blog has got people interested. A quiz could offer you the answer. This user-friendly quiz maker can help you learn more about the people who are frequenting your website, allowing you to tailor content better to their needs and in turn, offering more of a conversation starter.

Utilise Social Media

A high proportion of us frequent social media multiple times a day and if we see something pop up on our timeline we think friends would be interested in we share it. I've often heard blog readers say they drop a comment on the social media share of a post rather than on the post itself, as it's just their way of connecting with people. So when someone tweets you, tweet them back!

Make Your Blog User-Friendly

Remember those quizzes up there,ย Typeform can also help you find what people do and don't like about your website. So why not make up a form allowing people to leave your anonymous comments about what they think of your blog?

For instance, you may be surprised to learn while people love social media, they aren't so keen on using it to comment on your blog.ย  And most people certainly don't want to have to sign up to yet another service to leave a comment. So make sure you turn on guest comments, if you need to moderate first, you might just you suddenly get an increase in replies.

Write Good Content

This one is probably obvious to most, but it surprises me the number of bloggers who still aren't producing good content. By that I mean people still don't do simple checks on spelling and grammar (and before anyone starts with but I'm not very good, hey neither am I! I'm dyslexic). I ask family and friends to check things for silly (and not so silly) mistakes before I hit publish. As I'm very aware that if the first sentence of any post reads badly, no one is going to read on.

So there you have 5 ways to get people to interact with your blog more. Have I forgotten any tips you think are a must include?


This post was written in collaboration with Typeform however all opinions and thoughts are my own.

 

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  1. robin rue

    These are all great ideas. I have taken to asking questions and it really does work!

  2. Amber

    Thank you for these tips! I do try to do a lot of these. Except the quiz bit. It’s just not my thing.

  3. Alison Rost

    Choosing the right topic for your target audience will definitely urge them to comment. I think these are good suggestions as well. Asking questions is really going to help.

  4. Lily

    These are brilliant ideas! Iโ€™ll definitely be taking these on board to see how my readers feel about my blog etc.

  5. Eunice

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

  6. dgutkowski

    Yep! I agree with all of these! If you want people to comment, ask a question for them to respond to!

  7. Lisa Favre

    I think utilizing social media is such a wonderful way to get traction and attention on your blog. Facebook works well for me!

  8. 3boysandanoldlady

    Great ideas. I agree with each of these especially asking questions. Questions spark conversation and I love reading readers responses to questions posed on my posts.

  9. Joanna

    I agree that a simple comment form is enough. I usually stay away from blogs that ask me to login or create account in order to comment. I understand they are trying to reduce spam, but there are great plugins that do just that.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Most definitely I recently had to change over to jetpack comments and I was a bit loathed to do it as I loved the simplicity of just having a name / email / url but with it showing it other users details I had to make the change, but I made sure to keep the guest option open at least.

  10. Louise

    This is definitely an area I need to work on, but I always feel like because Iโ€™m just giving an account of my experience, rather than reviewing or offering tips, itโ€™s not relevant. I do get a handful of likes on social media. Definitely out of my comfort zone but I will have a rethink. Very useful. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

  11. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I have gotten a lot of interaction on my blog from the beginning. I love talking to people, so I always respond to people’s comments and then I go back to their blogs and check out what they’re up to and comment <3 I also ask lots of questions at the end of each blog post because as I said, I love talking to people, thus I love conversation!

  12. irishred13

    These are great tips. I think it’s good to ask questions and write more personal posts that resonate with people as well.

  13. StressedMum (@stressedmum01)

    There are some great tips here, it is often hard to get people to interact with your blog, asking questions is always a great way to get people talking x

  14. bskye7

    I’m curious about the quiz option. I will have to test this out and see how it goes! -bryanna skye

  15. Heather

    Maybe I’ll add some quizzes. I think people are so busy in life….its hard for them to stop and comment. They read and leave. But I’d definitely like more engagement.

  16. myrabevlife

    These are great tips Sarah, I do wish someone to preview my content before I hit publish as I do occasionally have some typos in my posts

  17. Laura Dove

    Great tips! I think writing good content is always key, nobody returns to a poorly written blog!

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Exactly, it surprises me how many people don’t realise that. If you don’t have anyone to look over it for you I think even just running it through word can be a big help.

  18. Corinne @BTRT

    One of my main tips is to be consistent- like know what you stand for and who you write for. I also agree with you about the write good content point! Like it amazes me how many bloggers don’t focus on content and just put something out there. Great post and some really good advice in here!

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      I am glad you like it. It really is a big thing, to make sure you are consistent, I don’t have a niche and I do jump between topics often but I hope I am consistent in other ways.

  19. Amanda

    I find that asking questions and having polls is one of the best way to boost engagement. Quality content is most important, however. Because if you aren’t writing something interesting, no one will bother with it.

  20. kage2015

    Asking questions is a big one that usually draws people into a conversation. Wonderful tips on how to get more people to interact with a blog.

  21. Ana De-Jesus

    Utilizing social media definitely helps with getting people to interact with my blog too. I have started to use Instagram stories for the ‘swipe up feature’ to direct people to my posts and it definitely helps with click throughs to my blog! x

  22. Emily, Our house now a home

    This is always a struggle! I know that there is a lot more people that read my blog then comment on it, I always try to ask questions and be engaging. I have noticed that people on my blogs social media are more conversational so I guess the experience of interaction is still there.

  23. Everyday Made Fresh

    These are great ideas. I focus on great content…and I try to ask questions, but sometimes I forget! I need to be better about that.

  24. Mommy Engineering

    These are great tips I utilize everyday with my blog. I find most my engagement from my social media accounts but I’m moving my blog into a new direction so I’m hoping it will help increase engagement on my blog!

  25. franckxethee

    Content is always key. If they like what they need and they gain value from it, they’ll surely come back. Keep them engage by interacting with them.

  26. Hannah

    Some really great tips! I always find asking questions and engaging with people helps the best!

  27. Sara Welch

    I just recently started really utilizing social media while asking questions. It’s amazing the different engagement has been. People really like to jump in and chat it up.

  28. Anosa Malanga

    Oh this is such a very helpful informations. I must admit, sometimes I have a hard time dealing and connecting with my readers. I guess I need to take note of this and try to apply.

  29. Shoshana Sue

    Social media is such a power tool of interacting- I am here on your blog because of it. Writing great content with your reader in my is also one of the ways that works, just like you have said.

  30. Rhian Westbury

    I do find closing my post on a question does help with interaction x

  31. themindfulmantracollective

    Great ideas. I try to always ask questions as a conversation starter.

  32. Dena S.

    This is a good article. I will take note of this and hopefully get more people engaged.

  33. savi

    Love your tips. Personally I’ve discovered posting high quality content and posting regularly really helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    Some top tips on this – writing good content is key, but asking questions is a great way to enhance engagement and interactions x

  35. Stephen Shawcross (Beautykinguk)

    Some great points Sarah, I also think people should stop being someone they are not and just be themselves.

  36. Louise

    These tips have come just at the right time! Iโ€™m trying to write a yearly plan and goals as we speak! I love the idea of a quiz. Thanks for the suggestions!

  37. Elizabeth

    Great tips, these! I find it’s so difficult to get people to leave comments – folk read posts, but very few comment on them.

  38. fussfreejen

    Having a user friendly blog is a key thing; I read a lot of different blogs, but there are some that are very difficult to read. Poor choice of font, messy layout, photos that are too big, and then the dreaded in your face thing with pop ups and demands. Some of which are perfectly innocent, but if they keep coming at you, it can be most annoying.
    Some helpful advice Sarah, little things that can make a big difference.

  39. Jay Colby

    I wish I had these tips when I first started blogging. These are great ways to get people to interact more with your blog.

  40. Anosa Myrabev Malanga

    I had to go back in this post and check what you recommended for making a quiz to learn more about what your readers are up to. Also I guess I need to engage more on my social media accounts.

  41. Mrs. D

    These are great tips! I did quite a few avenues to get more people visit and interact before but now I get tired of maintaining it. I just rely on my Facebook page shares.

  42. hotlunchtray

    Ohh, Quizmaker and Typeform are newly on my list of future upgrades. Thanks! I am pinning to my Blogging Thoughts board too for future reference.

  43. natalielovesbeauty

    Great tips for sure! I try to end each blog post with a question and will even say ‘Let me know in a comment below’ as a CTA.

  44. My Dee Dee's Diary

    I completely agree with all of these. Been utilizing a lot of them lately.

  45. Jilly Frances

    I never thought of quiz. Thatโ€™s a great idea that I will have to use soon.

  46. Lavit Gupta

    nice n informative post thanks for sharing n keep it up thanks a lot..!

  47. Laura | What's Hot? (@WhatsHotBlog)

    I’m definitely way more likely to comment on social posts rather than the actual blog post so would second that recommendation!

  48. toastycritic

    I have heard setting up a quiz really helps with getting readers to connect with you on your blog. But I just don’t know what kind of quiz I would set up and how I would use it for making changes. This post does have me thinking about it though.

  49. youngsickandinvisible

    These tips are so useful, really going to take a few on board (all and my brain might explode lol), a quiz sounds like an amazing idea, even Iโ€™d want to do a quiz. Great ideas really, Iโ€™m hoping that they help my blog.

  50. AnnMarie John

    These are good suggestions on how to increase the engagement on your blog! I think asking questions and talking about topics that would urge people to talk and comment are awesome ideas.

  51. 4theloveofmommy

    These are great suggestions. I do all of them myself except that I have never done a quiz or asked what my readers like or dislike. I always make sure to ask a question at the end of my post to help keep people engaged.

  52. Sarah Ann

    These are great tips. I go through phases of putting a question at the end to not and actually, they are worthwhile and something I myself like as a reader. I think social media can be a difficult one. Yes I’m all for blog promotion etc but sometimes it can definitely be overdone and you lose sight of the person behind the blog if that makes sense? It’s definitely a hard balance to get right, I still don’t think I’ve mastered it.

  53. mimicutelips

    Yes to all of these. Making your blog user friendly is the best way to go. You want your readers to find what they are looking for and comment/engage with ease.

  54. lavandamichelle

    Social media help a ton in getting people to interact with my blog. These are all great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  55. The Motivated Mom

    All really good tips! I need to better, but I am making progress.

  56. CurlyWhippedTee

    Thanks for these tips. Great post!

  57. TeeShares

    That’s right… All great points here. I’ve never done the quiz but it’s coming.. Thanks for the reminder!

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