Comments on the blog

Comments on the blog
When running a blog, you probably count on some feedback from your readers (comments on the blog). Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Recently doing a survey about our blog, I was surprised how many people indicated that they never comment on posts. Is it worth paying so much attention to the number of comments? Or maybe only the blog Author pays so much attention to this?

The number of comments equals the number of blog views

The number of comments does not translate in any way into the number of views of the blog. In most cases, the number of views is much higher than the comments. People rarely comment on posts because they either have nothing to say about the topic or they just don't want to.
There used to be a very important number of comments under a post for me, today I don't pay so much attention to her. Which does not mean that I do not like when someone comments - quite the opposite. I really like reading readers' comments and responding to them. Comments are one form of communication with Readers. So let's reply to comments that require this answer.

Is it worth letting anonymous comment?

For many years I thought that thanks to the possibility of commenting by anonymous we will have more comments. I have always explained it to myself that not everyone has to have a Google account or any other account, and will want to intelligently comment on the post. Unfortunately, it was different. In our case, anonymous comments often translated into hate, which was rarely supported by any reasonable argument.

The golden rule - if you have something wise to say - talk, if not - keep quiet.

In addition, there were also comments written by emissaries of various companies in a cheap way to promote their services or products. Although the free advertisement was mostly deleted - at some point it just became bothersome and began to take too much time.
We have opted out of this option for some time, and spam and anonymous hatred have ended. Valuable comments began to appear from people who are not ashamed to sign their statements. For now, we have peace of mind with this topic.

Comment - a simple way to self-promote your blog

It may surprise you, but the comment is a very good self-promotion of your blog. Of course, I do not mean comments like "cool blog + link to your blog" or "Super post, look at my blog click". Such comments are immediately removed from us, so there is no point in bothering to leave them.
I mean sharing on other blogs. Taking part in discussions, writing smart things, showing interest in a topic can make this comment intrigue and someone will want to see what else wise you have to say on your blog. The golden rule - if you have something wise to say, say it, if not - keep quiet. And stick to it, and the comments "cool blog, click" better forgive yourself. You certainly won't interest anyone with such comments, but rather upset you 😉

How to link in a blog comment (blogspot)

Not everyone knows that you can paste a clickable link in a comment. It is very simple. All you have to do is paste <a href=apellinkapel> text </a>
In the place of the "link" paste the address together with http: // in the place of the "text" paste the name to the link, e.g. a post about healthy eating
An example link will look like this:
<a href=utaj> Personal development </a>

The most common mistakes in blogging

The beginnings of blogging are very difficult. It is also the time when most mistakes are made. Today I would like to present the most common mistakes that I made at the beginning of my blog adventure. Maybe thanks to this you will not make the same mistakes as me.
mistakes that we most often make

No "About" tab

I have already written about how important this tab is this note. Now I will remind you by giving an example of our blog. As you know, I started blogging myself. A few years later Piotrek joined blogging.
At the time, we didn't think about introducing ourselves. Of course, there are posts in the style of some facts about us (we are going to refresh this post in the near future, what do you think about it?). There has never been a place where we could say something more about us and you get to know us a little closer.
To be honest I was surprised looking at the statistics. I didn't think that so many people would want to know more about us. And yet it turned out quickly - we were wrong w

No Social Media channels

I could talk about this topic for hours because it is the industry in which I work. Social Media channels are used not only for informing about a new post, but also for faster contact with readers. I always try to answer e-mails in order, but I visit FB very often. So if you want some information on "already" write on FB or Instagram.

A blog that has no fanpage is as if it did not exist.

FB and Instagram are also a good place where you can show yourself from a slightly different page - not only as a blog author, but also as a traveler, a gourmet of oriental cuisine, or maybe a person who does something cool outside the blog? Take a cool picture, add cool text and unique hashtags and Fanpage post ready. That's what Social Media channels are for 🙂

No post publication schedule

We have learned the hard way that this is important. At first, there was no such thing as a timetable. Posts went when they were written. Sometimes it was a few days, sometimes a week. There were also such periods that several notes went through during the day.
About the chaos that prevailed on our blog (and which we had no idea!) We found out during the archiving of old posts (which I will also mention soon). today posts are published on a schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
Thanks to the schedule of posts, readers know when they can expect a new blog post.

Post archiving

Our archiving mainly concerns photos. After problems on the blog related to older notes (photos did not work for us in the 2010-2012 years) we decided to archive all photos. Now, if some graphics stop working - it is much easier for us to replace it with a working one.
I think it's worth thinking about it, especially if you've been blogging for a while.