The five reasons you aren’t getting engagement on your blog

  1. You’re not engaging yourself 
    One of the best ways to start seeing an increase in engagement on your blog is to start engaging with others. Drop comments on other people’s posts and leave your blog link as an invitation to comment back. I’m far more likely to comment on someone’s blog if they have taken the time to comment on mine. It’s the “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” kind of philosophy.
  2. You have to log in to comment
    Having to log in or create an account to comment on a blog can seem like a lot of hard work and will put some people off. Try to make sure that your comment section is open and simple to operate to make it as easy as possible for your readers to comment.
  3. Your comment section is hard to find
    Similarly to the point above I’ve been on many blogs where I’ve spent ages trying to even find where the comment section is. If your comment section can’t be seen how do you expect people to be prompted to comment? If it takes me more than a few seconds to see a nice open comment box I more often than not skip commenting.
  4. You don’t have a call to action
    A call to action is a little question at the end of your post sparking a conversation with your readers. If your post was about “My top five favourite Starbucks drinks” you could make your call to action something like “what’s your favourite Starbucks drink? Let me know in the comments!” People are far more likely to do something if you tell them to, so ask them to comment.
  5. You don’t promote your content
    You may already have engaging content and be implementing all of the above but if you’re not promoting it then it won’t be receiving its potential attention. Whenever you publish a new post be sure to also publish it across all of your other social media platforms, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc… and leave a call to action on each of them encouraging people to click your links and get reading your posts.

For tips on how to boost your blog traffic check out my post here!

Hopefully, by correcting these five issues you will be well on your way to increasing your blog engagement! How long have you been blogging? What’s your top tip for those starting out? Let me know in the comments! 

Love, Sophia x

20 Comments

  1. June 28, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Thank you for those tips! I really need to make some time and start promoting my posts and engage more with other blogs, but it’s just so much work sometimes 😀

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 29, 2017 / 5:55 am

      It is a lot of work, and blogging is hard! People think that you just write and get lots of free products, but the truth is much more complicated xx Keep at it 😀

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 29, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you sweet! I hope you’re ok?! Are you feeling better? Sending my love xx

  2. June 29, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Above listed out reasons may affect the post engagement. I think interesting or relevant contents which may affect our daily lives will be a game changer, especially in social media platforms. Thank You for Posting

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 29, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Abhilash! x

  3. June 29, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Pretty simple and yet not everyone know this things. My tip would be to create great content.

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 29, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Yes! Great content is the first step! x

  4. Mika
    June 29, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ve been blogging for 3 months and loving it so far. Slowly starting to get more engagement 🙂

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 29, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Congratulations on your three month anniversary! x 😀

  5. June 29, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Great content is a good way to ”hook” the visitors in every blog post. Besides that, all your tips are so on point. I also believe that giving time and attention to other blogs will give you back all the engagement.

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 30, 2017 / 6:21 am

      I totally agree! x

  6. June 30, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Good news is I’m doing all of this, steady traffic and engagement is going up. Maybe I need to promote more! 🙂 Great tips though as these are all important!

    • Sophia
      Author
      July 1, 2017 / 8:13 am

      Thank you Claire! x

  7. June 30, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Great tips! This is so true and perfect for those who are struggling! xoxo

    • Sophia
      Author
      July 1, 2017 / 8:12 am

      Thank you Laura x

  8. Tereza
    July 6, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Amen to all of these Sophia! Especially the one where you can’t comment as a guest, I just can’t deal with that haha x

    • Sophia
      Author
      July 10, 2017 / 5:45 am

      Haha! I know that one always gets me! x

  9. August 6, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This is great, thanks! I like the call to action part, another great new piece of information from your blog that I didn’t yet know about!

    • Sophia
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      We’re always learning Amanda, glad you could take something from it 🙂 x

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