6 Comment Hacks That Will Boost WordPress Blog Interactivity
Comments are important for WordPress blogs as they can be seen as one of the indicators of blog success. In another perspective, it can also be the motivator for us, the WordPress bloggers to keep blogging and share new ideas with our readers.
It can be frustrating if after we have put a lot of effort in our WordPress blogs, it seems nobody is interested to be part of our WordPress blogs by leaving comment.
In order to promote more comments by our blog readers, there are few ways that you use and implement into your WordPress blogs. One of the ways is by organizing blog contest which I am currently having in this site which I will announce the winners soon.
Besides having blog contest, we have to focus on improving the interactivity of our WordPress blogs. By improving the element of interactivity, it will help to create a closer relationship between you and your readers which most of the WordPress blogs lack off.
For this post, I would like to share 6 hacks which will help you make to process of leaving comments by your readers to be easier and ensure that your readers will feel appreciated by you for their contributions. Therefore, closer and constructive relationship can be built within your WordPress blogs.
You are Twittering mood? Want to let your readers use their Twitter’s profile picture rather gravatar for your comment section? This hack will show you fast way to display Twitter’s profile picture in your comment section.
By having huge list of comments, it can be really hard for your readers who plan to read most of the comments and respond to them. It is because it can be confusing as most of the comments look the same.
With this hack, you can have alternating row colours for your comments that will bring clearer separation between comments.
The best approach that we should take for our readers is not to interrupt the standard flow which most of our blog readers have. It is because by interrupting the flow, it can be confusing your readers and distracts their attentions.
By separating the trackbacks and comments, it will ensure your readers are kept focussed and not being distracted by trackbacks (which can be a lot) while reading the comments.
It can be demotivated for your readers to leave comments for your WordPress blog post if there long list of comments. It is because some of the readers may feel their comments will not be read and therefore may decide not to leave any comment.
This tutorial will help you to change the default setting of WordPress by listing the most recent comments first in the comment section and therefore invite more readers to leave comments on your WordPress blog.
By promoting to our readers to subscribe our RSS feed to keep them update with our latest blog post, it can reduce the chance of them of leaving comments in our WordPress blog.
Therefore, to increase the chance for them to go to our site and contribute some great comments, it is definitely an appropriate approach by reminding them and this hack will definitely be handy for you.
Twitter can be a great source of quality incoming traffics and it is bad for WordPress blogs if we are not trying to be part of it.
One of the ways is to create an additional box in the comment section which your readers can share their Twitter ID. This hack will help to add the box in a faster and easier way.
Do you have anything else to share?
Do you have any hacks or tips that you would like to share? What do you think about the above hacks?
Feel free to share in the comment section below. I am happy to have them over here. Cheers!