8 Great Tips to Increase Your Blog Comments

Aha! Struck a chord, eh? Probably the #1 biggest issue I get from frustrated, beleaguered bloggers is that of the empty comments box. I know, I’ve been there, and often times, I’m still there, resorting to a steady stream of urgent pleas for interaction from my faithful posy. Payments works as well, especially for a teen comment.

I’ve let all this go, slowly, for the most part as I’ve found that in the last 2 years of blogging, slowly but surely my readership has, indeed increased and so has the response rate. Understand however, that just because folks aren’t commenting does NOT mean they are not reading, absorbing and appreciating your words.

Did you get that? I said “Not much of a correlation!” Did I make your day? [Read more...]

Secret to a Successful Blog = Secret to a Successful Networking Group

Have you wondered what the correlation between a great networking group that reaps results and a great blog that generates business leads is? What’s the secret, the common denominator that differentiates a lead generating blog or networking group from a sluggish networking group that creeps along, churning out awkward and sometimes wasted blocks of our time, or the website or blog that sits stagnant with analytics showing zero to three visitors per week, no comments and no leads coming in through the door?

I’ve been thinking about this lately when last weeks blog about the success of my BNI group seemed to hit such a chord of support and enthusiasm not just from our faithful group members but from other BNI members from throughout the state of CT as well.

The next day I was asked, as I am from many, what the REAL difference was between a blog and a website is, so to answer this for the masses that are still confused I’ll outline that here and then get to the point: [Read more...]

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