Hi everyone. Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you enjoy the reviews as much as I like writing them. I have only been doing the blog for a little over a year, so I am still learning new things all the time. There is one thing I cannot figure out and I am hoping some of you can help me out.
How do I get more readers to comment on the posts?
Most days there are a good number of unique viewers that come to Kid Lit Reviews, yet there may only be one or two comments, and many times none. I do not understand what I need to do differently.
Anyone with any ideas or thoughts on why the comment count is so low, I would greatly appreciate reading your thoughts.
Where to comment.
The Koi theme is colorful and good for the topic of children’s books. I would much rather have a more kid oriented theme, yet on WordPress.com, finding a great theme is not easy. I like the Koi theme. I like how the posts look. What I do not like, but honestly never thought much about it until last April, when it was brought to my attention during the A-Z Challenge, is the location of the comment box.
If you enter the site and read the post listed, the comment box can only be reached by clinking on the link at the top of the post. To the left of the title, under the date, is the link to the comment box.
If you click on a review from the sidebar, the comment box will be at the end of the review, as it should be. It is crazy, I know.
I have tried placing directions to the comment link at the top, but it did not increase the number of comments. With the exception of last April, during the A-Z Challenge, comments have stayed silently low.
Need Your Help!
Short of changing the theme, which I really do not want to do, what can I do to encourage readers to comment? I really need your help. Why do you not comment?
Please tell me what gets you to comment on other blogs?
I try to reply to all comments. What else can I do to encourage readers to comment?
Is there anything I am not doing correctly, that stops you from making a comment?
Anything at all that you think will help, please tell me.
This is Important.
This blog/review site is important to me and I am in it for the long haul. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. I own the domain for the next three years and have intentions of renewing for five next time.
I love children’s books, reviewing children’s books, and writing children’s stories. I am working on a middle grade book.
YOU, the reader, are important to me. Please help me out.
Why do you comment on a blog?
Why would you not comment?
Thank you for reading this blog/review site. I hope you have the time and desire to read each review and post. If you comment, I try very hard to reply to each one.
Thank you for the first year–it was fantastic! I love every one of you and get so excited to see your comments.
To everyone who gave encouragement, hope, and prayers during my last surgery, Thank You! It meant more to me than I know how to express. I was surprised, delighted, and encouraged during what turned out to be a nasty situation.
To Erik and Diane. HUGE thank yous for your wonderful guest posts. I appreciate you filling in some of the hole left by my unexpected leave. Both of you did a wonderful job and I am so very happy to have your words on this blog.