Oh boy that’s pretty direct isn’t it, but I needed to grab your attention before I start spending my money!
Grab a cuppa, I’m on a roll…
I have a gut feeling that comments here at the blog have dropped off since I upgraded my blog and changed from a simple comment system to Disqus. There has been a couple of e-mails from readers saying they do not like Disqus. Personally as a blog commenter myself, I like it simple, any complication when trying to comment and I click out of the site.
But before I spend my money on web development and making changes (as you know I like to consciously spend! even the BBC know that), I’m asking for your advice on what I need to do to increase comments.
Now it could be nothing to do with Disqus – it could be my blog isn’t very good, or that my posts aren’t hitting the mark any more, or you haven’t got time. All of those would be very valid reasons. I’m still glad you are reading even if you aren’t commenting and I know people are reading because I can see my stats. Sincerely I appreciate the time you spend reading my ramblings.
But I’m oh so lonely. I used to get a lot of comments and absolutely loved reading them!
So, being the chatty kind of gal that I am I’d like to ask (beg) for feedback.
Is it the comments system? Or is it something else? You can be brutal if it’s the content I’m creating – I need to know – pretty please 🙂 The truth can hurt, but it’s always worth the pain so one can improve. if it is Disqus then it will be changed back to WordPress comments asap.
If it is the comments system then it’s unlikely you are going to leave a comment (chicken and egg) so please feel free to let me know anyway you wish: here, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, contact form, e-mail or carrier pigeon (but I’m guessing you need my address for the last one unless you get a seriously clued-up pigeon).
The timing of this post is due to me having a giveaway to run and I was going to post it today but as I have a nagging doubt whether anyone will comment, I thought I’d ask now (it’s been on my mind a while).
Don’t forget guys whether you comment or not I truly appreciate every single reader. Apparently only about 5% of blog readers ever comment, but even they have dropped off although my readership hasn’t – help me solve the puzzle please…
Thanks everyone x