Do comments matter a lot?
Should I answer all the comments?
Does this indicate my success?
Many ask these same questions and there is no specific answer. Many pro bloggers answer with yes and many others answer with no.
There is no specific answer for this question.
But here in this post I will show you when you should care about comments and when you shouldn’t.
So are you ready ? ;)
Let’s dive in!
Here are the stages in a nutshell:
1- New blogger (comments don’t matter a lot):
2- You are building your community (comments matter a lot):
3- You are an authority now (comments don’t matter):
Let’s explore each stage: before we go also read Why You Should Comment on Other Blogs?
1-New blogger (comments don’t matter a lot):
When you are still new, comments matters but it doesn’t matter a lot.You may have many posts with no comments.Maybe all your posts don’t have any comment.
That’s why it doesn’t matter a lot.
What you can do now is to try to get more comments and respond to the small no. of comments you get. You must encourage people to comment. Try to increase it
2-You are building Community (comments matter a lot):
Now, you are trying to build community. You want to build relationships with more readers. So, you must respond to each comment.
Also you can guest blog to get more people in your community and you must respond to each comment on that blog also.
You are building a community.
Try to comment on each post, if it’s yours on your blog or it’s yours on other blogs or even not yours on other blogs but it feathers your blog.
By commenting on yours you will build relationships with new readers. When you comment on others posts you will build a relationship with the owner themselves and with new readers also.
3-You are an authority (comments don’t matter):
Now you have your community.
You receive many comments on each post.
You are considered an authority on your niche.
When you reach this level comments will not matter a lot, why?
1-You have big community: they can comment on each other.
2-You receive many comments: you can’t comment on all of them.
3-You are an authority: this will make people read your posts and they will not expect a comment from you but they will comment.
This is not last words about this topic. This topic is very big, but I liked to show you when you should care about comments and when you shouldn’t.
However, comments are very important even if you are an authority. If you will not comment then no problem but what will happen if you commented on the new visitor’s comment?
You have added another one to your community with this simple comment, because you are an authority, so when you answer the question of one of your readers, he will be happy and will be your loyal reader forever.
Did you see how does comment matter even if you are an authority?
Over to you:
What do you think about this post? What is your stage? Can we add other stages? :)