Because the goal of having a blog is to build a real community of like-minded people who read your blog, leave blog comments and interact with you.
And here at Big Vision Business, we’ve recently made a major change to our blog comments so that readers can really open up and ask really deep questions without any worry.
You’ve gotta watch The Big Vision Show to find out what that BIG “blog comment” change was…
PLUS… in this video I’m giving you 3 quick blog tips to create deeper engagement on your blog (and increase your blog traffic).
So if you have a blog (or if you want to start a blog) you’ve got to watch this episode.
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Does it make a difference to you to have this private, closed comment platform?
And leave your feedback on this transition and this change… Do you feel it’s a good move? Do you feel it’s better to be a good marketer?
Transcript of this episode:
In this episode, we’re talking about how to get more comments on your blog.
So, I’ve been online with the blog for over five years now, and over the years, I actually accumulated thousands and thousands of comments. But not too long ago, we actually switched our comments platform over to Facebook, which means that if you posted a little comment, it would actually show up on your Facebook page so that everybody else in the world could see it.
Now, I was thinking like a marketing guy, and as a marketing guy, that’s very smart. Because every time somebody sees your post, then they click on it, and it takes me to my website, and that’s one of the ways you get traffic. But as you know, and as I’ve been sharing with you in these videos, lately I’ve been wanting to go deeper and deeper into what I would call “alignment,” which is where every part of this business reflects the deepest calling of what I’m here to do.
And what I’m here to do is take you to really deep space where you feel your value and see your value and experience your value in greater ways than you ever have before so that your business thrives. So, I was feeling like having this Facebook comment thing was actually a little bit out of alignment, because you couldn’t really post this deep vulnerable thing on the blog, otherwise, like, everybody else would see it, “The company is failing, I’m so miserable, and I hate my life. Great post!”
So, in order to get into alignment, we actually decided to let go of the thousands of comments that were attached to the Facebook plug-in and shift into a private comments platform. What this means is that if you look below, you can post a comment and the only people that will see it is the people that are in our tribe. My intention for that was so you could really open up, be more vulnerable, more real, ask deeper questions, expose better parts of yourself without the fear of broadcasting that to the world.
One, because my hope is that this actually does inspire you to start engaging more deeply with us, but two, it’s because getting people to engage and comment on your blog is a very important part of your business. It’s where you develop a two-way communication with people so that you can speak to them and hear what they’re saying. It’s where you get feedback and direction, interaction. And it’s also where people come to see that you have a following that really loves you and supports you and thus, maybe they want to do more business with you.
So, I wanted to just give you three quick tips about the ways that you can create deeper engagement on your blog. Number one, just be more open and share more of your own stories, just like I’m doing here. You know, we might think that everybody wants our content, but what people really want is to get to know the leaders. They want to get to know the truth of what’s going on. So, share more of your own personal stories and be willing to actually go into what feels scary and alive to you.
Number two, ask great questions that you genuinely want answers to. A lot of times, people tell people to comment and it’s like on the lamest stuff. Instead, be really thoughtful and provocative with the questions you ask and then respond to them. You know, be willing to actually have a dialog with the people who engage with you on your blog, ’cause one, it respects the fact that they are taking their time to post, but two, it develops deeper levels of engagement with you and them.
And number three, which I would go so far as to say might be one of the most important is – consistency. You know, people will always post a blog like, once a month, and nobody really wants to read something if it just happens every so often. They want to get to know you, they want to get inside of your mind. So, get into a habit of consistency. It’s one of the reasons why we make these videos for you every week.
So, with all that said, this brings me to the sincere question I want to ask you today, which is first and foremost, does it make a difference to you to have this private and closed comment platform? I’d really love to hear if that does, in fact, make you feel like there’s a greater opportunity to go deeper, and secondly, I’d love to hear your feedback on what you think of this transition, or what you think of this change? Do you feel like it’s a good move? Do you feel like it’s better to be a great marketer? And I’d really actually like to have an open dialog around, you know, balancing, marketing, versus creating a closed community.
Please share your thoughts below as a comment, or of course always ask questions. I think me and everybody in the tribe would love to hear your thoughts here.
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Thanks so much for your time – look forward to seeing you in the next episode, and specifically reading your comments below.
And, remember: your big vision is possible. You simply need to keep going, keep growing and keep sharing your message with the world. I’ll see you real soon. Much love.
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