In this chapter of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog we learn to make a reader famous. Choose a commenter to feature in a unique and special way and increase you reader interaction on your blog. I’m fairly good at commenting on my reader’s blogs on occasions, and especially with frequent commenters, engaging them in conversation on Twitter, etc.
But there are some fantastic tips in today’s challenge that I really would love to implement more of on my own blog. Promoting a comment into a blog post I have done from the very beginning when I got my first very negative comment. But why did I only use a negative comment to springboard post ideas? Why not pull some insightful POSITIVE comments into blog posts also? Look for more of this in the future.
Other ways to make a reader feel special include writing about their blog, telling people to go comment on one of their posts, feature a reader of the week or month, give your readers a chance to show off (like we’re doing in this series in fact), take a poll and bring in guest posters.
Guest posts are something I’ve done the in the past with great success. I think I’d like to do more interviews, features and comment promotions in the future. Your challenge is to somehow promote a reader on your blog – if not today, soon!
Have you done this in the past? Which methods have been successful for you? Which do you want to try in the future?