What you are about to read was originally an old post about a movement I was trying to get off the ground. It never really took off, but I still think it was a great idea.
When looking back at my blog posts, I get the feeling that although I am doing all the right things and most of my blogs are getting lots of hits, very few people are taking the time to comment. Now if you’re like me, you have to agree that getting comments breathes life into a blog. Without feedback, it’s sort of like talking to the wind. If we think of our blog as a room and the readers as visitors to that room, then perhaps getting that initial comment would be like what would happen when someone breaks the silence, and a conversation ensues. We need a way to break the ice, and the best approach is to offer an incentive. The best motivation is to return the favour by commenting on their blog.