Ever feel like you’re talking to yourself at your blog and at social networking sites?
I know I’m not the only one who’s spent hours crafting a message, in the hopes it will pique someone’s curiosity, only to receive nothing. Zilch. Nada. Not a message, not a comment… not even an email telling me what they learned.
If so, try this experiment. It will lead to… more comments at your blog, on your Facebook wall, on Twitter, and more results from your blog marketing, in general.
Choose one of the following phrases and regularly add it to the end of your blog posts or messages:
–“Am I wrong?”
–“Am I crazy?”
–“What do you think?”
–“Do you agree?”
–“What’s your best advice?”
–“How many of you are guilty of this?” (I use this phrase after linking to an article that talks about “the biggest mistakes.” It drums up a way for your readers to relate and provokes emotions.)
–“What’s your best tip?”
–“What’s your Number One pet peeve?”
These are all conversation-starters. They show your blog readers that you’re curious about what’s on their minds and they’ll do wonders for your blog marketing.
And, let’s face it – the feedback you receive helps you to know what your readers are and aren’t enjoying and can help you craft future blog posts accordingly. Knowing your feedback is just one (really important ) way to give your blog marketing a much needed boost.
Sometimes those magic phrases lead to a lively give-and- take. When I end my messages with one of those questions, I generate more comments at my blog and more retweets from my followers on Twitter.
You can also use those phrases when pointing to controversial content at somebody else’s site. Don’t shy away from sharing other people’s information on Facebook.
One of the best ways to do that is by creating a Facebook Note, where you can upload photos, link to other websites and use HTML to command attention.
How many of those opportunities are you missing?