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4 BIG Mistakes To Avoid When Interacting With Blog Readers

If you’re using a blog to generate traffic, one of the best things that you can do is allow people to comment on your post. In fact, an even better thing to do is to respond to their comments, answer their questions and give advice when needed. But there are some rules that come with interacting with blog readers so that you don’t make a mistake that will result in your traffic going down instead of up. Here are three mistakes to avoid when responding to comments posted on your blog.

1. The first mistake that were going to discuss is one that actually happens quite often with bloggers. They sometimes make the mistake of only posting on comments where a question is asked and you are being aloof and condescending. You’re trying to develop a relationship with your readers and that means interacting with them on a more personal level. You want the readers to think of you as a friend and advisor not as some faceless blogger. So, make sure that you interact in a friendly and personal way - like you would do with your best friend.

2. Another thing that you want to be sure that you do is avoid controversial subjects. Even if other people in your comment thread are discussing politics or religion, and you feel as if you should weigh in, don’t do it. No matter what you believe or don’t believe, as the blogger and host, you want to be completely neutral on controversial subjects like politics and religion. However, keep in mind this is only for the comments section. You can use politics or a controversial subject to create a blog post to attract traffic. But just stay out of the arguments and negative discussions in the comments.

3. Never ever lose your temper. That will kill your reader traffic almost instantly. Look at the big picture of elevating your business by staying professional and being friendly. Make sure that you don’t get caught up emotionally with someone, even if they are disparaging you or your blog. This is especially true if you have readers that are just trolling. Losing your cool takes away from your expertise and authority. People are reading your blog because they believe you to be an expert in a certain field. When you lose your temper, even though it has nothing to do with your expertise, people will still judge you based upon your reactions and comments.

4. Finally, if you discover a factual error in your blog, take immediate steps to correct it. Don’t be afraid to make a comment, thank the reader that discovered the error, and apologize to your audience for the error. Your readers will respect you for that. Additionally, it will also build trust with your readers.

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