How to Build a Powerful Community Through Blog Comments - WordCamp Chicago 2012

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Some say that, with the growth of other social media networks, blog comments are heading toward extinction. But all we have to do is look at the bloggers who successfully engage their readers to know thats not true. Learn the strategies the pros use so you can connect with your readers in the comments, engage them, encourage them to interactwith you and the rest of the communityand build stronger relationships with your audience.

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  • How to Build a Powerful Community Through Blog Comments

    Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

  • I wantcomments

    Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Is your blog comment-friendly?

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Tips for BuildingCommunitywith Blog

    Comments

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Ask a question at the end of your post

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Ask follow-up questions to commenters when

    appropriate

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Dont talk

    down to your

    readers

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Get personal(call them by their name)

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Admit you might be wrong

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Talk to your commenters and respond

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Invite readers to share their solutions

    and thoughts

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Be specific about what you like about a comment

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Recognize returning

    commenters

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Dont be a jerk if

    someone disagrees with you

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Be careful of starting cliques

  • Bob Dunn | aka BobWP | twitter: bobwp

    Using plugins and platforms that encourage comments and

    community

  • thanks from

    bob@bobwp.combobwp.com

    energizeyourblog.com