3 Easy Ways To Get More Blog Comments

The amount of blog comments & interaction you receive on your blog posts is really important if you want to take your blog to the next level. A lot of ad networks base your application on how many blog comments you average per post. If a company wants to work with your blog they will want to see some sort of interaction on your blog posts before agreeing to work with you.

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When I first started this blog my interaction was terrible. I would be lucky to get 1 comment on a blog post and it would most likely be from someone in my family. The issue with my lack of comments in the beginning was due to a few things… I hadn’t found my blogging niche, I wasn’t networking with other bloggers, and I wasn’t actively trying to get more blog comments.

I’ve found a few things that have been working for me lately and wanted to share them with you! Let me know if I’ve missed anything in the comments. I love learning from other bloggers!

1. Find Your Blogging Niche & Connect With Bloggers In That Niche

This is pretty obvious, but for me it wasn’t in the beginning. I didn’t know what my niche was and I would blindly comment on blogs without really connecting with the blogger. I wouldn’t receive comments back and I felt like I was getting nowhere. The issue here was that I didn’t know my blog’s voice and I wasn’t sure how to come across. Taking time to figure out what your blog’s niche is and then finding blogger’s who share the same niche will really help with interaction!

2. Join or Create Blogging Facebook Groups

You can either try to find a group to join or create your own. I’ve actually done both. Creating your own takes much more time because you will be the admin and the one responsible for keeping the group active.  I created a local one for Austin, TX bloggers. Let me know if you would like to join in the comments!

3. Create a Blog Comment Google Doc

Create a list for yourself of about 20 bloggers that you have either connected with, collaborated with, or just love to follow. Go down that list every few days and leave a nice comment on their most recent post. Do this for a month and see what a difference it makes. Chances are you will receive comments back and make new blogging friends!

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any tips to add in the comments!


  1. Indigo Ocean on May 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I agree that this is incredibly important. I advise my consulting clients not to even start a blog until they are ready to do the work of building an audience, preferably after they already have built at least a small one. You can easily spend twice as much time promoting each post as creating it. Networking with other bloggers makes it all go so much more quickly.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on May 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Very true!

  2. Karen M Peterson on May 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I love that third idea! I hadn’t thought of doing that, but it makes a lot of sense!

  3. Donna on May 5, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I love the Google Doc idea – thanks for sharing, I will definitely be doing that! I have only really started delving into the social aspect of blogging (after 6 months of blogging – took me long enough)! Its so much more fun when you start making connections with other bloggers 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on May 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

      You’re welcome! Oh I’ve been blogging for 5 years and just recently got into it!

  4. Stacey Valle on May 5, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I love it! I didn’t thought of #3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on May 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Of course, thanks Stacey!

  5. Lauren on May 5, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I love the idea of blogging groups, especially local ones! I am in a few for SF and Bay Area and it’s a great way to connect.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on May 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

      So true! You never realize how many like-minded ladies are in your city until you join one!

  6. Lauren Jade Martin on June 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Loving all your tips girl (just read the Instagram one as well) 😀 It’s so frustrating all of us always being so super busy all the time. It’s like almost impossible to connect! Let’s try to grab coffee or a passbook spot soon!
    Lauren Jade
    Lauren Jade Lately
    ‘Simplify Life, Maximize Happiness’

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on June 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Oh gosh I know I’m so busy I can’t breathe sometimes lol… Send me your number via Facebook so we can make it happen!

  7. Aishwarya S on August 10, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I completely rely on these great Facebook Groups for comments and it’s fun to read their blogs as well. Great post!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Thanks for your kind comment!

  8. Denay DeGuzman on August 10, 2015 at 11:18 am

    This is a really great post, and a good reminder on how to build an audience. Bloggers are a wonderful resource for one another and really help each other out. It’s important to start building those friendships and connections with other bloggers in your niche early on. Another idea is to create a blogging tribe of about 5-6 members; these members can work together to boost one another’s engagement and promote each other over social media.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Thanks for your kind words Denay. I agree on the blogging tribe. Are you in one?

  9. Katy on August 10, 2015 at 11:34 am

    These are actually useful tips! Also, love that you’re also based in ATX! 🙂

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      So exciting! You should join my Austin blogger’s group on Facebook!

  10. Becky @ Disney in your Day on August 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I’m definitely working on trying to improve this. If I read any blog post at all I comment on it, because I know how much it means as a blogger to get comments. When I started it was just my mom commenting on all my posts – she still does comment on most of them 🙂

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Haha, my mom was my major support at the beginning as well. Keep it up!

  11. Auntie Blues on August 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Great advice! I’ve just now started networking with other bloggers. I commit that sin of comparison often & think “I’m not worthy!” However, I’ve found that other bloggers are super supportive & encouraging! I’ve found a whole new source of motivation & inspiration through FB groups & I know my blog will improve as a result. Thanks!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      It sure will! 🙂 Keep it up!

  12. Tammy Greene on August 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I had never thought about doing anything like number 3. What a great idea! I’m on it!!!

  13. Crysta @ WellWornSuitcase on August 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Definitely great advice! I love all of them, but especially #3. When I first started looking to develop my blog full-time, I found an article with a list of the top 100 or so blogs in my niche, and created a spreadsheet with them. At first I commented on all of them, then I narrowed it down more and more as I developed relationships and found who was the best “fit” for not only who I wanted to associate with, but who I wanted to read!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Such a good idea! Thanks for your comment Crysta!

  14. Nicoleta on August 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    These pieces of advice are really great! As a relatively new blogger, I’ve definitely encountered this issue, and I have to say, I never thought about your third tip! All are accurate and helpful!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Good to know! Glad I could help! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  15. Allison Gallagher on August 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    This is so helpful….Thank you for sharing. Up until I was in a blogging facebook group I didn’t have 1 comment. Now I have almost 100!!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Yes, they really help! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  16. CAROL CASSARA on August 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Yes. Reciprocation is the key to comments. The problem is how time consuming the whole process can be if you are not selective.

  17. Fresh, Pure, Sweet on August 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Great advice– so helpful from a newbie blogger 🙂

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Awesome, glad it helped!

  18. Valerie on August 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Love this! Have been doing number one and two, but not always keeping up with number 3, so thanks for the reminder!!

    Fashion And travel

  19. Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on August 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I definitely noticed an uptick in comments when I started using Facebook groups! I also use tip #3 but instead of using a Google Doc I take advantage of the Bloglovin’ groups feature so I can go straight to my “blog friends” while I’m already there checking out other posts.

  20. Kimberly on August 10, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you for these great tips! I’m a new blogger and I’m definitely going to utilize these!

  21. Christina on August 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Great tips, I really like creating a google doc. I feel like that is something I really need to do. Along with finding my niche, which has been so difficult for me. I write a lot on inspiration but also everything else. I need to focus more on that I think but I need to get so much figured out too!

  22. Alicia Snow on August 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Comments are super important, but feel like less and less people are leaving comments nowadays. I have a Facebook group called Blogging Tribe and that seems to help a lot!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 9:51 am

      I’ll have to check it out. How do I join?

  23. Ashley Servis on August 11, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Commenting on other blogs are a must if you want interaction. I love the facebook groups I have joined. I wish I had time for more, but two to three a day is plenty.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 11, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Yes, they are such a great resource! Which ones do you belong to?

  24. Claire on August 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

    These are all great ideas! Especially the facebook groups 😉

  25. Stacey Valle on August 11, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I never thought of the third idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah on August 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I really like the idea of creating a doc to keep track. I tried putting my favorite blogs in BlogLovin, but I hardly ever seem to go there – however, I’m constantly juggling other tracking docs for different things on a daily basis. Adding one more to an existing task would be easier than adding a whole new process with another site.

  27. Kris on December 22, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for all these great posts on blogging! I’m blogging in Austin and still have yet to find my niche. For now I love reading different blog posts from all over and looking at content as well as the visual side of things. So much to learn about!! What does the Facebook group entail?

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