~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Im no comment expert nor am I popular on WBC, and heck ive had tons of posts that have got no comments! but its been trial and error and I have learnt over the months! I dont necessarily always follow my own advice but If I did im sure it would work haha. so I wanted to share
"my secret" with you all! Ive been on WBC for over a year and have
seen more then a dozen times the same post: Disapointed in WBC
brides/ no comments/ WBC pledge for commenting. ...or something
along those lines. This post is in no way directed towards anyone! nd apologies for being so long haha, ive been holding this in for a LONG time!
Here are the secrets I have found:
1) Your picture: you have to have one! plain and simple! dont expect
many if any comments without one, and when you get one it has to
catch peoples attention, so make sure it STANDS OUT. Think of this,
there is what? 40 posts that people can view at a time, chances are wewont stop and look at EVERY one, so when we see one with a funny or bold pic we stop and click (like window shopping). I keep a file on my computer titled WBC pics that ive collected over the last year that cover a variety of potential topics and emotions. Im always on the look for catchy pics I can use and google has become my best friend!
2) Your description: This also has to stand out! Along with your pic
this is one of the biggest things that will catch the window shopping
brides attention. Dont use something long or generic or boring (Keep
in mind when the post is displayed it will only show the first few
words). Using your name (like in third person) seems to be a big hit
too. Ive made jokes of this is the past but its the truth!! Just
look at any of the top brides pages, such as unpredictablebride or aimee114 etc..you know who you are haha.
3) Your topic: What is the purpose of you posting the post? Do you
want advice? do you want to share some advice? are you proud of a
recent DIY? do you have a question? do you need to rant? Your topic
generally has to be of interest to another bride. What has made the
top posts more then ever? shoes lol cause they are of general interest
to everyone! Voting seems to be popular too because its interactive! another tip: Dont use all capitals hahahaha
4) Your attitude: Postivitey for the win! I understand we all need to
vent! and Im right there with you sometimes haha. Although these seem to get the views every so often too if your generally postive and happy like Nidahl then you will get more comments and a good reputation! people will want to comment on your posts because your such a fun and nice person!
5) If you give comments, you'll get comments: this one is self explanatory
6) Always try to end the post with a question: The first and the
hardest method is, to make your posts more attractive so the bride
wont leave your post without leaving a comment. You may have the
traffic but you arnt necessarily getting the comments? thats a common
complaint! I think most of you have already noticed that most top
brides blogs posts contains a question at the end. Do you know why they are doing it? Its like a small invitation for the readers to leave a comment. So, try to end your post with a question and let the
reader complete the post.
7) Time of day: The best time of day to post I have found is late
morning on a weekday, if your posting late at night or weekend you
will automatically have less comments...The posts are up for 24 hours
or until they are bumped so utilize your time well.
8) If at first you dont succeed...try again! I have had posts where I
get no comments....I generally deleate them and try agan at another
time. Maybe tweak it a bit and try to follow the above advice, and
that tends to work
9) dont worry so much about comments: I know this whole post is
focused on the secrets to getting more comments but you just have to
relax!!! Dont try so hard! This isnt a popularity contest! Its about
your wedding and you sharing your thoughts and feelings and hard work with others, almost like a journal or diary. I didnt take the pledge
for a reason, and it has nothing to do with me not wanting to comment
on others pages. I think I have a pretty good track record so im happy
with that! I got some of the best advice from a bride once that has
stuck with me: No one will care about your wedding as much as you do, let that one soak in haha.
So I wanted to open the post to you WBC brides (as im no expert by any means), Do you agree or not? and what advice do you have to add to help other brides out???