Along with traffic, the action most desired by most bloggers is that of readers commenting on their blog posts. Prior to the explosion of social media and easy syndication of content to external sites, it was straight-forward...you publish a post and readers commented on your blog post...on the blog.
Now, however, your posts get published on Facebook via the Notes Application (not so reliable anymore) or NetworkedBlogs or any of a number of tools that feed your content to multiple platforms.
A question that has come up several times on the Blog Squad Facebook page, is: when you're commenting and a blog is posted on FB do you comment on the blog or on FB, or both?
You can see my answer below. I would like to know your opinion too.
Where do you prefer readers comment on your blog posts? On Facebook for the potential viral visibility and traffic? Or on the blog for better SEO and traffic? I know there are opinions on both sides of this issue. Please post your preference in the comments along with your reasons why.
If you prefer people to comment on your blog, how do you encourage them to do so? That's a biggie!
Here's the recent conversation from my Page:
I recently switched from the Notes App to NetworkedBlogs because Notes was taking days to update the feed. I like NetworkedBlogs because when a reader clicks to read the full article, they're more inclined to post their comments on the blog. And, as I said on FB, as long as the reader gets value, wherever they comment is fine by me.