Bell is universally considered good-looking, but it’s not like she’s a supermodel or anything.
To get visitors to comment, you have to convince them to read most if not all of the post. Well, the third part of the formula is the surprising one: emotion. Over time, the dividends are enormous, not only in additional comments but also in traffic and revenue. More engagement means more comments, so emphasize email and make that RSS button a little harder to find. For one, the number of new comments a post receives drops dramatically when it’s pushed off the front page, but also, readers tend to get overwhelmed when you’re publishing a lot of content. If you email your subscribers a post, and they don’t read it, they must not be interested, right? They may have overlooked it, been too busy to read it, or failed to receive it because of some technical glitch. When you get a link from an authority in your niche, the visitors are much more likely to comment than visitors who stumble across you on search engines or social sharing sites. Just hit them up on Facebook or Twitter and explain how the post will help their audience. So, sometimes it’s worth giving them a little incentive to get off their butts and comment. “Damn, I never knew getting comments was so much work. By getting them off their butts, you’re not just boosting your comment count. You can give up, not because your work isn’t good, but because no one is you it’s good. If you get dozens of comments on every post you publish, all of them thanking you and cheering you on, it’s really easy to stay motivated to keep writing. Whenever I get a little down, one my favorite things to do is go back to posts like this one and read the comments. Not because I’m a crybaby, not because I lack self-confidence, but because we all need to be reminded of how much other people treasure us. If you want more comments, you have to engage your readers. Write a post that makes your readers fall in love with you.
Men will get their turn under the microscope soon enough.
As usual, none of this (with the exception of the celebrity examples) is Let’s start at the beginning.
Let’s look at what the ratings distribution might be for a couple famous people.
I imagine that for, say, the actress Kristen Bell it would be roughly like this: Ms.