Building Anticipation On Your Blog

by derek on July 22, 2008 · 17 comments

How would you like to increase the number of comments on your blog?

Do you want to see the number of RSS subscribers skyrocket?

Or maybe you are planning a blog contest and you want to see a huge response from your readers.

The common theme among these goals is the idea of participation.

You want your readers to participate by sharing their voice in the form of comments. You want to encourage new visitors to participate on your blog by subscribing to your RSS feed. You want your readers to participate in your contest and share the contest with their readers.

Do you want to know how to go about encouraging this participation?

Now that you are nodding your head in agreement, let me share one word that will put you on the path to more participation.

Anticipation.

By building a sense of anticipation among your readers, you will find that you are able to accomplish your goal of increasing participation.

Naturally this leads to the question of how you go about building anticipation on your blog.

Rather than go into a long explanation of how to build anticipation, I thought it would be worthwhile to point you towards a few people that have clearly grasped the ability to build anticipation.

CopyBlogger has discussed one simple way to generate more comments.

Problogger shared a secret to finding new subscribers for your blog.

If you want to learn how to build anticipation for an upcoming contest…well, you’ll just have to come back tomorrow! 😉

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