I'm likely going against the grain by posting this, but I'm curious.
I recently read an article titled '10 Simple Ways to Get More Blog Comments'. I read this because I not only want comments on my posts, but I want to engage my readers with content that applies to them. Without comments, how can I accomplish this?
When it comes to blog comments—and user participation online in general— researcher Jakob Nielsen found something called the 90-9-1 rule.
On average, 90 percent of your blog’s readers will never comment on a blog post (he calls them “consumers”). 9 percent will comment from time to time (called “contributors”). And only 1 percent will regularly leave a thoughtful response that adds to the value of your post (the “creators”).