It is a very good habit to interact with your readers more and remain in touch with them through Twitter or Facebook. It helps a lot to create a healthy relation with your readers and you can build a huge list of loyal readers. In my today’s article I am going to tell you about some additional blogging tools to interact more with your readers.
Installing a forum in your site, can help you a lot to get high traffic to your blog/site. With the help of forum you can easily solve problems asked by readers, so it is a super good way to increase interaction with your readers. If you’re planning to install a forum on your site, Pradeep a got a huge list of 15 open source forums.
Advantages of installing a forum
Help you to build loyal readers: If any user gets his/her problem solved in your forum he/she will surely come back to the forum again.
Help you to get a lot of post ideas: If any user asks any question, you can answer it in your blog by writing a detailed tutorial thus getting new and post ideas.
Disadvantages of installing a forum
Difficult to maintain: I personally feel that forums are very difficult to maintain as compared to Blogs.
Apart from comments, you also must have Polls in your blog. These polls can be on any topic related to your blog niche like on current topics, controversial topics etc
If you’re on WordPress, you can use install WP Polls plugin to start and manage polls on your blog.
If you want, you can add Facebook chat box to your blog/site, so that you can chat with your readers whenever you’re online. This is also a good method to increase interaction with your readers. Follow this tutorial on how to embed Facebook chat box in your blog.
Well, almost every blog now has newsletter service, in order to increase interaction with your readers, you must have a newsletter service. It helps your readers to deliver your daily articles direct into their mailbox for free. Two of my favorite mailling services are (i) Feedburner (ii) Aweber
And these were my favorite four tools that I think are the best blogging tools to increase interaction with readers. If you’ve anything extra, I’ll love to hear.