1. Remove the Captcha Code.
Oh for the love of Pete, bloggers, we beg you to please remove this! Seriously though! If you don't get many comments, this may be why. It's a pain in the booty because now, not only do you have to type letters that are smushed together, there are numbers. Or what are supposed to be numbers lol.
Go to settings > posts and comments.
Make sure it says no!
2. Don't be a no-reply blogger.
Say what? Well you know how you leave a comment on someone's blog and it goes to their e-mail? If you are a no-reply blogger, they can't respond back through the e-mail and if you have a question or won something and didn't leave an e-mail, etc., they can't respond back. I love being to reply to people through my e-mail!
Rachel at the Tattooed Teacher has a little tutorial how to fix it.
3. Visit and comment other bloggers, but have manners and leave quality comments.
Sounds simple right? One of the best ways to get your name out there and get followers is to go to other blogs and leave comments. But here's the thing. Don't be spamming these blogs with, "Love your blog, come follow mine!" Why? Because 1) you're kind of forcing us 2) it's not a quality comment.
Actually leave a quality comment that relates to the blog post. I've had copied and paste comments before. How do I know? Because the comment did not relate to my topic at all. A case of the newbie blogger!
And if you want them to come to your blog, say something like, "I'd love it if you would stop by some time." Or something nice like that :)
4. Get on Pinterest!
People love seeing classroom pics, kids in action, bulletin boards, your behavior management system, etc. Take pics, post them on your blog and pin them! *Tip* Watermark your blog button onto your pictures or at least type your blog name onto the picture. That way people can see it's your blog the pic comes from!
Whether you are throwing one or participating in one, giveaways are a blogging staple. Having a giveaway is a good way to show off your products and hey, some bloggy pals may donate too! Donating to a person's giveaway is a great way to gain followers (because that's usually a requirement in a giveaway) and then they'll see your blog style/pics and stuff.
My fave way to host a giveaway? Rafflecopter. It's pretty easy and you can decide the requirements. And you can pick more than one winner too!
See? Where it says "contest is over' is the countdown, you can see how many enteries there were. I used to do randomgenerator.com, which is fine, but if your comments aren't numbered, then it was harder. And I like that this does all the thinking and picking for me :) Rafflecopter.com!
I hope I've been of some help! If you have any other tips or have questions, feel free to leave a comment. You may be helping another blogger out!
Graphics: The 3AM Teacher, Dreamlike Magic, KPM Doodles.