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Engage and interact with users on your blog to learn about their interests, needs, and desires.
Do not force readers to scroll past non-blog content like related articles to reach the comments section. Label the anchor link with easily identifiable text, such as leave a comment.
Make registration optional or allow readers to login through their social media account with a plug-in like Simple Facebook Connect, Social Login, or Disqus.
Avoid using a CAPTCHA; if unavoidable, use a simple one.
Reply to comments by thanking the commenter, answering questions, and asking questions that trigger discussion.
If the conversation extends past three responses, then shift it to a private channel such as email.
Highlight your comments in articles and on social media to show readers that you engage in discussions.
Use a plug-in like Comment Reply Notification for WordPress, which sends email notifications to commenters.
Use a plugin like Top Contributors to display top commenters in a widget on your blog.