Fun Ways To Drive Up Post and Comment Counts

Take note, aspiring bloggers!  Two great tips:

  1. Outright beg for comments when you don’t feel as if you’re getting enough of them
  2. Pretend that you also moonlight as a rival blogger, and then “reveal” that it was a hoax, just because

Awesome!

P.S. – Why aren’t more people commenting on this post?

P.P.S. – It’s been five minutes.  Why no comments yet?

47 thoughts on “Fun Ways To Drive Up Post and Comment Counts

  1. Hudson August 27, 2009 / 9:54 am

    “P.P.S. – It’s been five minutes. Why no comments yet?”

    How do we know you are who you say you are? Can you please link to a separate blog I will comment there, thanks!

  2. Syp August 27, 2009 / 9:55 am

    Because nobody else could ever mimic the complexity of my name — Syp! I mean, “Hudson”, everyone knows that. Hudson River, Hudson Hawk, Hudson… Sudson. It’s everywhere.

  3. Regis August 27, 2009 / 9:57 am

    What’sup?

  4. tipa August 27, 2009 / 9:59 am

    I never leave comments.

  5. Maladorn August 27, 2009 / 10:00 am

    So that’s what I did wrong! Well I won’t make the same mistake twice!

    Btw, does begging for comments from someone else’s blog also work, or is that finally scraping the bottom of the barrel?

  6. Ysharros August 27, 2009 / 10:01 am

    Syppery Slope.
    Syphillis.
    Syptomania (stealing other people’s blog posts, you blog post stealer!)

    The list goes on.

    You are not who you say you are!

  7. Sleepysam August 27, 2009 / 10:01 am

    I C WAT U DID THAR

  8. Slurms August 27, 2009 / 10:03 am

    I will not drive up your comments just by commenting….

    DAMN!

  9. Ravious August 27, 2009 / 10:04 am

    How do we know you are not Hudson?

  10. Syp August 27, 2009 / 10:06 am

    The Hudson is a Lie!

  11. iTZKooPA August 27, 2009 / 10:08 am

    Oh noes, incoming Blogger War?

    Yes, I commented because you begged.

  12. Corwynn Maelstrom August 27, 2009 / 10:09 am

    Why do I feel like a Jedi has just tricked my mind?

  13. Kaldeem August 27, 2009 / 10:09 am

    I’m going to comment on this, just to say that it’s not worth commenting on! :P

  14. Tobold August 27, 2009 / 10:10 am

    I am Tobold. I am the Apeth Man!

    Wait…no..

    I am TOBOR! I am the 8th Man!

    Faster than a rocket, quicker than a jet. I’m the mighty robot. I’m the one to get!

    So I was rereading LOTRO, didja know Tobold stole his name from a character in that book? Tobold Hornblower, the Hobbit.

    Oh, and this isn’t really Tobold.

    I think his ploy was in poor taste, personally.

  15. John O'Keefe August 27, 2009 / 10:13 am

    How many comments are enough? When will this “my comment length is longer than your comment length” back and forth amongst you bloggers end?

    It’s sad, really. Well, that and the fact that I played along.

  16. theerivs August 27, 2009 / 10:20 am

    I’m the real Gevlon!

  17. Scarybooster August 27, 2009 / 10:22 am

    3. Go to a more popular blog and leave a comment with a link of your sad, sad blog, begging for readers of said blog to please look at your blog and comment.

    http://www.scarybooster.com

    4. Hope people understand begging on more popular blogs is sad, but in these tough economic times beggers need attention too.

  18. Drew Shiel August 27, 2009 / 10:22 am

    You don’t fool me. You’re Hudson, and I can prove it.

    See, ‘Sypster Hudson’ is an anagram of ‘Suspend Shorty’, and your icon is an image of a short guy suspending his fist in midair. QED.

  19. Werit August 27, 2009 / 10:24 am

    It’s true, I am actually Syp.

  20. Ardua August 27, 2009 / 10:29 am

    I married Snaffy in a Second Life

  21. br3ntbr0 August 27, 2009 / 10:30 am

    It would be nice if my comments actually made it past wordpress spam filters…I am not spam!!

  22. Ferrel August 27, 2009 / 10:36 am

    Bah, I just noticed the tweets! I’m already behind the power curve. I’ll have to go cry about this and beg for comments.

    Actually, I’m just a bit too lazy to do that. I did like this though…

    “3. Go to a more popular blog and leave a comment with a link of your sad, sad blog, begging for readers of said blog to please look at your blog and comment.

    http://www.scarybooster.com

    4. Hope people understand begging on more popular blogs is sad, but in these tough economic times beggers need attention too.”

    You guys should totally read my new blog! I’m calling it Hello Kitty Slant. All HKO all the time!

  23. Stargrace August 27, 2009 / 10:43 am

    I was sleeping, but here’s my token comment.

  24. Slurms August 27, 2009 / 10:43 am

    @ Ardua HOT

  25. Slurms August 27, 2009 / 11:02 am

    Consider it on the blogroll Ferrel….Hello Kitty Online: One MMO to rule them all

  26. Ninetytwo August 27, 2009 / 11:04 am

    I long for the day i have enough readers that I can afford to alienate some by jerking their chain.

  27. Ethic August 27, 2009 / 11:12 am

    Your world frightens and confuses me!

  28. Squirt August 27, 2009 / 11:14 am

    I AM SPARTUCUS!

  29. Victor Stillwater August 27, 2009 / 11:16 am

    If comments are proof that people love you, then you are much loved, Syp. :D

  30. Frank August 27, 2009 / 11:17 am

    This is hilarious – it’s like a blogger’s all-star team in comments. Granted, I’m a third-stringer, but still!

  31. Ysharros August 27, 2009 / 12:25 pm

    I’m Syp and so’s my wife!

  32. Sven August 27, 2009 / 12:42 pm

    Wow, I totally missed something. Stupid real life making me miss things on the Internet!

  33. spinks August 27, 2009 / 1:39 pm

    Late to the party comment.

  34. Rkik August 27, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    What are we doing here?

  35. Ferrel August 27, 2009 / 2:06 pm

    I have to be honest and say I’m slightly ashamed.

  36. theerivs August 27, 2009 / 2:28 pm

    I’m Syp pretending to be Snaffy pretending to be Ysharros, Pretending to be Gevlon, who is really Tobold, who is pretending to be Larissa, who is pretending to be Frank, Who is actually Scarybooster, who is spinks, who is really Werit, pretending to be Rivs.

    We clear on that.

  37. Llokki August 27, 2009 / 3:33 pm

    Who’s Rivs pretending to be?

  38. Jeremy August 27, 2009 / 5:19 pm

    *offhand sarcastically witty remark*

    Boy, it’s much easier between asterisks!

  39. Castamere August 28, 2009 / 8:25 am

    You won’t see me comment on just any Joe Schmo’s blog. A comment from me is like the old Nintendo Seal of Approval.

  40. arbitrary August 29, 2009 / 10:18 pm

    Who am I? I’ve lost track, but wanted to comment cos I think you don’t get enough quality comments from me.

  41. Ethic August 31, 2009 / 10:52 am

    I am disappointed in the low volume of comments here. I’m leaving.

  42. Bill Bartmann September 13, 2009 / 3:38 pm

    Great site…keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read…

    -Bill-Bartmann

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