I've had my blog for about 4 months and i'm still not getting any comments.. There must be something i'm doing wrong. Can anybody help?
Not sure there is a guaranteed formula to get comments.
The one thing I tend to do at the end of posts is to ask a question i.e. do you like to waterski? or have yoe ever been to Monaco? What did you think?
Hope that helps :-)
I find the best way to attract comments on your blog and build a community for your site, is to comment on other peoples' sites, along with sharing your posts in a number of communities on the web.
To help with that, I've set up a group here for people to share their bog post and, read and comment on others blogs.
I hope this helps.
I find that when you take a strong stance on something this tends to generate commentary, but this is never a guarantee. Becoming part of the travel blogging community and sharing is the very first step. Comments will come as you acquire more exposure. I still struggle with this and I've been blogging for two years. Help me, help you? If you get what I mean.
Promoting on twitter really works for me - I tend to get a lot of comments that way. But comments aren't everything - as long as people are reading :)
I'd ask yourself what it is that makes you want to comment on a blog? For me, it's when I find a blog post that is really useful or interesting. Sometimes it's really made me laugh or made me think about something. Sometimes I have a really strong opinion about the topic or disagree with what's said but a lot of the time it will be a post that I can relate to and really enjoyed.
I agree with Paul that asking a question can work but I find more often than not, questions just attract comments from fellow travel bloggers. This is great but I like to have a mix between bloggers and regular readers.
Echoing Emme, I've found that building a community is the best approach. Once people get to know you through you following other blogs and commenting upon others' posts, they will generally reciprocate.
I'm on WordPress and they have different blogging and photo themes on a weekly basis that can drive a lot of new traffic to your site - I don't know Blogger but it might be worth checking out if they do something similar. It's a great way to get to know new bloggers and for them to get to know you.
One other suggestion - I didn't notice an "About Me" section on your blog - that is quite often one of the first places new readers visit, to find out a little bit about who the author is, and a good "About Me" can be a deciding factor for following a new blog.
Hope that helps. :)