Ending Your Blog With a Question?

There’s a blog I follow that ends each post with a question. At first, I enjoyed just reading the question. But as I keep following, I realized how much fun it is to think about the question and post a response. And if I don’t have enough time to respond, I at least think about the question.

The writer of the blog is a  fellow mom-blogger, Lauren.  She relates a circumstance in her life to research she finds then posts about it.  Given she’s a mom of a young child, there are plenty of studies out there for her to read. Why do I find this compelling? Why am I drawn to reading her blog?

Partly, because I’m also the mom of young children so it’s interesting to read about  situations I’ve been through, am currently in, or might be in some day. But it’s also that question she always asks at the end of each blog post. She words it in a friendly tone and then responds to my answers.

How can this help you with your blog?

  •  As you write your posts, think about your topic and the takeaway.
  • Next, picture your readers as friends chatting together at a coffee shop.
  • Then, ask a question to the group;   A question that leads to more than just a yes-no answer and one that invites readers to respond in the comments.
  • Finally, respond to each comment and check out your reader’s blog just as your reader checked out yours.

Do you end your blog with a question? If so, how do you choose it?

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7 responses to “Ending Your Blog With a Question?

  1. I think Lauren’s blog (http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com/) is so smart and well written also, she always poses interesting questions that I can relate to.

    I don’t ask a question at the end of my blog but would like to more often. I really enjoy interacting with the kind, wonderful, and fabulous people who take their time to read my blog, so maybe next week I’ll throw a question in the mix and see what happens.

    Great post!

  2. Hi, Marcia. I am super tickled for the mention – thank you! I like to end with a question for a couple of reasons: 1. I am really curious about what other moms think and are doing in similar situations (that’s how I learn best!) 2. I want to start a conversation with other moms! I have met so many amazing women through my blog (including you!!) and I am super happy when they respond to me. (It makes me feel less alone in this crazy, mixed up world of parenthood.) Keep up the amazing posts – writers everywhere need them :)

  3. Thanks for the reply, Lauren. I also enjoy meeting other parents through blogs.:)

  4. I think I’ll end with a question if the posting warrants it. For instance, my {this moment} post are a photo which captured a great moment in the week – so I don’t end those with a question. However, if it’s something I’m sharing my learning about, I will often end with a question because I love to flush out any other ideas, approaches, and or opinions.

    Thanks for sharing. I’m going to keep this in mind for future posts as well… a consistent “call to action”.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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