When it comes to the world of blogging, having a steady number of visitors is very important. The question is how to increase the reader base. There are different ways to encourage visitors to keep coming, but this time I would like to present you with a way to increase the number of visitors by encouraging them to contribute. By observing the top blogs on the Internet, it is quite easy to notice that many of them encourage their readers to share their own thoughts. This is usually done by asking an open-ended question at the end of the post. You can also simply ask them for an opinion. Ask them about something you know that they have interest in. Of course, another good way to encourage people to contribute is by starting some kind of contest. Anyway, there can be huge benefits arising from having a community that is used to actively contributing. Such dedicated visitors will be a less willing to stop visiting your blog. That is because they will feel that they contributed a lot to it. While it may not be that easy to encourage your visitors to do so, it will be worth it in the long run.