I've recently read the Jeff Atwood's post: A blog without comments is not a blog, and realised that, while I don't have comments turned off - I don't exactly go out of my way to encourage much commenting on this blog.
I'd just like to say that I really do want to hear your opinions on the stuff I say. I'm frequently quite opinionated, and more often wrong than I like.
I may not give this impression, but I like to hear what other people say about a topic to get other points-of-view or even just to figure out my own blind-spots (by having them pointed out to me by somebody else).
So I've decided I should do what I can to encourage more frequent commenting here.
I'm not entirely sure how to go about it... but I figured I should start with a small change. From now on, I'm going to try and end each post with a question - in the hopes of sparking a conversation about what I've been talking about. Maybe it's a dumb idea - but I figured I should begin somewhere.
Does that work for you? If not, what does? Do you have other examples of good ways of getting regular comments on a blog?