I am running a small genealogy blog. Most content is targeted at local historians and genealogists.
It is a low-frequency blog and attracts around 500 readers a month. At the end of my articles, I regularly ask my readers for additions and corrections.
However, there is almost no feedback. The comment section is rarely used. I got a few “thank you“ comments. Once, someone corrected an erroneous entry. A few readers asked me by mail for answers to research problems completely unrelated to my areas of research ("Hello, I am looking for my ancestors in Prague. Thanks.").
I know that my content is helpful to a part of my readers. They download files, look through image collections and read more than just one article.
How can I encourage them to get in touch, share information and contacts?