Friday, April 10, 2009

31DBBB Day 5: Email a Blog Reader

The fifth day's challenge, Email a Blog Reader [Day 5 - 31DBBB], is to email a reader who has commented and tell them thank you for stopping by. What few readers I have do not usually leave an email address, they leave links to their sites. So, I went by one of the sites and found a Twitter link. I thanked him for stopping by and commenting. Then I followed him on Twitter.

I think I am going to take this a step further and start a Twitter tradition on my blog. On Twitter #followfriday is a fun tradition to participate in. Every Friday you post a list of people you follow that you think others should follow. On Fridays on my blog I am going to post links and a small blurb about my past weeks commenters and their sites. I will not point to spammers, in fact I delete spam comments immediately but anyone who stops by and leaves a good comment will receive a comment and link back in a post.

I will do this until it either becomes so huge it is a problem or I can't find the time to do it. If I have no commenters for the past week I also will not make a #followfriday post. If you are interested in joining in, all you need to do is leave a comment and I will give back some link luv at the end of the week.

Here are more articles about my participation in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge.


Sheryl Loch said...

I have been blogging for a good while and have never emailed a reader unless they have sent me a contact message with questions.

I do however try to answer comments on my blog and to also visit the commentors site.

Just not sure about emailing them outta the blue. ;)

I also try to send a Thanks Tweet to people that have tweeted my link, if I see it. In fact I just got a new free tool that helps me see the tweets about my post so, that will be easier.

Unknown said...

I also answer comments on the blog with comments and never through email, mostly because I do not collect emails. I would be interested in the twitter tool you mentioned for tracking tweets. I use a few different twitter tools and I am always looking for new ones. Thanks for stopping by.

George said...

This sounds like a really good idea to use to build a rapport with the people who respond to your postings. Smart idea!

Unknown said...

If I collected emails I would probably do it George but I do always try to visit a commenter's site and leave a comment where appropriate. Thanks for stopping by :)

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