Blogger Challenge: Email a Reader

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This week’s task is pretty simple and fun for all you socialites out there!   It is to email a reader who’s left a comment on your blog.  You can do this!

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Darren also writes:

Two Ways to Take this Further and Make a Bigger Impression
  1. If the person has left a link to their own blog in their comment, leave a comment on their blog. Again, this is another technique I used in my early days of blogging and it was certainly paramount in building readership.
  2. Respond to the comment ON your blog. Sending the email is great for making an impression on the individual person, but leaving a comment in your own comment section shows other readers that you’ll engage in conversation. It also helps build comment numbers, which can build social proof and show your blog is active.
This is one of the things I really incorporated into my blogging routine from the first time I (sort of) did this challenge. It’s been a great opportunity to meet some new online friends and colleagues and find some great blogs.  What about you?  What kind of results did you get?
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Comments

  1. Just read this over at Blog Tyrants’s webpage:

    “Interact with every single comment, email or forum thread
    I once sent Darren Rowse an email telling him that I was having problems leaving a comment on his site. I told him not to worry about it too much as it was obviously working fine for everyone else. He replied in about ten minutes telling me that every single one of his readers were important to him and then tried to problem solve the issue with me. Instant fan for life.”

    Thought it fit here well!

  2. Great blog! I like how everything is well written. I will be back to check for new posts. Thanks!!