SITS 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge – Day 5

How to BlogToday’s Task:  Email a Blog Reader

Finally, a bit of a “break.”

I have done this a couple of time and have received a mixed response.  One woman was very touched, and I never heard from a few.  Eh, no worries.

I do enjoy engaging with my readers here on the blog, though.

One thing that was brought up in the SITS forum was responding to readers’ comments on your blog in the comments section versus replying to them in an email.

I’ve always been a reply in the comments section person, but the discussion did bring up a valid point:  nobody ever really comes back to check for replies.  Of course, they have the option to subscribe on my blog {I do this whenever I can on other blogs I comment on}, but nobody really takes advantage of it.

So, replying via email sounds good.  But then, I worry that it looks as if I don’t engage my readers on the blog.  One woman suggested replying via email and then copying that into a reply in the comments section.  A bit more work, yes, but solves my problem nonetheless.  Still have to give this one more thought.

I think I’d like to set aside more regular time to go visit the blogs of my commenters.  I try to do that anyway, but it’s more of a “as I have time” thing, as opposed to scheduled time.  This will connect me with my readers as well as help support them and their blogs.