Hey guys, today I would like to address a small thing in blogging, but we all know that if you do a bunch of small things, they will turn into something big over time. As an example, did you know that if you write for just fifteen minutes a day, in a year, you will have written an average book? Of course, it will not be very good because it won’t be edited, but you get the point.
The “Big Thing”
People are always looking for the “big thing” that’s guaranteed to increase their traffic.
There is no Big Thing
Aside from the normal things which you most likely already know, and that I’ll be covering later on this blog, like producing good quality content, promoting your site, and making a good first impression, there are many things that you can which don’t seem like much, but will make a HUGE difference in the long run.
The Immortal Power of Bloggers
You may not know it, and you probably wouldn’t believe me, but there’s a good chance that there are people out there who think of you basically as a God. They believe that you are great, produce good content, and would love to interact with you.
Protecting Your Privacy
A lot of people, you are most likely not one of them, but a lot of people do not like people to know their personal details. I’m not talking about your name, but specifically about your e-mail.
All the Information is Out There
It may seem scary, and I’m not trying to scare you, but the truth is that with Web 2.0, anyway can find out where you live. That’s right, anyone, even a murderer. There are various websites which all they do is display all the information of people. If someone really wanted to find your information, they can do it.
Don’t Be Too Giving
As much as I know that anyone can find out about you if they want, I also believe that you should not openly give away things such as what city you live in, what your phone number is, address, etc., just so that less people will know. After all, the less creeps that know where you live, the better, right!?
Make Sure that People Can Contact You
People who like (or even don’t like) your blog may want to contact you. Not just on Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, etc., but actually have a personal conversation without anyone else reading or “listening.” This used to be impossible, but today, I would certainly have to say that I don’t know one person under 90 who doesn’t have e-mail. That’s just the way that it goes these days.
Leave an E-Mail Address
It may seem very simple and obvious, but many people don’t leave an e-mail on their blog (mine is firstname.lastname@example.org). I usually think so highly of people whose blogs that I read that it doesn’t even cross my mind that I might actually be able to speak to them via e-mail. I’m starting to realize, though, that these are actual people who check their e-mail, who will write back. It’s not like they’re Michael Jackson (maybe not a good example because I’ve heard that responded to all of the fan mail that he received), but regular people like you.
People view you like that, and they will want to talk to you if they have any questions or concerns or comments. If you don’t encourage people to e-mail you, or at least talk to you in a way that you will respond, they will get annoyed, and feel like you are shutting them out. This may lead to the loss of a valuable reader, and we all know that we need as many of those as we can get!