31 Days to a Better Blog – Day 21: Make a reader famous!
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
Day 21 of the 31 Days to a Better Blog challenge is to make a reader famous.
Darren from Problogger gives us some ideas about how to build relationships and support your readers:
- “Promote a comment to a Post – sometimes readers make incredibly insightful and wise observations and tips in the comments of your blog. While they will be read by a handful of people in the comment thread – why not pull it out and use it as the basis for one of your post – highlighting the wisdom in it and the person who made the comment.
- Write a Post about their Blog – visit the blogs of those leaving comments on your blog and pick one that you resonate with to post about. Write an ‘unpaid review’ of the blog – highlighting the best posts and what you like about it.
- Give Readers an Opportunity to Promote Themselves – run a project or write a post that gives readers an opportunity to promote themselves in some way.”
These are all really useful tips which I’ll look to implement after my holiday break. Whenever a reader comments on my blog, I head over to their site too if they have one. What a great way to build community especially if you find a reader that writes similar articles to you or on a complimentary theme or topic.