A most useful post on Story Empire today by Joan Hall. I have to say, I agree with everything she says about engaging with the folks who follow your blogs. Please do check it out, and see what you think. A couple of her comments really hit home with me. I do hope you’ll remember to share it far and wide, so other people can ponder Joan’s thoughts, too. Thanks, and thank you Joan for pointing out some things I think folks should heed. Great post! 🙂
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. In my last post, I wrote about essentials for your author website. Today, let’s talk about engaging with your readers.
We work hard to build our blog readership, which we hope will lead to people purchasing our books. There are no hard and fast rules, and you’re probably doing most of these things already. However, I hope you’ll find these few tips beneficial.
- Always respond to readers. If someone takes their valuable time to comment, recognize them. It doesn’t have to be a long response. Depending on the comment, it could be as simple as saying, “Thank you for visiting today.” Nothing is more discouraging for a reader than to have their words go unnoticed. It also sends a message that you don’t have time for them.
- If a reader asks a question, provide them with an answer. If you don’t know…
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Thanks for passing this on, Marcia!
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My pleasure, Trish. I think Joan really hit on some important issues. I know at least a couple of them have changed how I blog, and which blogs I’m still following. 🙂 Hope you enjoy taking a look at it, too. 🙂