Today Darren Rowse of ProBlogger announced an anniversary giveaway of $54,000 in prizes. The Blog Herald reports that it’s the biggest giveaway on the blogosphere in quite some time. Today also marks the day that Vivien from Inspiration Bit published the results of her second group project concerning 33 time management techniques. Darren has over [...]
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Daniel’s group project finished over a week ago, and my intention was to spotlight the posts that dealt with some form of reader appreciation. In no particular order, here are the group project posts that have something to do with readers. Is Your Blog Easy To Read? A post discussing various design decisions to consider [...]
The following (very) short story was inspired by a comment made by Vivien on this blog. The professor could see a single hand raised in the giant lecture hall as he quickly glanced up from his notes. But the professor continued on with his lecture. After a few more minutes of giving his lecture, the [...]
Brief Case Study: Liz Strauss appreciating readers on Successful Blog through comments and through encouragement awards
Today I would like to talk about Liz Strauss, and the way she handles her readers on her blog called Successful Blog. I know a few people who keep telling me to review Liz Strauss because of the way she interacts with her readers. This should hopefully be one of the first case studies here [...]
With more and more people realizing that appreciating readers is a good thing, I think it is time the blogosphere figured out ways to analyze different kinds of appreciation. The same way a person may find differences between appreciation from a sales agent and appreciation from a close friend, different trends and techniques related to [...]
More and more, bloggers start to realize that relying only on Google to get readers is not a safe way to go. As some latest examples of earthquakes (or rather GoogleQuakes) show, readership coming from SERPS can be seriously affected by bans, algorithm changes or competitors’ smart moves. A quick scan of the blogging world [...]
After the “You Comment, I Follow” movement, which was pretty successful (if we only think that Andy Beard‘s “No Nofollow | Follow | Do Follow” is one of the most popular communities of BUMPzee!), here comes the time for another blogging movement designed with the reader in mind: iReply. Initiated by Mark from MeAndMyDrum, together [...]
I saw it. The infamous three words. “Leave a comment.” I gasped. I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I liked the post, but wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to leave a comment. What could I possibly write? Have a nice day? Nice post dude? I pondered for a second. Aha! I thought of [...]
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