Respond to your Contact Emails
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On many blogging tips lists you will see that they stress responding to comments. I’m guilty of not responding to some comments, but I’ve been trying to be a little bit better on that. I’m also guilty of something else thats just as bad…
Respond to Contact Emails
What blogging advice you don’t generally find is how important it is to respond to contact emails. When I wrote about Effective Emails Marketing I mentioned I didn’t bother to responding to the first example. By not responding I potentially lost a reader.
The Importance of Responding to Contacts
I never thought about how important responding to emails could be until reading about it on Daily Blog Tips. A blogger approached Daniel to do a guest post. Being too busy, but not too busy enough not to respond, he replied. He said how he was ’swamped with work’ and couldn’t do it.
The blogger replied
“You are really great to reply. I asked many other bloggers and it is only you who have replied. Thanks.”
Daniel made great points about why it’s important to respond to emails.
“Because when you do so you are solidifying your relationships, improving your credibility and showing that you are a down-to-earth person. Would you exchange the 10 seconds it takes to write a reply with a loyal reader? I would”
Not only did he gain the bloggers respect, he also made himself look better than however many bloggers didn’t respond.
So the next time you get a contact email think twice about overlooking it!