Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday's Tips #4

Last week I talked about building relationships through your blog. There's one more piece to this that I've found really helpful and want to share with you! It has two parts.

#1 Be consistent in checking your comments! I've found the easiest way to stay on top of this is to have the comment notifications sent to me. I don't moderate my comments because I've never had any problems with spammers. I do have the word verification set, and I think that helps weed out most problems. 

~ To have your comments sent to you from Blogger start by clicking on "Settings". 
~ Click on "Comments." 
~ Scroll down to the very bottom.
~ There will be a box that says "Comment Notification E-mail." Simply input the e-mail you want them sent to there.

#2 Did you know that if your e-mail is active on your profile then people will be able to respond to you directly when you leave comments on their blog? This actually helps other people to build relationships with YOU! Now you may be hesitant to share your e-mail with the world, and I can understand that, but if your running your blog to support a business then you should have an e-mail that anyone can have. After all, the more reachable you are the more likely you are to make a sale! 

~ To set your e-mail so that it's visable on your profile first go to your blogger dashboard.
~ In the upper left next to your profile icon it will say "Edit Profile" - click on this.
~ The third option box says "Show my e-mail adress." Make sure this box is checked. And that's all there is too it!

I hope that these tips help you as you build your relationships :) 

Don't forget that I'm running a comment contest on my blog - check out this post for all the details! 


BeadedTail said...

More great tips! I check my comments often but usually have to wait to go to their blogs after I'm done working for the day. And I have received several emails from people with the "Contact Me" option on my blog. I think it's a great idea to have a way for readers to be able to reach us.

BeadedTail said...

It's me again! In response to your comment on my blog, I don't have the email set up on my Blogger profile but do have a "Contact" button on my blog which I have received quite a few emails on. I've gotten several spams on it too so I'm afraid of putting my email address somewhere too visible but I might change my mind about it eventually - especially since seeing your tip about it! Thanks for the info!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Another great tip!
I have my email visible in my profile and even got a sale from it. Someone had seen an album on my blog and emailed me to ask me to make one for them :)

Stormy Designs said...

Great tips :-)

Patti said...

Thank you ! I'm off to try the "contact me"!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

You never fail in the "tips" department!! Always so well thought out and useful! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Thanks for the great tips, again! And the comments following are helpful as well.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Great tips! I think..that's a think here and sometimes hurts in the morning ;D...that I do most of these except the email visible. I always worry about tons of spammers showing up more so than my comments. Always great to know!!

TheEclecticElement said...

I did that awhile ago!
If I didn't I wouldn't know if I got any comments or where they are.
Coupled with my LD brainfog, they would be completely lost!
Thanks for sharing :D