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How To Impress Your Blog Readers

April 1, 2013 | By Adrienne Smith

Blogging is about building communities.

It’s about creating enough valuable content so that your readers will want to keep coming back time and time again.

It’s about keeping them on your blog long enough so that they’ll want to read post after post because you always give away the goods.

It’s about writing your posts in such a way that their first thoughts are, “man, he/she’s talking just to me”.

It’s about making those connections with your readers so that they’ll want to opt-in to your list and get more of what you have to share.

It’s about helping enough people get what they want.

Would you like to know how else you can impress your blog readers?

How about highlighting them on your blog.

Invite them to write a guest post:
I have a strict guest post policy here at my place so no one can write a guest post for me unless you’re a loyal reader who has been reading my stuff for quite awhile and are a regular commenter.  You have to have a blog that is in my niche and only then will you receive a personal invitation from me.  I prefer to let my readers shine.

Write a post about their blog:
If you have really resonated with a reader in particular and perhaps they’re always leaving valuable comments, write a post about their blog.  Maybe there is a post they wrote that really resonated with you and you’d like to be sure and share that with your readers.

Reader of the week or month:
People are always doing series on their blogs.  Like I started a series at the end of last year where I share other people’s posts at the end of each month.  I highlight what I’ve read throughout the month that I’d love to share with my readers.  So maybe you can highlight a loyal reader who visits your blog often and do a series either weekly or monthly that will shine the light on them.  Introduce them to your readers just in case they haven’t stopped by their place yet.

Promote a comment:
We all learn great stuff when we read posts right!  Well I learn just as much a lot of times by reading the comments.  So if a reader has left a really great comment, take that comment and write a post around it and highlight that particular comment.  People are always saying they run out of things to write about so why not do them both.

Let your readers promote themselves:
I created a post a little over two years ago to help my readers promote themselves.  It’s my most popular post so far and I give them permission to shamelessly promote the heck out of themselves.  I have a “Start Here” page to help my new visitors find their way around so I made that one the very first post.  I encourage everyone to stop by and share a bit about themselves and why they’re online.  Create a post of your own.

Why This Works

We all have learned by now that if you help enough people get what they want then you’ll get what you want.  Right!

So help other people shine and it will come back to you.  As I shared in my post about how to start living with purpose, the reason we are all here is to serve others.

It’s not about you no matter how much you’d like to think it is.  You should be blogging so that you can help other people solve whatever problems they are having at the moment.  Depending on what your given niche is, that’s the type of content you should be sharing.

If you are doing that and writing in a way that people can connect with you then you’re on your way to having a very successful blogging career.

Help someone else shine, help them get the attention they deserve.  If you don’t have enough readers or bloggers visiting your blog yet then get out there and connect with some of the people who are leaving comments here.

Visit their blogs, start those conversations, do this consistently and your visitors will grow.

Let’s help others shine and do it because you care.

What Do You Think

Would you agree with me here?  Have you thought about promoting others?  Have you done a series that will help your readers get the attention they deserve?

We all need a little assistance.  No one started blogging knowing everything.  Sometimes we just need a little help from our friends so what better way to do that then to impress your blog readers by letting them shine.

Can’t wait to hear what you think about this and I do hope you’ll be sharing this with your friends as well.  I hope they’ll think this is a pretty good idea too and start helping their blog readers shine.

 

 

 

 


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1 Harleena Singh
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I totally agree with ALL that you said – blogging IS all about others and it should be about helping them too. This is one fact most people don’t fully understand as yet, or perhaps they are yet newbies.

There are various ways to impress blog readers as you mentioned, something that I know you do a lot on your blog and we all have seen the results! People come flocking on your posts, because you always write posts to help them or to connect with them. Once you are able to reach out to your readers – you have impressed them as they become your loyal readers and will visit each time you write as they know you are going to give them valuable content each time.

Speaking of myself, I follow something like you where guest posts are concerned, and send invitations to those who are frequent visitors of my blog and good in interaction or commenting at most posts. I guess it makes sense because they don’t remain strangers to our blog readers and are someone we can connect to as well. I’ve been thinking of promoting their blog or even the good comments and writing a post on them, which would happen pretty soon I think. I had thought of putting up a promote me page up also, but then someone suggested it doesn’t always work and sometimes people just leave their links and don’t come. So, that one’s still debatable for me.

I guess the more you give the more you get – in terms of the love of your readers, and what more a valuable gift could a blogger ask for – isn’t it? I am trying to do just that at my blog – help others to the best of my abilities – in whatever little way I know. For me, that is my biggest achievement to have such a loyal lot of readers, most of who over time have become friends now. I guess I could say I am truly blessed. But I would also like to mention that most of my ways are in some way or the other are inspired by what I learnt from you – with time – so I never forget to thank you enough for that. :)

Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope your Easter was lovely. Have a wonderful new month ahead, and a nice week too. :)
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2 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Hi Harleena,

Thank you and I do try my best to help others learn and in the easiest way possible, through my own experiences. I think others can relate more when they hear that they are not alone.

I know you have guest bloggers now so as Matt Cutts had said about guest blogging, you don’t want to have people writing for you just for the links. That’s going to be one of those things that doesn’t work anymore. I think letting your readers shine will not only help them but let your other readers see that if they keep it up they just might get an invitation too!

I think highlighting one of your faithful readers or a comment they made that really stuck out to you is another great way to help them shine and that’s what this is all about.

The promote yourself page will bring people by that are just in this for themselves I agree but you’ll get a lot of new loyal visitors too because once they see that you’ve done this to help them they can’t help but get curious about what you share and take a look around your blog. I’ve received a ton of new readers because of it.

Your blog has become a wealth of information that can help anyone on the topic of life. Because of the way you share information you have built up a fabulous following and you have the biggest heart. I know that they keep coming back by because of you Harleena. And thank you for sharing that, I’m truly touched and honored. You are most welcome and we both know why I do what I do. Now you can go and do for others as well and you are doing a fabulous job of that by the way! ;-)

Thank you so much and I hope yours was the same, I had a wonderful Easter weekend as well. Have a great week and month, we have a new one upon us already!

~Adrienne

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3 Annie André
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM

I really love how you broke it all down for us here.
I feel like you have just divulged all your secrets to me Adrienne.

I had not thought about highlighting a readers comment. Expanding on this idea, I have lot of readers don’t have blogs. They email me their comments or praise or questions and I think that would also make for a good way to highlight readers.

I like to do interviews highlighting other people in my niche too.

Thanks for sharing Adrienne.
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4 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Hey Annie,

Ah, maybe not all but I did my best. Hey, just a few more ideas right! ;-)

Highlighting the comment is a great idea for your blog because like you said, not all of your readers have blogs so for them to know that you shared something they wrote would probably help them continue to come back for more. Not that they need enticing since you share some awesome stuff girl.

Interviews are definitely good too. I should have mentioned that as well, shame on me. I guess I don’t go that route because so many other people are already doing it but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great idea. Thanks for adding that one Annie, bravo!

You are most welcome and you have an amazing week. Thanks for your comment.

~Adrienne

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5 Tonya Stephens April 1, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Hi Adrienne,
This is a wonderful post! You have outlined just how social good blogging can be. That’s one reason you ‘Shine” in this community because you know how to put the spotlight on others and share information in a special way.
It’s a great lesson on helping others get what they want and in return it gives you what you want, more loyal readers.
The way you write your blog posts does seem effortless and yes you are an expert at making we the readers feel like you are talking us alone.
You are a super star!
Tonya

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6 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Hi Tonya,

Why thank you Tonya, I appreciate that. It is all about helping others so what better way then to make them shine right! ;-)

I really appreciate your comment young lady, you are too kind. I hope that others can learn from what I’ve shared.

Thank you and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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7 RobG
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April 1, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Hello Adrienne, As always very good advice you’ve seem to display some key elements in the blogging world. One of my goals as a blogger is to continue to produce content that people can learn from.

I don’t know why but I just create a article with no value I feel like I’m just wasting my time.
And It’s like you mention we can all learn from each other.

Thanks so much for a awsome post my friend.
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8 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Hey Rob,

Thank you, glad you this so and I always love hearing that! We definitely need to help others learn but they do love to know that you care.

I enjoy your posts Rob and I don’t feel that they don’t have any value. I think you’re doing a wonderful job.

I appreciate your comment, thank you for sharing that and here is to a great week ahead.

~Adrienne

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9 RobG
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April 1, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Hello Adrienne, Im sorry Im on my mobile and my text sometimes dont come out the way I want it to.

What I ment is when I create a article it has to have value because If not I feel like Im wasting my time.

Would you mind correcting my first comment. Thanks so much.
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10 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hey no problem Rob and that’s why I don’t like responding through other devices. My goodness, trying to text on my phone I’m always hitting the wrong keys.

I really don’t want to change your comment since I may not word it to your liking so will just leave your follow up. No problem my friend. :-)

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11 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM

These are great tips, Adrienne! Thank you for sharing them!

I have been giving more thought to guest posting again lately, and I like your suggestion to do guest posting by invitation to readers with a strong relationship to your blog. I’ve had a few guest posts in the past and I’ll be honest, for the most part I wasn’t thrilled with the quality of the content. The advantage of your policy is you not only build relationships, you know exactly who you’re asking to guest post for you!

Have a grateful day!

Chrysta
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12 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Hey Chrysta,

Ah my pleasure, you’re very welcome.

I’ve seen that a lot Chrysta, people just accept others and they aren’t happy with the quality of the content and then those writers don’t respond to comments either. You know that if you invite someone who has been commenting for awhile that they’ll want to not only write good content but be around to respond because that’s going to help them get more attention down the road. To me it’s a win/win in my book and this is all about caring about your readers right! I know so many other people will disagree with me but some of my guest posts are the most popular ones here so that says a lot about my readers.

Thank you Chrysta and you have a great day as well.

~Adrienne

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13 sapna
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

HI Adrienne,

Great share!

I feel you have again shared the gems, following these will really impress the readers. These are the reasons for your being a SUPERSTAR in blogosphere.

I’m learning from you and from the others, what it really takes to be a successful and brilliant bloggers as you and others are.You are a leader though.

Your ideas have really resulted in big and loyal fan following, I’ve been following you since beginning. I’d say that I’m lucky I discovered you and with your support have never look back.
I’ve been able to make connections through you only.You deserve the full credit.

Thanks again for sharing this. You are a true support system for many of us.

Sapna

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14 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Hi Sapna,

Thank you, I appreciate that.

I’m glad that you’ve found these helpful and hopefully down the road you might be able to implement some of these yourself. Help your growing list of readers shine as well.

I love that you’ve learned some things from reading my blog and I’m also thrilled that you’ve met some wonderful people here as well. You have a great blog too and are really growing leaps and bounds. I’m just so happy for you and where your blog is headed. I would love to take that credit but it’s all yours Sapna. You’re the one doing the work so that says a lot about you.

You are so very welcome and I appreciate your wonderful comment.

You have a terrific week and I can’t wait to get by and read your latest post.

~Adrienne

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15 Babanature April 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Hello Adrienne,
Bad!!! you always do something extraordinary on your articles that is hard to flip by :D I really love and learn from this article.
Writing article to impress your readers is always the right step to building a stronger and faithful relationship. Like i always feature requested post on my blog and i know the requested article is going to help others.
I totally agree with all your outlines. But about your guest post; what if your regular reader and commenter have a topic related to your niche and wants to guest post it on your blog, but his actual blogs deals on money making what will then happen? thanks… and do have a great week ahead.
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16 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Hey Babanature,

Okay, lol… I’m taking that as a good thing! Bad!!!

You share really great content on your blog Babanature, I agree.

I prefer to invite my readers to write for me that are in my same niche but I have invited some that aren’t but they have awesome blogs and their content rocks. They deserve to shine so that to me is a personal preference for each individual. I don’t pick a reader to write for me that can’t help my readers learn and they what they write might not be in my niche but it’s still great stuff.

Thanks for your comment and you have a great week as well.

~Adrienne

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17 Shan April 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Hi Adrienne

So glad I dropped by today. I’ve been thinking about a “Promote Yourself” post to build up visitors. Will go ahead and do it.

Shan

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18 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Hi Shan,

I think it’s a great way to let your new readers shine so all I know is that it’s worked wonders for me. You’ll get an occasional person who is just here for themselves so you can always go back and remove that if you chose.

Thanks Shan and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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19 Donald
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Hi,

Like your post. Few things there for ideas. Thanks Adrienne.

Regards

Donald
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20 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Hey Donald,

Glad I was able to give you some good ideas. I love hearing that.

Have a great week and thanks.

~Adrienne

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21 Koundeenya April 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Great tips, Adrienne!

Giving value and showing care always helps in impressing the readers. I did see the “promote yourself” pages on some blogs and I think they really help a lot.

Sending personal emails to subscribers also may help in this case. Because they feel so cared.

I know how inviting people to write guest posts feel like. Because, I personally got some invitations to guest post and I felt amazing. That really worked :D

Thank you for sharing.

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22 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Thanks Koundeenya,

I agree, giving value is of course always a given but can we do more? Can we help our readers see that we appreciate them beyond a comment?

I started the “promote yourself” post over two years ago and of course it has the most comments because it’s the one I continue to highlight here on my blog. Also, in my DM for new followers on Twitter I invite them to stop by and share more about them here then try to entice them to buy something or come join me on Facebook which is what a lot of people do. People love to talk about themselves.

I agree with you, emailing your readers even is a great idea.

Ah, that’s wonderful and to get that invitation is always so rewarding that someone took the time to ask you. I’m so happy for you.

Thank you for your comment Koundeenya and you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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23 Debbie
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Good morning Adrienne; This is some wonderful advice, even for those of us who don’t have instructional type blogs. Some of my readers are not bloggers, so, to highlight their comments is a great idea! Many more have writer’s blogs and I can see where highlighting their work would be beneficial to all. The idea of inviting people to do guest posts is one I’ve been mulling over for awhile, too. Your “promote yourself” page is what got me here, but, your helpful mentoring and personal caring is what keeps people coming back. Kudos to you! Have a great week.
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24 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Good morning Debbie!

Annie has the same situation Debbie. A lot of her readers don’t have blogs and they email her their comments. So highlighting some of those and creating a post around that will help them shine and of course want to keep coming back and sharing that with their friends.

I think that some of your friends would have great stories about their dogs too Debbie. Think how much fun that would be.

See, my promote yourself page gets me some readers because although it’s all about you I always hope that you’ll get curious and want to poke around to at least see what I write about. Even if you aren’t in my niche I can help you learn how to blog and get that traffic girl.

Thank you for sharing that with me, I really appreciate that.

Have a great week.

~Adrienne

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25 Josh
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April 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

People always remember how you made/make them feel. Do a good job of making them feel appreciated and good things come from that.
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26 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Amen to that Josh and you are so right! What better way then to help make them shine.

Thanks for that and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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27 Sylviane Nuccio
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I so agree with you. It’s a known fact by now that if you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.

Some people out there are still afraid to give a clap to others thinking that’s going to take the lime lights away from them, but as you and me know that’s quite the opposite that would happen if you do.

That’s why I like to do interviews and invite people to guest post on my blogs. At the same time it also give something different to enjoy our readers and keep their interest going.

Thanks for this great reminder to all, Adirenne, that talking about others will ultimately help us.
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28 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Hey Sylviane,

You’ve got that right girl!

I agree with you that blogging isn’t a competition because we’re all different and we all share information in different ways. People will connect with people because of how they learn and who that person is. It’s not about taking someone away from anyone. If you help them shine then they’ll want to stop by even more and hopefully bring some friends with them.

I enjoy the interviews that you do as well as your guests posts. You do a great job Sylviane.

You are most welcome and I appreciate your comment. Now, have a great week.

~Adrienne

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29 Cynthia
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I always think it so special when someone mentions me. It feels like such an honor. I’ve had a few people do guest post on my blog. I have not asked anyone is a long time.

One of the things that I have learned is when I get new visitors on my blog; I always make sure that I visit their blogs as well a few times even if they don’t return to mine especially if I know they are new at blogging. I remember when I started my blog and I went a few weeks without comments.

One of the things that I have learned about blogging over the last year, it is like being in a family. If you support your family, they will support you.

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30 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Hi Cynthia,

It does help with our attitude doesn’t it? I think when someone else mentions us then we definitely appreciate that and want to help that person even more. That’s how I feel.

That’s always the honorable thing to do in my opinion because especially if they’re new they don’t know any better plus they probably don’t get a lot of people stopping by. Yet! That will help them and those that want to come back by will and those that don’t just won’t.

That’s a great explanation. Support them and they’ll support you! I love that.

Thank you for your comment and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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31 Mandy Allen
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April 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I’m afraid I’m not keen to have guest posts on my blog, Adrienne. I do recognise the value of them but I hate upsetting people and wouldn’t like to have to say no! Anyway, I do promote others, I try hard to include links in my posts to other blogs, although it doesn’t always happen (indeed you have been ‘linked to’ in the past!), and after reading Sergio Felix’s blog over Christmas I wrote a similar post thanking all my commenters by linking directly to their blogs in the post. I do think it is important to maintain relationships with your peers and find some bloggers just don’t do it at all, which is sad. We can all help each other if we put in a little effort, don’t you think.

Enjoy the journey.

Mandy
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32 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Hey Mandy,

I can understand some people not wanting to allow guest posts on their blogs. I don’t like to upset people either but you have to do what’s best for your blog so for the most part, I’m sure your readers would understand.

I know you have promoted others in your post, me included, and I thank you for that. I think letting your readers know how much they are appreciated is an important thing to do. Some bloggers obviously are just here for themselves so that’s fine. We all know who will benefit though in the long run don’t we.

Thank you Mandy for your comment, it’s greatly appreciated and you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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33 Carol Lynn
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April 1, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Hi Adrienne, I love your tips! I especially love the idea of promoting a comment. Sometimes people say interesting things or have different ideas and it would make a great follow up post. Sometimes people either disagree with me, or add a new perspective that I didn’t think about and we end up having a conversation in the comments, but now that you mention it, I can see why that would make a much better post! Plus it would show the person that you appreciate them and that you’re listening to your community. I have to keep that one for future reference, I love the idea.

I’ve also gone your route on guest posts – none without an invitation! I have gotten so much junk and even when I did accept them from strangers, mostly they never came back to answer comments or anything. It’s so annoying. But I solved that by making it invitation only now.

Of course you are amazing at making people feel welcome and important. I enjoyed your tips and will be using them in the future!
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34 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Hey Carol,

Thank you, happy to hear that.

I agree with the promoting a comment Carol because like you said, we learn from others through the comments. Sometimes they give us a different spin on things that we never thought of which I love. Our conversations can go on for awhile so why not be sure to spotlight them and let everyone else get in on it just in case they missed it. That’s just proof that we learn through the comments too.

Oh good and I think that’s really the best way to go. If you have people writing for you that care about you and your blog then that’s going to benefit everyone all around and we definitely prefer connecting with those people don’t we! I say way to go Carol!

Why thank you, I appreciate you saying that. It means a lot, I’m blushing! lol…

Thank you Carol for your comment and you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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35 Ellen M. Gregg
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April 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM

“Giving back” and “sharing the love” come to mind after reading your post, Adrienne. Also, “encouraging young things to grow,” which is thematic not only of a person who is exceptional at fostering relationships and improvement, but also the month of April, shiny-fresh today.

I don’t feel as though my blog is “settled” enough to invite guest posters quite yet, but I have highlighted commenters thoughts in blog posts.

Happy April!

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36 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Hey Ellen,

I’m so glad those two things sit with you first Ellen, I appreciate you sharing that. The month of April is another new start so let’s help as many people as we can.

Well you’ve highlighted comments so that’s a great start. See, as long as you’re helping your readers shine in some way then that’s a very good thing. I love that Ellen.

Thank you for your comment and Happy April to you as well. Make it a great week.

~Adrienne

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37 Richard Petrillo
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I love the idea of letting people “shamelessly” promote themselves, I can see why
that would be such a popular post, even to this day.

I’ve had a few people guest post over the years and I’ve even highlighted a couple of bloggers posts by doing an article on their same subject. I was able to add some of my thoughts on the keyword topic in my article, then I would have my guest send me a little bio which I would include in my post. In order for my readers to get the full picture on the subject, they had to finish reading the material on my guest’s blog.

Blogging really is all about helping others, I so agree with you! A big take-away that I learned from you, (whether you know it or not), is the value you bring to the table in your autoresponders. I still have a post in me about the first time I subscribed to your list and received your first few emails.

As always, thanks for such great content! I had not thought about promoting a comment and just may do my next post around that idea!

Have a great week!
Richard
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38 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Hey Richard,

Welcome back my friend, great to see you.

Yeah, I thought that was a brilliant idea and I can’t take credit for it I’m afraid. I got that little gem from Ana Hoffman and it does still work beautifully.

That sounds great Richard and I’m sure that it helped them no only shine but you as well.

Ah, I remember us chatting about that and you were so surprised. A lot of people take the personal part out of it and I’m not sure why. I mean if you opt-in to my list then you are now one of my friends and I want to be sure you’re aware of that. I hope you’ll do a post on that sometime this year.

I love hearing that Richard and we know that sometimes we learn more in the comment section then the post itself. Someone else added something we hadn’t thought about which is why I’m always asking questions and for help too. I do NOT know it all. lol…

Thanks Richard for your comment and you have a great week as well.

~Adrienne

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39 Richard Petrillo
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April 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Oh Adrienne, you just burst my bubble as I thought you DO know it all… :)

I promise to get that post done very soon! You made such a big impression with me that I really do have to share it with everyone!
Thanks again!

Richard

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40 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

LOL!!! Oh I only wish Richard! LOL!!!

I know that you couldn’t get your thoughts right back at that time but it will come to you. I have faith in you my friend. I’ll look forward to that one too.

~Adrienne ;-)

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41 Tim Bonner
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April 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Hi Adrienne

I really love all of these ideas and I’m sure I’m going to use as many as I can over the next few weeks.

I did a post to highlight some great blogs, including yours, quite some time ago and I meant to make it more of a regular thing. That’s definitely something I will pick up when I get back from vacation.

Annie Andre is always giving me some great ideas for blog posts and I will get around to writing about all of them. They’re usually really interesting things to write about that will take me quite a bit of research to look into. Time is not always on my side though.

I love the Start Here button you have on your blog too and have thought about doing something similar. That needs to be an action I take forward.

You are absolutely right; make those connections, write for your readers, almost like having a conversation and keep things consistent. That way, you’ll get people coming back again and again.

I’ve struggled a little to keep up with commenting so much over the past few weeks as things have been hectic for my wife at work which spills over into my looking after the kids and therefore my blog.

These things happen though but I always stop by whenever I can as I love being part of this community.

Have a great week Adrienne and thank you for providing me with some great ideas!

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42 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Hi Tim,

Well I’m so happy to hear that Tim, that’s great news.

I remember that post and I thought that was a great idea too. You’re probably like me, if I don’t make a note of it to do more often I’ll just keep on finding other topics to write about.

Annie does have great ideas! She’s a true gem and I just love her and her blog.

That Start Here page took awhile to put together because I had four years of posts to go through and I didn’t include everything on that page. Just what I thought was relevant and helpful for others.

That’s right Tim, make your posts places where people can have those conversations and others can learn and share their thoughts as well.

Keeping up with everything can be overwhelming, I know what you mean. You just do what you can my friend and the rest will fall into place as it should.

I always enjoy seeing you Tim whenever you can stop by. I know you have the kids to take care of so I know how busy you are. I can’t even imagine.

Thank you though for your comment and for taking time to stop by today. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

You have a great week as well.

~Adrienne

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43 Kesha Brown
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Adrienne, I have so many ideas; now it’s just a matter of putting it all together (and finding the time to do it!).

I agree with you, people enjoy being highlighted and rewarded. We do (at least I know I do). :-) So any way we can do so will not just help us but them as well. AND our readers will want to come back again and again, keep us in mind for people to reach out to and connect further with, and it’s a win win for everybody!

I have an idea for a video series that I’m working on now so stay tuned! :-)
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44 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Hey Kesha,

Yeah, there are never enough hours in the day now right! If only we could add a few more and still have time to get everything done.

I agree with you about that one girl. When you help other people they’ll remember you and be so touched that you thought of them. So sure, it’s benefiting us too but it’s really more about them.

Oh good, I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Will look forward to that.

You have a great week girl and thanks so much for your comment. Always good to see you.

~Adrienne

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45 Julie Barrett
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Adrienne, Right on the money. How people feel when they leave your place or a communication with you is critical. I often contribute to other people’s blogs and lately, their projects, ebooks, and call-in shows, and every time I’m asked it makes me happy. The best is when someone needs a leg up or is just starting out and you can help them launch a program. Often the blogger is making actual income with their product and you can be proud to say you helped them on their way. It’s the small things we do that sometimes really helps people.
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46 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Hey Julie,

I agree with you about that one girl, it’s how you make them feel. We all do love that support from each other and receiving help is always appreciated.

I know what you mean about helping someone get started and especially when it comes to a product launch. We all need that extra leg up so to speak so having someone help you with that is huge. I have no doubt you’re always there for them Julie. You’re just that kind of gal.

Thank you for your comment, always wonderful to hear from you. Have a great week okay!

~Adrienne

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47 Sonia
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Good post. I couldn’t agree more. It is also a great way to keep the conversation going. Readers leave the best comments and ideas for something you can create on your own blog. The key is to really listen because they are telling you what they really want to see on your blog not theirs. I tend to forget sometimes, but when I go back and read comments again, I hit myself on the head thinking, “why didn’t I jump on that”. Now I pay close attention all the time. I don’t want to leave anything left uncovered and someone else take a unique idea and make it their own.

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48 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Hey Sonia,

Thank you, glad you agree and you’re right about our readers leaving the best comments. Girl, I learn so much in that section alone which is another great reason to always ask questions at the end of your posts. It’s a win/win to me.

You’re right, they’re asking for help and suggestions so give them what they want. I’m all for that too! I think we all sometimes don’t pay attention to that but glad you’ve come around.

Can’t wait to stop by your blog and check out the new look. I bet it’s awesome.

Thanks for your comment Sonia and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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49 Mary Stephenson
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Hi Adrienne

Sounds like you had a super fun weekend. We didn’t get the rain as promised, although we did get a bit. It did get warm in the afternoons both days.

Lots of super ideas. I try to get out and around to other blogs and always respond to all that leave a comment on my site. Others definitely inspire what one writes. You can see where they are thinking. Many leave comments that do get me thinking about how to elaborate on their thoughts to make it into a new subject to write about.

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50 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Hi Mary,

I most definitely did. The funny thing is that Mom and I got to the restaurant Sunday late afternoon and the clouds started to get really dark. As soon as we walked inside the bottom fell out. It poured down rain for about 15 minutes and then it just stopped. The sun came back out and it’s been beautiful ever since. We can always use the rain, I just don’t like running around in it. It’s horrible on my hair! lol…

Well I hope these ideas along with your awesome comments left at your place can give you a good idea to incorporate those into a new post. You write about the best stuff girl so I’m sure that you’ll be able to make that work beautifully.

Thank you Mary and you have a great week okay!

~Adrienne

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51 Angela McCall
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Hey Adrienne,

This is a great idea! I haven’t done anything like this and so I might write this today and post it next 2 Thursdays. Thank you so much for a super creative advice!

You know…I was just reading your conversation with Rob. iPhone has a way of typing its own mind sometimes. The worst part tho is when I’m commenting on Google Plus and I made a typo error I cannot edit the darn thing! So I would run to my laptop and do the editing there instead. I think they should allow us to edit on Facebook & Google+ when we make typo errors on our comments.

I know you cannot edit your Wordpress comment once it’s clicked, even on my computer. Talking about the commenters. But other trivial things they should allow us to do it. The trend is going to mobile phones more and more. And now that you have your iPhone you can join the club of having so much fun using the iPhone including the crazy things it types by itself. Or in other words, the auto speller. LOL

Have a a great manic Monday!!

xoxo
Angela
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52 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Hey Angela,

Well that’s awesome girl and see, you now have a couple more posts to put out there to your readers.

I just got an iPhone a couple weeks ago and I was texting my brother yesterday and you’re right. It’s hard to go back to a word and correct it. You almost have to delete everything which is why there’s no way I’m commenting on something using that little bitty keyboard. Bless his heart, I figured it was something and his fingers were just not working for him. lol…

If you’re commenting on someone else’s blog you definitely can’t go back and edit it thank goodness right! Wouldn’t that be scary if everyone could do that.

I think the next level up would be an iPad but I’m not there yet. See, when I’m out and about I’m doing things. I’m not going to read through blog posts and comment. I’ll wait until I get home. That keyboard is too small for me girl. ;-)

Thanks for your comment Angela and you have a fabulous week. Happy Monday!

~Adrienne

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53 Angela McCall
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I have a Tablet (like an iPad) and I don’t really use it much except when I’m checking up my designs. Talk about how little teeny bitty the iPhone is…I feel more comfortable typing on iPhone than iPad. Anyhoo, I use my iPhone to READ before I go to bed. So, that’s the time I read Steve Scott’s ebook…and sometime I read a blog or two. Write the comment first on my “yellow” note on iPhone…because just in case I made a mistake I can correct it. But once I “cut and paste” it on a comment…there is no going back. :)

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54 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

My goodness, you read on that iPhone too! Girl, that screen is so little. I guess it’s all what you get use to right!

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55 Carolyn
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April 1, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Hi Adrienne, You have wisely pointed out that blogging is really about giving. You are giving readers what they want with quality content, plus rewarding them with returns such as featuring them as guest authors, giving them CommentLuv links, your promote yourself article and your monthly round up of the best articles you’ve read. You have expertly navigated the course of giving readers value both in content and promotion, then shared with us the road map of your course. Brilliant.

Thanks for sharing the wisdom of your ways with us, Adrienne!
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56 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Hi Carolyn,

Why thank you so much Carolyn, I really appreciate that. I was honored to feature you as one of my guest bloggers so see, we helped each other out because you invited me as well. We both appreciated the support and our friendship has just grown from there. It’s taken us both to new heights so I wish that for everyone who is blogging today.

I appreciate your wonderful comment and you have a wonderful week okay! Welcome home!

~Adrienne

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57 Sue Neal April 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Hi Adrienne,

You’re doing this all the time and I love the way you’ve described the way you reach out to your readers in this post. It’s a real win-win strategy that helps to develop your community and your own reputation as well as giving other bloggers some exposure and a helping hand.

I think this post exemplifies one of the main secrets of your success – you’re a great go-giver, Adrienne, and your genuine desire to help other bloggers shines through – thanks so much for this great post, which I will most certainly share :)

Sue

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58 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Hey Sue,

Why thank you Sue and I think there are just some people who are natural born givers. I know I’m definitely not alone in this and I’m so blessed to be able to meet so many of them as I venture through the blogging community, you included young lady.

I think if people can help people then that’s why we’re all here wouldn’t you agree! Ah but it will come back around to help us all. ;-)

Thank you Sue and enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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59 Donna Merrill
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Adrienne,

I can always count on you for great ideas! I do believe promoting others is a great way to bring some lively juice to your blog. It isn’t all about us…Each time I had a guest or wrote about someone else, giving their link or information, I gained more readership.

It does get a bit dull if we only write posts from our view points. I especially like to have “interviews” with people out of my realm. I may not be into what they are, but like to review it with a guest. When I have done that, it received lots of pros and cons and good conversations in the comment section.

When I did a post linking you and several others of our “click” people thanked me because they went over to everyone else’s blogs and found them interesting.

Thanks again Adrienne!

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60 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Hey Donna,

Ah, well happy to help although I know you’re always chalked full of great ideas girl.

I agree that every time we highlight someone else then that’s helping them which in turn, sometimes down the road, may help us. One thing’s for sure, it helps to build those relationships and to me that’s really what’s the most important.

I haven’t dove into the interviews yet myself but I should have included that as well. Great idea Donna and glad those are working well for you.

I agree, some of your readers may want to check us out because you’re someone they trust so that just makes them curious. I love that and of course really did appreciate you doing that. Just helping our friends right Donna!

Thank you for your comment and you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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61 Lisa
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April 1, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Adrienne, I love your idea to include comments in a post. I don’t think I’ve done that. I’ve used tweets and other blog posts from others as a subject or mention in a post. But a comment, that makes a lot of sense too.
People love to see themselves mentioned, in a good way of course, so that’s always something that we should try to do when it applies to our topics and is relevant.
You are always finding ways to impress us all Adrienne – thank you.
Glad you enjoyed your Easter weekend and have a great new week in April!
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62 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Hey Lisa,

Ah, aren’t some of the best stuff in our comments? Imagine taking one or several of your readers comments and then writing a post around what they shared! Oooooo girl I bet they would love you even more then they already do. I love the way you share their tweets but a comment says so much more.

They most certainly do and I remember the first time it happened to me I was jumping for joy, literally, and doing the happy dance. I was so darn excited and I still get excited so I know how that feels.

Why thank you Lisa, I sure try! I did have a wonderful Easter weekend and hope you did as well. Here’s to another month and another great week ahead.

Rock on my friend.

~Adrienne

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63 Colleen Kelly
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Hey Adrienne!
How are you ? :) I like this one (big surprise) I always like and learn something from your posts. This one was no exception!. Thanks again!! :)

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64 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Hey Colleen,

Great to see you girl and glad you enjoyed this one. I appreciate you sharing that with me. ;-)

Thanks and you have a great week.

~Adrienne

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65 Monica P
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I have done most of the above. I just joined a So Cal Lady Bloggers group and we are doing interviews on members of the group, which I’ll post on my blog. So my advice to someone who just started and is maybe shy .. go join a group in your niche and take part in these simple exercises :-)

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66 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Hi Monica,

Thanks for sharing that advice so if they’re new they would probably want to know where they “go” to find groups in their niche. I know there is always Facebook but sometimes some of those groups, those people are only there for themselves. Any other recommendations?

I appreciate your comment and have a great week. By the way, how come your gravatar isn’t showing up because it is on your blog. I just hopped over to check it out. Just curious!

~Adrienne

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67 Jonathan okanlawon
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April 1, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Thanks Adrienne for this tips. I believe blogging is all about the next person, adding value to his life

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68 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

My pleasure Jonathan and glad you agree.

It’s been awhile, hope all is well with you. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

~Adrienne

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69 Steve Borek
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I don’t write about your niche so I wouldn’t be a good candidate for a guest blog.

I’ve had one person write a very short guest post. I’m going to ask others to write a post as well.

I do compliment other blogs when it’s appropriate.

Have fun searching for your next new guest blogger Adrienne!
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70 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 3:27 PM

You might not write for my niche but it is about leadership and who doesn’t want to learn about that Steve!

Oh good, incorporate more guest posts into your blog. It’s a way to pick up some new readers too. We all love that right!

Well Steve, I have them booked through the summer already yet I have more on my list to ask to complete this year. Oh yeah, I’m way ahead of you my friend! ;-)

Thanks Steve and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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71 Monica P
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Ok, gravatar is now working on your site :-)

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72 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Oh hot dog, thanks Monica… I appreciate that! Love seeing you! We ladies don’t make attractive monsters! lol…
:-)

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73 Ruth Zive
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April 1, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Ultimately, one of the greatest (and most under leveraged) strengths of a blog is its capacity to work as a relationship building and networking tool. And all of the suggestions that you have made serve this purpose. I was honoured to guest post on your blog (happy to do it again Adrienne!) and many of the subscribers and readers of my OWN blog came from that guest post. It works! Once all of the members of our internal team have had a chance to blog at MarketingWise, you’ll come on over to our place and share your wisdom, okay?

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74 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Hey Ruth,

I couldn’t agree with you more about that Ruth! I think most people don’t really understand how that’s actually done which is why I do my best to help them learn.

I was so privileged to have you write a post for me and can you believe it was a year ago this past February? You were my 2nd one Ruth and it got 185 comments girl! You rocked that post now. I’m so happy to hear that some of your subscribers and readers came from that guest post too. That’s why I love to highlight my blogging friends because they deserve that recognition and you share information I’m not an expert in so we all can learn from each other. I would be honored to have you back Ruth. You are always welcome here.

Oh wow Ruth! I appreciate that and I bet your team is growing too! Your blog and content is so professional and I always enjoy reading what you and your team share. Thank you for sharing that with me.

Have a great week and I’ll be by your place soon.

~Adrienne

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75 Raena Lynn
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Well, you exemplify the ultimate greatest quote by Zig Zigler! “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” It’s so true. This quote applies to a blog as well as life!

You presented 5 great ways to shine the light on your readers:

Invite them to write a guest post.
Write a post about their blog.
Reader of the week or month.
Promote a comment.
Let your readers promote themselves.

I love them all. I have implemented a couple of these, but I’m eager to try out a couple more. I really like the idea of letting readers promote themselves. This is an idea I will seriously check out. I enjoy promoting other people and putting them in the spotlight. They appreciate it so much! It’s worth the time and effort on so many levels.

The purpose of our blogs is to provide solutions to our readers so it makes sense to pay attention to their needs and do your best to serve them. It is all about service.

Thanks again for a fantabulous post Adrienne!

Raena Lynn
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76 Adrienne
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April 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Hey Raena,

I love that quote too and it’s embedded in my brain now! ;-)

I think the promote themselves is an added bonus because if they’re just junk sites and they never come back you can always just remove the comments and/or links. For the most part all of mine have been pretty decent and some have ended up being regular readers. That’s how they found me because my DM from Twitter is inviting them to come and promote themselves on my blog. They eat that up.

I appreciate your comment Raena, thanks for sharing that.

Have a great week and see you later.

~Adrienne

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77 Corina Ramos
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I definitely agree with your here Adrienne and you’ve sparked some ideas for me too. I’m also a firm believer of paying it forward and reaching out to help others and sharing our knowledge.

These are perfect suggestions for saying thanks and showin’ some love to those who make it possible for our blogs to shine or to those who have taught us a thing or two about the online world. I have seen several sites with a weekly roundup theme. As a matter of fact, I have had the honor of appearing in one or two and you’re right in that it does send more traffic to your site because their readers will stop by to see what you’re all about. I’ve also participated in what one blogger called “shameless promotion”. The best part about these was the chance to meet and connect with great folks like yourself.

Well, I’ve got some serious planning to do and I’m excited Feels like I’m on to the next level! :) Thanks for the inspiration. Here’s wishing you a wonderful month!
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78 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Hey Cori,

Glad that this post gave you some more ideas, I love hearing that.

Whenever you feature someone then your regular readers will be curious and hop on over to their blog to check them out. Of course it’s up to each individual whether they enjoy what that person has to share and if they want to stick around. Just by you giving them the boost though is enough for them to be very grateful. It’s just a wonderful feeling all around.

Plan away girl and good luck. I have no doubt you’ll implement more cool things over at your place.

Have a great week and stay dry! Rain is headed our way.

~Adrienne

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79 Sherman Smith
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April 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM

This follows the law of reciprocity. I scratch your back you scratch mine. In this sense everyone wins. Everyone gets a chance to shine and everyone helps each other to grow. So I definitely agree with you Adrienne on this subject!
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80 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Thanks Sherman and although you’re right, doing it expecting nothing in return is the only way to go. Do it because you want to and they deserve it. Now that’s the best way! ;-)

Thanks for your comment and you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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81 Sue Price
Twitter:
April 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Hi Adrienne

You have some awesome ideas here and you are a master at some of these. I love the promote a comment one as I have not seen that done. Great idea.

I had just been on Sapna’s blog where you kindly sent some of us as she had included us in her blog post. I loved that idea of how she did that. Awesome resource.

Thanks for some great ideas Adrienne.

Sue
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82 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Hi Sue,

Thank you and it seems the promote a comment is very popular among the comments now. You know there have been great conversations taking place on our blogs in the comment section so why not just feature a few and write a post around it. You get another blog post and your readers get their voices heard! Oh yeah!

I was very impressed at all the work she went through to put that list together. My goodness, she really did us all justice didn’t she! Glad you had time to stop by, didn’t want you to miss that one.

You are very welcome Sue and you have a great rest of your week.

~Adrienne

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83 Theodore Nwangene
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 3:54 AM

Happy Easter Adrienne,
I’m happy to be here again after the Easter cerebration, i just got back to the city. I’m a bit late here but its better to be late than not to come at all, right?

Ok, i don’t really have much to say now but i just want to let you know that i sincerely agree with all you said here and i can’t agree more. Some of those tips has also came to my mind before but it also escaped my mind at same time. The one i really love is that of sharing some of the posts you read at the end of every month just as you’re doing.

I also like the idea of sharing your readers blog.

A very interesting post as always Adrienne, will surely start with one immediately.

Thanks for sharing.

And yes, i see we’re already connected on Skype. Thanks.
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84 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Thanks Theodore, it was wonderful!

Glad you had a good time and stayed over. Those make the best weekends don’t they!

I have no doubt you’ve thought of all of these before. So if you want to impress any of your readers you can do any of these and I have a feeling they’ll be very happy about that. Anytime you mention them or give them a place to shine they really appreciate it.

Thank you Theodore and glad we got connected.

You enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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85 Roz Bennetts
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 4:58 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Happy belated Easter! I hope you had a good one.

Your idea is a great one as it’s in line with the co-operative spirit of the blogosphere and rewards those people who embrace this spirit the most and in theory shows the others ‘how it should be done’. It’s got me thinking because ever since my blog was made NF by Google I haven’t been able to ‘share the <3' as I used to and short of creating a new blog in WordPress (which just seems too arduous) mentioning my regular commenters in the post itself would be a good way of doing that.

~Roz
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86 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Hey Roz,

Thank you, I most definitely did. How about you? Have a good Easter too?

Sounds like things are shaking up over at your place. I wonder if Google did that to all the blogger blogs. I wouldn’t be surprised since it is owned by them and they do have total control. Well some of these ideas could help indeed Roz.

Thanks for your comment and you have a wonderful week. Good to see you again.

~Adrienne

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87 Roz Bennetts
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’m glad you had a good one, yes thank you my Easter was really nice – not with family this year (due to illness) so I was with friends instead and it was a nice mix of recreational activities: some driving, some music and some card games even. The weather is awful here but that was the only awful thing about the weekend :-)

Yes I think Google have NF’d all of their Blogger blogs, at least I haven’t seen one that isn’t. Mayura would probably know as he has Blogger blogs, I might ask him…. but yes I do need to find some other way to share the love and putting people in my posts would sure be a good way, as well as commenting and sharing of course.

All the best Adrienne,

~Roz
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88 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Sorry there was an illness in your family Roz but hope everyone is okay now!

I bet Mayura would definitely know about that. That’s interesting yet not surprising. I know you’ll find a way to get around that though.

Thank you for your response.

~Adrienne

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89 Jude Banks
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 5:21 AM

G’day Adrienne,

You have such awesome content! This time I arrived well prepared. I had my computer sticky notes lined up and ready to note all the precious gems you and your readers share with us. I only recently discovered that my computer has sticky notes (on Windows anyway), thanks to a blog post by Daniel Sharkov at reviewzntips.com

It’s amazing what one can learn from a 19 year old! Now I am a sticky note addict!

My blog is in its embryonic stages and has a long way to go, but I love the idea of letting readers promote themselves, having a ‘start here’ or ‘new here’ section, and highlighting other great blogs.

Adrienne, thanks for all that you do and share!
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90 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Well hey there Jude! Hope you’re doing great today!

Well hot dog, I love hearing that. You are so funny and you made me crack up. You’ve come prepared with Sticky Notes. I love that and glad that Daniel was able to help point that out for you. Yeah, those kids are something else today aren’t they!

That’s really good though, you’re in the early stages so you can do everything right where for most of us it was trial and error and we had a heck of a lot of error my friend.

My pleasure and glad you got something from this post too!

Have an awesome week Jude!

~Adrienne

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91 Enstine Muki
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April 2, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Hey Adrienne,
I Missed a couple of your posts. I was very focused on my new platform which is complete. I’ll be writing a post about it next week.

Meanwhile, I totally agree with your points. Some months back, I created a short post where I asked readers to drop links and promote themselves. Shortly after that, I created another post asking them to drop their links and I’ll be on their blogs to comment and share. These went like wildfire. I didn’t only get traffic. I built many more relationships. I got so many private mails from newbies and some very solid bloggers.

What you share on your blog Adrienne is straight from the lab. Tested and proven to produce expected results.

I’m glad to be a happy reader of your blog.
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92 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Hi Enstine,

You mean you don’t read them all? LOL!!! Hey, we all have a lot of stuff to do Enstine so glad to know you’ve been busy.

I remember that post that you had shared and glad to hear that you started implementing that on your blog as well. I will tell you though. I pointed a friend to your post where you had them drop the link and you’d drop by for a visit to their blog post! He dropped the link and you never stopped by. Then he started getting emails from you selling stuff. He emailed me and was not happy at all. I didn’t know what to tell him! Just thought I’d let you know but glad you got some solid readers from those post. I know you missed out on a really great guy on that particular one.

Thank you Enstine, I appreciate that. Glad to have another happy reader.

~Adrienne

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93 Enstine Muki
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Hey Adrienne,
I think your friend is taking someone else for me. I DON’T send mails to my list selling stuff. NO! Maybe in the future but not now. Besides, I don’t know how I got to sending mails to him if he didn’t sign up to my list. I do really appreciate him stopping by and will like to correct any issues related to that. Hope he’l double check and be sure who is sending those mails selling stuffs. That can’t be me

I visited (and still do) ALL those site but truth is I found out I could not comment on all. Some required I create account. Some had captchas, etc but I did and still do visit every link that was and is being dropped on that page ;)
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94 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Hey Enstine,

All I can say is that he was very clear who it was so obviously he signed up for something to get on your list and that’s all I know. He’s someone that I admire online so I never thought that he wasn’t telling me the truth but then again, I was surprised to hear that as well. I thought maybe you just were overwhelmed with all the responses.

I can’t speak for him, just thought you’d want to know but glad you got a lot of attention from it. If a few people fall through the cracks then there are always casualties right!
;-)

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95 Barbara Charles
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April 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I always agree with you LOL! You always have such great tips and ideas to share and you truly care about people which is why your blog is so successful. That is why we can follow your advice in your post knowing that it will work and we will help others and engage them as well. You are a natural at this where some people have to learn what comes naturally to others. I will definitely take you up on some of suggestions above. Make so much sense. Thanks again for the great info. We can always depend on you. :)
Barbara

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96 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Hey Barbara,

Well I love that girl… I know that not everyone may “get it” but if they only knew what it feels like to help others shine. Oh my goodness. If it’s ever happened to you then you know. It’s just the best feeling in the world so be that person to help someone else who could really use a boost and it’s the most rewarding feeling ever.

I appreciate your kinds words Barbara, seriously! Just doing my thing over here helping come up with some good ideas for my blogging buddies. We definitely never want to run out of those now do we. ;-)

Thanks girl and I’ll always be there for ya!

You have a great week.

~Adrienne

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97 Joan Kappes April 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Hello, Adrienne! I just found your site today and WOW! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your skill and your energy! I look forward to learning from you and with you! I’m going to your FB page now! Thanks again, Joan

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98 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Hi Joan,

Oh, why thank you. Always nice to hear from someone new.

Glad you enjoyed what I share here. I love writing about what I’ve learned while blogging and of course what works. I appreciate your kind comment and I hope we’ll connect soon. Now you have the best week ever until then okay!

~Adrienne

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99 Cararta
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April 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve been working at other things so haven’t been coming for my regular
Adrienne’s Required Words of Wisdom….

One of the things I have been studying and trying to figure out how to implement is exactly what you did with this post….do some internal linking in a way that will really interest and captivate readers and keep them on your blog…..improves the ratings with just one quick click…they stay to read more and eliminate some of the bounce aways!

Still haven’t figured out how to fix my twitter the way you like it, so can click and follow (I think) plugin you use doesn’t work for me…think it showed as being obsolete?
Thanks again for the very useful and interesting share.
Now I am getting an error code with comment Luv…timed out no comment Luv here! from Skip works so changed to Diet!
C.

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100 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Hey Cararta,

Glad to hear you’ve been busy but sorry you haven’t been by. Just always a pleasure to see you when you have time.

What is it that you still haven’t been able to figure out? I don’t mind helping you. One thing to keep people on your blog longer is by giving them really good content that they just want to eat up. Sharing things that will really help them will keep them on your blog longer.

So the video that I shared a few years back is mostly just making sure your Twitter ID is in the right place. Now I was hired some time back to help someone with their blog and when I checked hers, she actually had a paid plug-in and there was no place to include your Twitter ID. I told her I would have asked for my money back and also told them the reason was that you couldn’t include that very important step. Shame on them. Hope that’s not the case with yours.

My pleasure and glad you found this helpful.

Your CommentLuv link is here on your post so when that happens your site is having problems loading and it’s not able to read it in order to grab the link. I had issues with mine yesterday because once again, second week in a row, my server was down. Urgggg…

Thanks and you have a great week.

~Adrienne

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101 Neamat Tawadrous
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Hi Adrienne,

These are great tips! Thank you for sharing them!

I love and agree with ALL what you have shared – blogging is all about helping others with good content that offers value and at the same time appreciating and caring about our readers and make them shine is a great way to impress them and even build the relationship further.

I love what you said here: “So help other people shine and it will come back to you”. That’s really powerful. I am glad to learn these golden nuggets from a superstar like yourself.

Thanks Adrienne for sharing these tips with all of us. It sure helps.

Be Blessed,

Neamat
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102 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Hey Neamat,

My pleasure, glad you enjoyed these.

We hear all the time to give value to your readers and I know for me I didn’t quite understand what exactly that meant. Then it was finally explained to me that all you have to do is share content that will help them solve their problem. Okay, now that made sense so once you start building a readership then show your appreciation to all of those who have supported you or visit your blog. They will so appreciate it along with all the great content you already share.

Thanks Neamat for your wonderful comment and glad these tips were helpful.

I sure hope you’re enjoying your week and always a pleasure to see you.

~Adrienne

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103 Ashvini
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Great suggestions as always. I really liked the idea about allowing people to promote themselves, letting their animal instincts come out. Also guest posting is a great idea. I have written a guest post for Carolyn’s blog and hopefully I am able to complete that on time :).

Visiting other’s blog is really very time consuming but is also very essential to bring people to your blog. I try to do it as much as possible :).
Hope you are having a great day :)
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104 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Hey Ashvini,

Glad you like my suggestions and I think they will all work well. Some maybe better then others.

I’ll look forward to reading your guest post over at Carolyn’s place. I have no doubt it will be fabulous.

Ah yes, blog commenting. Very time consuming but one of the most enjoyable things I do each day. Never enough hours though right!

Thanks Ashvini and hope you’re enjoying your week.

~Adrienne

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105 Suzanne
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April 2, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Adrienne,

Thanks so much for this gentle reminder. It’s easy to forget that we are blogging to provide help and tips for others. You’re right. It’s not about us. People are not out there searching for our name, they are out there searching for a specific topic, and if we can address that topic with authenticity, then we’ve hit it right.

You have inspired me to start a sometimes weekly “Friday Faves” post where I blog about useful information for my narrow target market (advisors). I blog about competitors and great content they have. Some have said “Why are you calling attention to competitors?” and I tell them because there’s more than enough business for everyone and I’d rather be generous and helpful than stingy and uncommunicative.

Suzanne
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106 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Hi Suzanne,

You said it Suzanne, it’s not about us. We are here to help others learn and if after they’ve read what we share and want our services then that’s even better right!

I am so happy to hear that and I’m not surprised that others were questioning why you would be sharing other’s information. Not everyone will connect with us so if you can help that person find what they need they’ll remember you. Heck, your competitor might appreciate it so much that they want to join forces and work together. You never know where this can lead. As you said, there is plenty to go around for everyone.

Thank you for sharing that Suzanne and I’m so very happy for you.

~Adrienne

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107 Rashmi Sinha
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April 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Hey, thank god I visited your blog today. This article is of great help, will surely help my blogging to get visitors. It must have helped you? We should be very specific about our topic, to make it easy for the user to search.
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108 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Hi Rashmi,

The “promote yourself” page has done wonders for my blog and then it’s been a little over a year ago that I started inviting guest bloggers to write for me. Only this year have I implemented doing a weekly roundup of posts so they’ve all been very helpful indeed. Whenever you can spotlight others that will surely help.

Thank you Rashmi for your comment.

~Adrienne

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109 Praveen Rajarao
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April 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Adrienne – I agree with you completely on all the points you have up there. Blogging is one hell of a way to build a community and also build a relationship with your readers.

It helps to a great extent when we promote other’s posts and allow them to promote themselves and their blogs with us. I too had a page on my site for promoting your websites and it was good to see so many bloggers come and share their links.

Accepting and inviting bloggers to write articles for your site is a good technique and I get a lot of guest posting requests now that I hv opened up my site for others.

Thanks for sharing these thoughts.
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110 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Hi Praveen,

Glad you agree with what I’ve shared and have actually put a lot of this into place as well. See, those are the ones that actually know that these work. I know that your blog/blogs are becoming more and more popular so I have a feeling you have a lot waiting list for guest bloggers. Good for you.

Thank you for sharing with us what works for you. I love that.

~Adrienne

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111 Mark
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April 2, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Hi Adrienne, I enjoy sharing and promoting the work of my peers on the social web the most.

It’s awesome being a resource for others to achieve their goals and dreams.

The core concept behind my new startup is; “You can have anything you want in life if you will help enough other people get what they want!”

Team and community powers the social web.

It’s a much more effective mindset than just trying figure out how to get people to send you money.

It’s providing value to others that’s priceless, that in turn builds value for your own life’s work.

It’s a healthy, vibrant, and rewarding approach to building businesses.

We are two-peas-in-a-pod with this line of thinking and action, Adrienne : )
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112 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Hey Mark,

Thank you so much for sharing that with me Mark and we are very similar in our thinking my friend.

Giving, it’s all about giving and the next thing you know we’re making friends, building those relationships and making awesome connections. Life is definitely good and you really don’t have to do anything special but be yourself. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

I appreciate your comment Mark and great to see you again. Hope you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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113 Shannon
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April 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Great tips, Adrienne. Having a inviting blog and a welcoming community is so important to me. It honestly confuses me when I visit a popular blog, but there are no comments or the blogger doesn’t respond to the few comments they receive. It seems strange to me, but maybe their blog is a gateway to an active twitter or facebook community.

I love your content and find it incredibly valuable, but what truly impresses me is that you get so many comments, and respond so thoroughly to each comment. It makes me feel heard and supported, which is something I try hard to emulate at my blog.

I haven’t featured any guest bloggers, although it is something I would like to eventually do as well. I will probably have a similar policy to yours. Right now the few requests I receive seems more spammy than legitimate. :)

Thanks again for all your guidance, Adrienne. I truly appreciate it!
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114 Rachel Lavern April 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Great post Adrienne. I ignored my blog for approximately a year so I am a bit rusty. Not only did you provide some great reminders, but I also gleaned some new tips. Thanks.

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115 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Hey Rachel,

Thank you and glad you enjoyed it and got some new tips from this one. Consistency is the key Rachel so stick with that and you’ll do fine. If you ever need any help, give me a shout.

Thanks!

~Adrienne

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116 Allie
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April 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Adrienne,

You ALWAYS make everyone feel so welcome to your blog! Or anywhere you are. I swear, I have been on other blogs and didn’t even think about commenting but then saw you there and decided I had to since you did. Just your smile alone makes people want to talk to you. So I know you are doing something right to keep people coming back to your blog. Glad you told us your secrets.

I just started to mention people more often on FB and Google + if they commented on my blog with something interesting. I know it is not a post about it but it is a start.

~Allie
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117 Adrienne
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April 2, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Hey Allie,

Well aren’t you sweet! That’s so nice of you to say that you enjoy commenting after seeing me there doing my thing. Yeah, you know me just giving my two cents worth all over the place. ;-)

You’re headed in the right direction because you know you appreciate other people mentioning you. You know they do as well. Good for you and you’re such a sweetheart anyway. I’m sure they are just honored as all get out.

I appreciate you sharing that with me Allie and sure hope you’re doing well. Have a great rest of your week.

~Adrienne

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118 Susan Cooper
Twitter:
April 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Boy did you get my attention. I do many of the things you mentioned but I could and should do more. One of the things that resonated with me is shouting out other bloggers. That I haven’t done as much as I should. That is my one take away that I will find a way to incorproate into my actions items for 2013.

I am now a subscriber for a reason. I loved your message, thank you.
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119 Adrienne
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April 3, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Well I love hearing that Susan! Yay!!!

Well I’m happy to hear you already do a lot of this Susan so that’s a good thing. I do the monthly round up but I also think that individually shouting out to some blogging friends would be an extra added bonus. I just might take my own advice too! ;-)

Thank you Susan for sharing this and so glad you’re a new subscriber.

Enjoy your week and can’t wait to see what you end up doing.

~Adrienne

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120 Susan Cooper
Twitter:
April 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Me too… LOL. I always look for creative ways to do things so I’ll keep you posted. :-)
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121 Michael A. Buccilli
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April 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Adrienne, I have got to say that these tips are great. It will take me more time to really understand how to implement all these wonderful ideas that I have learned from you, Barbara Charles, Sue Price, Raena Lynn, Sylviane Nuccio, and Donna Merrill. I am a little bit slower than you on the uptake but I will get it down.

I can see that allowing my readers to promote themselves can be a great way to almost ensure engagement. Engagement is what blogging is about anyway so ‘Right On’ Adrienne.

Thank you as always for sharing your knowledge and great ideas with me. I appreciate it very much.

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122 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 3, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Hey Michael,

Glad you enjoyed learning some new tips that can eventually help your blog. I know it’s new and you haven’t been posting on a regular basis so you have to start being more consistent so that you can get more readers and then in turn faithful followers.

Giving your readers a place they can come and introduce themselves and actually drop any link they want to me is important. Not too many people will give them that option so the goal is to entice them into sticking around and learning more.

My pleasure and good to see you again. Have a great day and see you later.

~Adrienne

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123 A.K.Andrew April 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM

This is such a great blog Adrienne. Building community hits the nail on the head right from the start, and supporting each other in whatever way we can is absolutely key. Frankly the thing I find most impressive is that you’ve taken the time to answer 100+ comments. Now that’s sharing the love . Thanks so much:-)

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124 Adrienne
Twitter:
April 3, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Why thank you A.K., that truly means a lot. I love my blog readers and if they can take time out of their busy day to stop by my place and not only read my posts but comment, the least I can do is respond. I think everyone should do that and if they start finding this a pain then they should stop blogging right! ;-)

I appreciate your comment, thank you so much.

~Adrienne

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125 Mayura
Twitter:
April 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Hi Adrienne,

AGAIN, Wonderful tips here to help out bloggers and convince how they can help themselves by helping others :) Sharing some secrets on strengthening relationships.

Personally, I’m picky when it comes to guest authors and what else I did so far is mentioning them where necessary with a link to their blog or relevant post dear :) As I believe, showing off top or recent commenters is a great way to give some love.

However I think different tips can be work out for different types of blogs :) Actually it depends on how we look at our blog and how we need it to be managed, no? Thankful Thursday is a great feature I find on your blog to share love and build the empire.

It’s all about giving and spreading the love :) You truly inspire bloggers with that qualities.

Have a wonderful week Adrienne :)

Cheers…
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126 Adrienne
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April 3, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Hey Mayura,

Thanks for sharing that and you’re right, it depends on your niche and how you might be able to help others. I’m sure there are still plenty of other ways you can help them out.

Like you, I’m pretty picky with my guest posts too. To me though that’s a good thing because this is our blog and we only want the best right!

I appreciate you dropping by. Always enjoy hearing what you have to say.

Hope you’re having a wonderful week too!

~Adrienne

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127 Amy Hagerup April 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Adrienne, This is really, really good. I LOVED all your ideas and I want to try some of them. I totally agree with you about the guest posting. I will have people write me and say they really like my blog and can they guest post – and they have never left one comment at all! Thanks for these great ideas. I love them. blessings, Amy

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128 Adrienne
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April 3, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Hi Amy,

Why thank you, glad you like the ideas that I shared.

When I first thought about accepting guest posts I just decided to invite people that I had built a relationship with here on my blog. I thought it would help us both out really and then it just grew from there. I don’t necessarily have any guest blogging rules here because I invite who I want and that’s really all there is to it.

Glad you found these tips helpful and will look forward to seeing what you do over at your place.

Enjoy what’s left of this week now.

~Adrienne

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129 Ray April 4, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Nice ideas Adrienne. I like to see different blogs and posts mentioned rather than only the top dog popular bloggers all the time. There are a couple of sites I visit that do a weekly round up type of thing. They are almost predictable with the posts they are going to mention though. Not that they are not good too, but I like to see something new and different occasionally.

By the way and a little off topic I was wondering about your posting times. I see this article says April 1, 2013 but I couldn’t actually see it until April 3. Is it just me or are they visible to people in your newsletter subscription or something for a few days first? Not that it matters or is a problem. I was just wondering.
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130 Adrienne
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April 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Hey Ray,

I think a wide variety are good because we all learn so much from our own experiences wouldn’t you agree? I think the weekly one is to much for me and probably for a lot of readers too. It’s hard enough to fit time in to read more posts but some of those have 10 to 20 listed and you’re right. A lot of top dogs on that list all the time.

No, I posted it on the 1st and I go live at 8:00 am CST. Not sure why you couldn’t see it but as you can tell from all the comments, they’ve had no problem viewing the post. That’s weird…

Thanks Ray and hope you’re enjoying your week.

~Adrienne

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131 Jen
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April 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I’m all for promoting others. I just wrote a piece on my When Pigs Fly site about supporting local businesses. I highlighted my favorites and then a very cool event going on later this month that brings them all together. I enjoy sharing with other people the terrific resources I’ve found.

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132 Adrienne
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April 4, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I’m sure everyone appreciated knowing about those too Jen! Not only did those business appreciate the boost but we all love to learn about what’s going on. I sure hope they were appreciative of you doing that. Way to go girl! Rock on!

~Adrienne

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133 Dita
Twitter:
April 6, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I like your idea about promoting someone’s comment. I know that on my blog I get some really valuable comments and I do respond to all comments at all times, I have never thought of promoting the comments.

It is like rewarding your commenters for taking their precious time to contribute to your blog. I am definitely going to explore the comment on my blog and implement this idea from time to time.

Have a great weekend,

Dita
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134 Adrienne
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April 7, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Hi Dita,

I’m glad you liked these ideas I suggested and who doesn’t want to get highlighted on someone else’s blog! I know that there are always some really great suggestions in the comments lone and definitely worth pointing out in a post of their own.

Glad to hear you’ll implement a few of these suggestions on your blog. You go girl! :-)

Thank you and hope your weekend is going well.

~Adrienne

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135 Mitch Mitchell
Twitter:
April 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

You’ve been doing it right for a long time Adrienne, so it’s great advice to give. I have to admit that I would never have done the “promote your post” thing, and I’m still not doing that one. lol But I’ve written on all sorts of things based on other blogs and a comment or two here and there. People love seeing their names on things.
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136 Adrienne
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April 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Hey Mitch,

All suggestions are for everyone Mitch and I don’t blame you. You’ll get a LOT of links dropped in that one but it makes people feel really good.

I know you do a lot of this so I would say that you’ve been doing it right for awhile too my friend. Rock on Mitch! ;-)

Hey, hope you’re having a good week.

~Adrienne

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137 prabhat
Twitter:
April 11, 2013 at 2:05 AM

great post indeed. our readers are our most precious gifts. but inviting readers for guest post has a negative effect also. as many content writers start to spam with guest post proposal and they just want to grab links
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138 Adrienne
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April 11, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Everything eventually has a negative affect in one way or another Prabhat because those who are dishonest will start to try and take advantage of others. If you stay true to yourself, always believe that the people who come into your life are here for the right reasons you won’t see a lot of that. If you can believe this, I don’t.

Stay positive my friend and rock on! ;-)

~Adrienne

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139 King Globalwalyy
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April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

@Adrienne Thank you for haring this wonderful post, all fact have been mention, and you said you are strit when it comes to accepting guest post, i dont think you are that strict to me you are just protecting your wonderful readers, which is the first things i great blogger should think of.

Thank you
Kind Regards
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140 Adrienne
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April 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Hi King,

Welcome to my blog and thanks for your comment. I appreciate that and I definitely agree with you. I am definitely looking out for my readers and prefer to give them first choice over someone I don’t know.

I appreciate you saying that.

Enjoy your weekend.

~Adrienne

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141 Regina Partain
Twitter:
December 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Hi Adrienne

I am going through many of your articles right now as I develop a strategy for my blog and store for 2014. You always have such great advice and I think your articles are going to form a large part of the basis of my plan. It has been a good year with the blog starting in May with a sporadic posting, and moving to 6 days a week in July. We have now had just under 14,000 page views, averaging 4000 page views per month, have published 119 posts so far. I am thrilled with the growth that I have had. I remember those early days of posting and wondering if anyone would see it and hoping against hope that someone would leave a comment. I joined some blogging groups and that helped. I followed you and that helped a lot. There is a lot of growth I would like to see. I also use the blog to direct traffic to my Bed and Breakfast and my Etsy store.

I find that if I don’t really immerse myself in the training aspects, and then follow through daily, that I tend to forget things. I am grateful that you are here and sharing your expertise with all who will listen. One of my New Year’s resolutions has to be centered on how I develop and maintain the knowledge base that will allow me to achieve my goals in these areas.

Thanks again for being there for all of us. I truly appreciate your experience and wisdom.
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December 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Hi Regina,

I’m so happy to hear that and everything I share Regina is what I’ve learned and put into place and as you can tell, works! ;-)

You are also proof Regina of what it takes to get your blog on the map. In the beginning we all go through the same thing wondering if anyone will ever read our content but as we connect with people who can help and join groups like you mentioned it slowly but surely starts to see some progress. Sounds like it’s going really well for you.

I know what you mean, I have to implement what I learn or I’ll forget what I’m suppose to do as well. As soon as I do and see that it works it becomes a routine. I’m happy to hear that you’re doing so well and have no doubt that 2014 will be even better.

Thank you for sharing this with me and you have a wonderful week.

~Adrienne

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