Friday, February 6, 2009

Make your reader feel appreciated

I had something really neat happen to me recently. I was contacted by a reader and told that I was recognized on their website. Here is a portion of the email:

Hi Tiffany,
We just posted an article, "The 50 Best Career Coach Blogs" (http://www.universityreviewsonline.com/2005/10/the-50-best-career-coach-blogs.html). I thought I'd bring it to your attention in case you think your readers would find it interesting.
I am happy to let you know that your site has been included in this list.
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It felt good to be recognized and appreciated for the countless hours I put in to my blog and website.

Everyone enjoys being recognized, including your target market. That is why contests are so popular. We like it because for that moment we feel we’re adding value. We feel like we have excelled and distinguished ourselves in a particular area.

How can you give your reader that same feeling?

I don’t necessarily have an answer for this. It is still a question that is sloshing around in my mind. One thing I am going to do is share a great blog I discovered.

I’ll talk about that on Monday. In the meantime, tell someone you know about what they’ve meant to you. Thank them for helping you. Recognize extra effort.

And go check out the “50 Best Career Coach Blogs”. See what else they have over there.

Tiffany Colter is a writer, speaker and writing career coach who works with beginner to published writers. She can be reached through her website at www.WritingCareerCoach.com
Learn more about Tiffany's Marketing techniques on her main blog.
Read Tiffany's award winning manuscript "A Face in the Shadow" on her fiction blog.
She writes a blog for the Christian writer Tuesdays at Writer's Rest.

1 comment:

Sharon A. Lavy said...

I appreciate you efforts to help other writers and have tagged you on my blog today.
http://sharonlavy.blogspot.com/