More and more of my family and friends are blogging and I like it. Here’s what I do to encourage the best and most interesting writers to continue:
I leave comments. This is cheap and easy to do, lets the blogger know you’ve been there, and unfortunately, is rarely done. The ‘comment’ link is at the bottom of each post. Let the blogger feel your love.
I visit at least twice a month. Especially if this is a family member or friend, it is a nice way to keep in touch. I’m hard pressed to not say *something* about a well-done and interesting post. And I get ideas for my blog.
I link to my fav blogger’s site. I can’t tell you how much this is appreciated. It drives up the readership of both sites too. And I get a chance to discover another blog.
I make suggestions. If there is something missing, that I see on everyone else’s site, I might mention it to a blogger if I really care about them. Fill out that “About Me” section. Let us know where you are located on this Blue Marble so that we can gain context.
There you have it, four easy steps that could improve the quality of your reads and strengthen the bonds of family and friends. And may, just maybe your good citizenship will benefit your blog site too.