A client of mine just sent an email to his list (that I happen to be on) – it read:
I’m taking a blogging course through our local adult ed program and the materials say this:
“Action: At a minimum, you should be asking your readers to get involved by commenting. The more they participate on your blog, the stronger the connection with you.
Yet so many blog authors forget to ask readers for their opinions and experiences. Or they are afraid to ask a question for fear that no one will respond and the blog will look unread.
Only 1-2% of readers will bother to comment; you must ask anyway.”
And then he asked people to comment and reminded them how to do so.
I won’t lie to you. My first response was a visible cringe so deep that my forehead involuntarily touched my knees. My inner judge screamed, “Don’t let them behind the curtain!” Which caused me to take a considerable pause.
What do you think? Is this too much transparency? Or is it okay because he isn’t claiming to be a blog expert? (His expertise is in a far nobler realm.) Would it be okay even if he was?
Image courtesy of JW Ogden