Always one to know steal a good idea when I see it, this post will do double-duty stealing two ideas: recognizing those who’ve left some comment love AND make Follow Friday recommendations.
Thanks for Your Support
A blog without comments is so lonely and I’ll say it: I’m something of a comment whore. I want feedback, engagement, people telling me how awesome I am (or even calling me on my bullshit), all that jazz.
In the spirit of the holiday season, Ari Herzog recognized everyone who’d commented on his blog by name, with a trackback to their own blogs. Nicely done and such a good idea, I’m gonna keep running with it.
I’ll follow you anywhere
Michelle Quinn and I had a good little chat here about Follow Friday and getting it right. On Augie Ray’s post about social media peeves, there were some great suggestions for fixing Follow Friday in the comments. The biggest thing: say WHY you recommend following someone.
A few of my favorite names to see in comments and my Follow Friday picks this week:
Jenn Whinnem. She reads, she retweets, she offers feedback. And she’s not even pimping her own blog for the linkjuice, though she does make a great guest blogger and uses those posts for the CommentLuv links. Awesomesauce.
Shonali Burke. We’ve had some great conversations here and on her Waxing Unlyrical blog, which have inspired other posts. She thinks about her comments, her tweets, what she shares. What it’s all about. Wicked cool.
Michelle Quillin. Sorta “new” to my blog and Twitter feed, we’ve swapped blog comments a few times now. Which has been awesome and shows how “social” can really work if you take the time to connect. Glad I’ve met her, found her New England Multimedia Blog. Good conversationalist, and I mean that in a nice way.. not a “setting you up on a bad blind date” kinda way.
There are a few repeats and I don’t care. If you’re interested in public relations, social media, marketing and genuine engagement.. these peeps are worth following.
Did I convince you? What do you look for in Follow Friday recommendations?
Photo credit: As great as the Someecards are, the user cards can be even worse, and therefore way better.