I get emails asking me questions about blogging. The questions i have the answer to, I try to answer right away. But what do I do with the ones I don’t have a clue about? I’ve found that people who ask questions are looking to build relationships. They seek guidance and if I’m able to help them with one thing, they’ll become a loyal reader. When I first started reading blogs, I browsed a lot of different blogs. But after a while, I started visiting the ones that were helpful more often. I memorized the url or I subscribed to their rss. These type of readers are hard to get. It takes time and great content. You have to earn these type of readers. Here’s how I get these type of readers to keep coming back to my make money blog.
I answer emails fast. I try to to explain it well. I take time with emails that are asking me questions cause these people are great leads. If you help them, they’ll for certain become an avid reader of you blog. They’ll probably sign up under you for certain ad programs. They’ll help you make more money with you blog.
If I don’t have the answer to the question, I’m honest with them. My no bullshit approached has been good so far. If I don’t know, I don’t just send them an email stating that I don’t know, I tell them that I don’t know the answer and I give them a few links. I try to at least direct them into finding their answer. I think this also boost credibility and trust. They’ll know that you won’t bullshit and they’ll know that even when you don’t know, you try to help.
I answer comments. I don’t understand the bloggers who don’t do this. I can understand superbloggers cause they are too busy or too many comments to reply to. But small and medium bloggers should respect the commentators and reply the comments. You’re readers took their time to write a comment on your blog, show them some respect and acknowledge their comments. This also makes for a more interactive blog. If you don’t interactive with your readers, why even blog in the first place. Just set up a static webpage instead.