31 Days to Better Blogging: Writing to You Just Because
[WARNING: this one is not pretty. Let me say that up front. I say more about this to Kathleen in the comments section below.]
It is Day 5 (Email a Reader) and you are peering over my shoulder, reading the email I'm sending to new readers. You know, just because.
Dear Potentially-Loyal Reader (You Know Who You Are),
I'm supposed to email you today, to show you how totally, genuinely, honest-to-goodnessly happy I am that you came to my blog and left that funny, helpful comment (it was you who left that comment, wasn't it? :) .
Really, you can trust me, even though I'm emailing you on the advice of a blogging pro (who has gained, apparently, thousands of readers by sending polite emails, like this nice email I'm emailing to you).
Anyway, like I said, you can trust me. I'm not asking you to drop by again, to tweet my Oprah post; subscribe to me, or me, or me, in your Google Reader; or even link to me on your blog sidebar, though if you are feeling magnanimous, why... I would never want to stop you from following your heart.
To show you my absolute sincerity, I'm giving you this link I found called 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog. Seriously, this link is totally free, no strings attached. Not even one request to drop by again, tweet my Oprah post; subscribe to me, or me, or me, in your Google Reader; or link to me in your blog sidebar. That would be so cheesy.
Nope, I'm just emailing you to say welcome to my blog. I mean, just for today. I mean, you needn't come again. But if you do, I may have a few more links for you...
Very Sincerely Yours,
The Blogger Who Loves You Just Because
LL's Day 1: Bambi in the Database, Day 2: The Dalai Lama Effect, Day 3: Darren Rowse, Please Link to Me, Day 4: Oprah, I Wanna Be Like You.
ProBlogger's Day 5: Email a Blog Reader
Paul's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Project
Day 6: Shakespeare and Company's Top 20 Blog Tips, a companion to ProBlogger's Must-Read Tips and Tutorials for Bloggers. (NOTE: This post will depend on your great tips. See the comment box for your invitation.)
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