Thursday, June 16, 2005
Neo-blogging Tip 001
"king kamehameha parade" photo by alex preiss [at] hawaii [dot] rr [dot] com
Neo-blogging is a set of highly evolved, unconventional blogging practices and techniques.
For Neo-blogging Tip 001, consider how to use a blog as a personal communication platform with the blog author, bypassing traditional, but problematic, vehicles like email.
Blog as Hyper-email Alternative Message Platform
A blog can be used as a Hyper-email Alternative Message Platform.
By posting a comment at a person's blog you can command their attention, if only briefly, better than a regular email which must pass successfully through spam and virus filters.
And the blog author encountering unknown senders in their email inbox...
...this represents a third strike against an email.
Many emails are deleted due to no recognition of sender, and no perceived intimacy in subject line, no proof of actual acquaintance with sender.
But a blog post comment stands a much greater chance of connecting with the blog author.
A blog post comment stands a better chance of being responded to, right there in the comment thread under the post, or via a visit to your blog, with a reciprocal comment post, or via an email.
Be sure to leave your URL and/or non-harvestable email address so the blogger can contact you.
Now...try contacting someone, via a blog comment, that you have had no luck reaching via email.
Then post a comment here, or email me, to let me know how it worked for you
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
your feedback makes the blogosphere go round
Posted by steven edward streight at 6/16/2005 02:50:00 AM