Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing a guest post at FeelGooder.com, and it was a groovy experience.
The piece was entitled, "Why a good relationship should be on your "to-do" list."
If you have an opportunity, and are so inclined, stop by and tell me what you think.
That post got me to thinking.
What I find is that when it comes to blog interaction, most people have a certain "connection" style.
In other words, some folks think it's sweet to Tweet. Others like to engage in conversation by posting a comment, while some are likely to show love through FaceBook sharing.
No style is right or wrong, or categorically good or bad.
But there are a few advantages and disadvantages as I see it.
Here's my 4-1-1- on the pros and cons of certain response styles.
COMMENTING---Given my druthers, I prefer commenting on most blog posts that I read and enjoy. Why? Call me old school, but I still dig a good conversation and the exchange of diverse ideas.
The Pros- Commenting leaves a "virtual trail" back to your site. It also is more personal, in my opinion. Not to mention, the number of comments is a metric by which many judge blog success.
The Con- It typically takes more time.
The Pros- Tweeting is fast and furious! It allows work to be read and tapped into by broader audiences, and builds fan bases.
The Con- It's less personal, and it really doesn't allow for individualized input. And to be honest, people have even admitted "Tweeting" posts that they've never actually read, just because it was the quick and popular thing to do.
The Pros- FaceBook is one of the most popular social media forums, which means that info posted can be seen by many eyes, and folks can become familiar with you and your work.
The Con- Not everybody is on FaceBook. And those that are, don't necessarily read it every day or every week. I myself am guilty. :-)
So, what about you? What's your blog response preference and why?
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