Here’s an Idea…

Go to your favorite blog. Find the email address of the owner. Email them and tell them what you think. I’ve done this about 5 times over the past few days. I got to thinking while I was in Seattle last week meeting folks whose writing I truly enjoy that I don’t really tell them […]

  1. Go to your favorite blog.
  2. Find the email address of the owner.
  3. Email them and tell them what you think.

I’ve done this about 5 times over the past few days. I got to thinking while I was in Seattle last week meeting folks whose writing I truly enjoy that I don’t really tell them that. I mean, they could die tomorrow and never know that I really appreciate what they’re doing. For all they know, they might be like one of the three folks in Garden State yelling into the gorge.

All five times have been rewarding. I don’t always get a reply, or I get one indirectly, but at least they know that even though I’m lurking I do appreciate the work they do. It only takes 30 seconds.

Have you gestured a hug toward a blogger today?

Published: February 4th, 2006

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