I came across this terrific post at Blogher.com by author & blogger, Melissa Ford. She suggests a few things to give your favorite blogger - which won't cost money, will seriously cheer someone up (namely, me!) and make the world of difference in someone's life [insert image of 70s star Sally Struthers and her charity here].
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I know you're probably thinking this gift sounds akin to receiving socks under the Christmas tree, but hear me out. What do writers want most of all? They want eyes on their work and a response to their work. Bloggers crave traffic because traffic equals human beings all enjoying the words they've strung together. And they like comments because no one wants to speak into a vacuum. We want to know that our words were heard and to know how the reader received them.
So, if any of you want a New Year's Resolution you can stick to...how about commenting on posts every now and again? Letting us know someone is 'out there'. In the words of Christopher Robbin to Winnie-the-Pooh..."Are you there, Pooh? Good. I just wanted to be sure of you."
To read the full blog post and see Melissa's 'gift certificate' list, click here.
Grazie del pensiero!
Buone Feste -