John F. Kennedy famously said, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” So in this post, I’m going to get you to ask what you can do for your favorite bloggers and writers.
Does it sound weird? Counter-intuitive?
Just hear me out for a second.
How many of you open the newsletters you subscribe to?
How many of you unsubscribe when several issues in a row haven’t engaged you?
How many of you answer the questions on surveys that your favorite bloggers and writers send your way?
How many of you reply when those bloggers ask you a specific question?
Many of those surveys come with a potential or actual prize. But it doesn’t really matter if you are offered one. It doesn’t matter if you win something – the actual rewards will come after you answer the questions.
The survey is intended to benefit the blogger for sure: If the blogger provides what you want, they get more shares, clicks, and reads. They sell more products. They gain more followers and fans. But you are not really reading the blog for that blogger’s sake, are you?
You’re reading it because you enjoy it. You learn from it. You study it. So the more the blogger meets your needs, the better it is for you.
So if you are wondering what bloggers can do for you, don’t neglect to reply their questions. It’s for your benefit.
Until next time, happy writing!