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329, RE: Blogging
Posted by Boomer57, Tue Apr-22-08 04:39 AM

I visited your site and it looks like your blog is up and running.

I left a comment on your blog post about developing the desire to change.

One measurement of a blog's success is the amount of interaction it generates. The quote that you posted about being motivated to change was thought provoking, so it prompted me to respond.

My opinion is that it's great that you took the plunge and got a blog started (without waiting for conditions to be perfect, in which case you'd be waiting forever) --BUT I think it dilutes the effect of the blog (and reduces the potential response you'll get) by putting it under the dual heading of 'Blog AND News', rather than devoting a special section to it.

If you have a decent sized mailing list, I'd predict that an invitation to participate in your blog would trigger some online discussion -- especially if you mentioned some compelling topics. OBSERVATION: Your link for having people sign up for your mailing list is very INconspicuous. Perhaps more importantly, you don't give any incentives to sign up, such as receiving weekly motivational tips or business management strategies. Your typical businessperson is so inundated with email that they're probably reluctant to sign up for more, unless there are some specific benefits attached to it.

Hope that helps!

Joel Sussman
Internet Marketer/SEO Specialist
Mountain Media
Search Engine-Friendly eCommerce Solutions
Saratoga, NY