13 Ways To Appreciate A Top Blogger


Many people have favorite bloggers. Many of them are in the top one percent of the blogosphere. There are many ways to appreciate the job that they did, and some will help yourself as well. Here are a few things to do.

1. Shoot your favorite blogger an email. Getting in touch with the people can often help yourself.

2. Write a letter. In the age of email spam and just way too much email a real letter might work.

3. Give them a phone call. Sometimes it can be hard giving some one a call that you do not know but really you have nothing to loose. If you do not do it someone else will and receive the benefits.

4. Interview the blogger on your blog. A little Q and A will brighten the ego of even the best blogger. They feel like something might be getting accomplished also.

5. Put their blog in your blog roll. Links are always appreciated. Blog rolls are a special kind of link that has a different connotation that a regular citation deep link or linking out to a URL.

6. Comment on their blog. Even the top blogs have days when the comments are slow. Why not start the conversation. That is what they wanted right?

7. Link to their blog using specific anchor text. They may have a better idea of that than anyone.

8. Bookmarking their site on a social bookmarking website. They will be thankful of the traffic. In many cases the top bloggers tend to not submit their stuff and rather wait for someone else to do it. If you submit their blog post, video, or picture to digg and it goes viral your account will get traffic as well. In that sense sites like digg work best when people band together and crowd source for each other.

9. Become their friends in online social communities. Becoming their friend has benefits for both you and them. Top bloggers are never surprised by friend adds because they have many friends most of which are more online acquaintances.

10. Write an article about their blog on your blog or for your local newspaper. Even top bloggers need all of the help that they can get. They live constantly with the fear that what they are doing will not last forever.

11. Talk to them at a blogging or tech convention. People place too high a value in online communication. At the end of the day network's returns diminish especially when people are not meeting in real life. Also you may be able to collaborate with them and help with their newest projects.

12. Subscribe to their rss feed and get their free e book. Help them increase their feed number so they can make more money with advertisers and increase their clout.

13. Buy their real life books, Cd's and other things for sale. Many top bloggers have an extremely difficult time gaining a high degree of credibility in the 'real world.' There are many reasons for this but I would say help them make it and survive. Supporting bloggers actually helps all bloggers because it makes the whole game possible. When the money stops I fear so to will the information, blogs and blogosphere.

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