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How Important is a Thank You in Blogging Today?

By Lisa @Lisapatb

Saying Thank You in the Blogging World

How important is it to say "thank you" in the blogging world? Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Thanking others for reading your blog or commenting is crucial. In real life too Thank You's are of the utmost importance. It's part of having good etiquette and the way we interact with others. People love to feel appreciated. A simple thank you shows appreciation towards others.

How Important is a Thank You in Blogging Today?

How Do You Thank You To Your Clients During the Holidays?

This is the time of year when people start to think about Christmas and thanking their clients for their loyalty. I remember one year I received a Christmas Card from a fellow blogger in Switzerland, Ashley Faulkes of Mad Lemmings. I hadn't received any cards from abroad before. It was really touching that he took the time to send me a holiday card to thank me for connecting online. This was at least 5 years ago and I still remember it. In the following years I would pick one or two bloggers out to send holiday cards to.

A simple thank you shows appreciation towards others. - Inspire To Thrive Click To Tweet

Holiday Gifts for Clients as a way to Say Thank You

How Important is a Thank You in Blogging Today?Why not take it a step further a send out a few holiday gifts for clients? Years ago many businesses used to send out calendars during December.

It was a way for people to remember them throughout the year. Eventually the price of printing went up over the years and many businesses stopped sending calendars out.

Recently I found a company that does custom gift cards. I love how brands can put a logo on the gift cards. You can really personalize them for your clients, fellow bloggers, team members or co-workers.

Holiday Gift Cards

How Important is a Thank You in Blogging Today?They also offer holiday cards that are unique. I really like this idea as you can offer them in an denomination. Furthermore they can be sent anywhere in the world where Visa or MasterCard are accepted.

Imagine a fellow blogger or client receiving one of these cards from you? They will surely remember who you are years from now. Similarly you will feel good acknowledging them!

Do You Really Need A Thank You Page?

What got me thinking about thanking readers was the time when I visited a blog post and commented. After I left the comment I wanted to share the post on the social networks. But the post instead took me to a thank you page. Really? Is that really necessary? Consequently I didn't have time to go back to the home page and figure out where the post was. It was a frustrating experience because I do like to share posts if I leave a comment on them. Could the blogger have thanked me in other ways?

Here are 5 of My Favorite Ways to Say Thank You:

  1. Giveaways - Have giveaways for your readers on a monthly or seasonal time period. You could give away a product, a PayPal gift card, an eBook, etc.
  2. Comments - You can thank them in your comments and/or you can go comment on their blog.
  3. Free eBooks - Give away your eBook for those that subscribe to your blog. (Now thru Christmas sign up for email or push notification - Go to my contact me page and fill out the form and I'll send you my eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" for FREE!
  4. Share your readers posts on the various social networks. And share more than one time! Fill up your Buffer or Hootsuite with their posts. Of course be sure the posts you share are relevant to your niche too.
  5. Mention your readers on your future posts. People love to be mentioned on others blogs. Why not give them a mention if they are worthy of one in a future post?
  6. Finally, send them something like a gift card or special note. People today will love receiving something in the mail as it is not used often anymore today.

People today will love receiving something in the mail as it is not used often anymore today. Click To Tweet

Read How Other Bloggers Thank Their Readers:

@Lisapatb I say "thank you" 🙂 In audio, video, email and on social networks.

- Ileane Smith (@Ileane) March 20, 2014

@Lisapatb Interesting question. I try to show them I respect them by posting as consistently as I can. I try to acknowledge comments, too.

- Patrick Phillips (@patricksplace) March 20, 2014

@Lisapatb By visiting their blogs & commenting & sharing. I also thank them for doing the same for me too!

- Adrienne Smith (@AdrienneSmith40) March 20, 2014

@Lisapatb @Ileane @AdrienneSmith40 @MayuraDeSilva @angeld0ve @JustBrenLee @timbo1973 @NotNowMomsBusy I send them chocolates :>

- Ashley Faulkes (@madlemmingz) March 20, 2014

@Lisapatb Have a page implemented to thank 'em. Let them know I'm thankful for reading at the end of each post, plus in responses.

- Mayura De Silva (@MayuraDeSilva) March 20, 2014

@Lisapatb @angeld0ve @JustBrenLee @NotNowMomsBusy If they share stuff, I tend to try and engage with them and get to know them better.

- Tim Bonner (@timbo1973) March 23, 2014

More Thank You Quotes

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." ~John E. Southard.

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding." ~ Alice Walker.

Feeling good about your life, but not expressing a heartfelt 'thank you,' is like wrapping a gift for someone and never giving it to them." ~ Chip Conley

All in all what do you think of those thank you pages? How do you thank others that you do business with online or offline?

I'd love to hear how you like to be thanked by other bloggers or clients in the comments below.

Thank you!

How Important is a Thank You in Blogging Today?

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

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