Monday, November 5, 2012

Contact Information Should Be Easy to Find

This is such a no-brainer but is so easily overlooked.  If you would like or even think you would like for people to contact you, make your contact information easy to find.  This means that it should not go at the bottom of your blog after scrolling for three minutes through old posts.  Your contact information should be a separate, prominent page at the top of your blog or in an easy-to-see area in your sidebar.

Do keep in mind that a blog is public and on the internet.  I would not recommend adding any information that would not be comfortable having the entire world know.  I usually just add my email and then go from there once people contact me.

While privacy issues are a concern, having your contact information available makes you appear approachable and friendly.  It's also a good way to stay on top of blogging opportunities such as exchanging guest blogs with those that write about similar topics.