It seems basic enough. We were all taught how to write a little note, or tell someone in person that we appreciate their work, but what about the people we interact with that we don’t see? What about the the bloggers, and writers online that we don’t even know but have incorporated into our daily schedule? Showing appreciation to your new media friends can be a little trickier. Today I came accross this entry by Chris Brogan on the ‘Simple Touches of Loyalty.’ The ideas are so simple and pleasant that I wanted to share with you. Here they go:
9 Simple Touchpoints of Loyalty
- Comment on other people’s blogs as often as you can.
- Reply to people or help them spread the word on Twitter and/or Facebook.
- Write posts filled with admiration for people you enjoy online, and send links to their work.
- Connect people with like-minded people before they ask (using LinkedIn or similar).
- Wish people a happy birthday, or luck with their test, or other related-to-them encouragement.
- Share job opportunities. You never know who’s looking for more when you’re drowning in too much.
- Invite people to coffee. Just 20 minutes might really change someone’s day, week, month.
- Write recommendations on LinkedIn to those whose work you can vouch for. Do it before they ask.
- Send 10 emails a day to people you’re in danger of falling out of touch with, and make them simple and request-free.
This article was found via a bigfuel twitter post, yet another not-to-miss link.
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