As a blogger, the writer-reader interaction means a lot. After all, the readers are the ones who motivate the writer to actually keep writing, and sharing his ideas. Through comments, people can share their thoughts on a subject, they can let the writer know his ideas are "chewed" on...and at the end of the day, that's all that matters to make a blog something special. But you see, it's proven that 90% of the blog/news website readers are considered lurkers, which means that they do read the content, but do not interact with the writer in any way. The objective of this post is making you believe that being part of the subscribers list (and perhaps being an interactive being towards your favourite bloggers) is something good. Something you should do. Let me show you some of the reasons.
The biggest joy of a blog writer is knowing that (many) people read, and enjoy, his blog's content. If you subscribe to his/her blog, you're making him/her know you appreciate what he writes, and you have an interest in reading more. By subscribing you make sure you don't miss a thing, and that's the spirit us bloggers appreciate.
Being a subscriber does not only make you keep in touch with the writer, but it also motivates the writer to actually write better, and more often. If one sees his subscriber pool rising a lot, he will surely be more motivated to keep bringing fresh content very often. This is unlikely if no one communicates at all, and many blogs end because of this lack of feedback.
Put yourself in the blogger's place. Or just imagine you're providing some sort of interesting information for a quite large pool of people. Wouldn't you be happier with yourself if you knew people enjoyed listening to what you think?
If you didn't subscribe to your favourite blogs yet, try it. It's very useful for you, and by doing it, you make sure the blogs you read stay alive and fresh.
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