If you don’t get a lot of email right now, you will someday.
That might sound negative, but I'm predicting your future success. 🙂
Here's how it'll work: Your blog will continue to grow, and as your blog continues to grow so will the number of people you impact, and the more people you impact the more people will email you.
It’s a good problem to have, but it’s a problem nonetheless.
But it's possible for emails to be a pleasure, not a pain, and to be helpful, not hurtful. You just need to make sure that you approach email with a purpose, and that purpose should be to help you grow your blog.
There are two general types of emails:
- I want to say hi.
- I need some help.
The first type of email gives you a chance to connect with one of your readers. If you can, you should try and respond to these emails. Showing someone you heard what they said (and that you genuinely care) can go a long way.
The second type of email comes from someone that has a problem. The primary goal for this emailer is to solve their problem, not necessarily to connect or say hi.
These emails, the “I need some help emails,” are the type of emails I’d like to talk about in this post.