Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Audience Interaction

First of all, thank you to the readers/listeners who have been keeping in touch with us over the past few weeks. It's been nice to hear from you, especially in the midst of our chaotic lives.

For many people who try to put together a platform of any kind, whether it's social media, a blog, or a podcast, the most elusive element is interaction with the audience. As bloggers/podcasters, we're putting out content and then hoping people get a chance to consume it in one way or another. The key, I've heard, is to make sure you always respond to people who interact with you. That's not always easy because we have several methods available for response.

That's not to say that we don't WANT to interact. We want to hear from you, especially on this blog. And when we can, at least one of us will TRY to respond to comments. Because it's awesome to discuss blog topics! But what we want to encourage all of you to do is interact with each other. In the comments on the blog, talk back and forth about stuff. We don't generally "administer" the comments (at least not on the newest posts), and we'll only step in to delete/block comments if they get mean and/or disrespectful. We'll jump into discussions when we can to stay involved, and we try to do the same on Twitter and Facebook, too.

But the best way to get in touch with us is through our contact form. It may take a few days or a few weeks, but for the foreseeable future, we'll try to respond to each email we get. There may be exceptions (like mean, hateful, or disrespectful messages), but as long as you're not giving a review (because we don't respond to reviews: it's a general rule to let the reviewer maintain their opinion without us trying to change it), we'd love to talk. Even if you don't necessarily like what we do.

Long story short, we love sharing this podcast/blog with all of our listeners/readers. And getting to talk with people about something that we love is fun for us. So drop us a line, say hello. And talk with each other in the comments section below.

EDIT: This post is here to encourage everyone to interact in any way they feel comfortable, but also to emphasize that the best way to hear back from us is to send emails. We'll try to respond to comments and Twitter and Facebook, too. Email's just the most likely way for us to interact. Thanks!

Giles is a blogger, podcaster, and writer. He's currently listening to classic rock, writing a sci-fi novel heavily inspired by his favorite TV show, and enjoying amazing food and beer.

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