My mom just found out about okdork.com. She saw me writing pieces while we were on the plane to San Francisco last night.
Do any other online diarist/bloggers/journalists have their parents reading their sites? Does that make you change or censor some of the things you would write about?
Regardless, the point of this article is about converting one at a time. Every subscriber on bloglines or daily reader is REALLY important to me. I know I don’t say it enough but I careâ˜º I explained to her what I write about and the websites name and now she will be checking daily. Not sure if this makes sense but to me if I can get 1 person to use my service that is an easy sell, I will do it.
Pete from pc4media highlighted how to get rid of people you don’t want but converting someone who may want your product is an immensely powerful marketing tactic. Now you have a friend for life.
The same goes for Facebook. I have met people on the streets or at socials who went to some school, graduated and don’t have a valid email address anymore. I imagine some people wouldn’t do anything but I get their information and set them up with an account from their alma mater the next day. This is partially about a good consumer experience and more importantly I feel that since I have taken my time to go through Facebook with that person they will take more time to be involved with the service.
I know one at a time doesn’t scale but my assumption is these new followers will at least advocate the goodwill you shared with them if not talk about your product if they like it.
PS. My mom thought this article was funny. Hi mom!!!