E-mail Tips for Bloggers
E-mail is one of the most important aspects of being a blogger. It’s how you reach out to others, get contacted for potential collaborations and how you respond to feedback. Your e-mail address should be one of the main forms of communication between you and your readers, so it’s important to make the most out of it. You don’t have to follow all of these or agree with me, but these are my tips for e-mailing as a blogger.
Make sure your e-mail address and contact information is easy to find
Don’t bury it at the bottom of the page or hide it in the middle of your “About me” without any underlining or bolding. I suggest putting it on your navigation menu at the top of your page before the content AND on your sidebar as a social media icon, a text link, under a “contact” header or something similar.
Make a separate email address for your blog
When I registered my hosting service I got a free e-mail account (Rachel@lifeunsweetened.com) so I took advantage of that. I have it forwarded to my Gmail so its easier to read( I didn’t like the email clients my host used). This looks better to brands and readers and separates your personal life and emails from the blog ones.
In regards to making a separate email address, steer away from Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or other similar services. Make a Gmail account of your blog name or take advantage of your host’s email service if you have one (since you’re already paying for it!) A lot of brands, companies and people in general associate those websites with spam and can come off as unprofessional (I didn’t make the rules, but a lot of people feel this way).
Always fill out your email when leaving comments
This way, if I need to respond to a question you asked in your comment, I can. The same goes for any commenting profiles you use (Disqus, Commentluv, your Google account for blogger blogs, etc). Always include a way for people to contact you, or you’ll miss out on so much. Don’t be a no-reply blogger!
Include a nice signature at the bottom of your emails with your name, blog name and URL
Keep your professional signature and blogger signature separate. I get so many emails regarding my blog that a signature is what helps me remember you and put a face to your name.
What are your email tips for bloggers?
Great tips, Rachel! I have definitely used some of these tips from you 😉
great tips, thanks Rach.
Great tips! I agree that gmail is the best!
Great tips! I know it took me awhile to get the hang of email regarding my blog.
more people need to read this! on point tips 🙂
These are all great tips! Gmail has such a monopoly on e-mails, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I always find myself questioning people who still use hotmail or yahoo or anything else.
same! Gmail is so easy to use, too!
These are all great tips! I hate whenever I can’t find someone’s email because they make it impossible to find.
same- huge pet peeve!
Great tips! Having a signature makes total sense, but was something that I hadn’t thought of. Thanks!
These are all great tips and pretty much what I stick to! Also… I didn’t have my blog email readily available for months. I have gotten a TON more contacts after making it easier to find haha!
there you go- perfect example!
Love these tips! Email is SO important as a blogger, you are right.
Thanks for sharing these tips. I definitely make notes for things I need to do.
These are really great tips! You made me realize that I don’t have my email address on my homepage. I probably need to change that!
Great tips, doll! A savvy blogger is a successful blogger.
Hope you have a great weekend! Love your blog by the way- such a clean and fresh look + feel. 🙂
thank you so much Ashley- means a lot!
Great tips! 🙂 I should’ve registered for an email with my host but I’m too stuck with gmail. At least it is a blog gmail.
Gmail is great- and if it’s your blog name, it’s even better!
Great tips! It’s almost a whole separate topic entirely, but etiquette goes a long way, too. It’s surprising just how many people forget to say “please” and “thank you” when asking for a favor or someone’s time. People will be much more willing to help or work with you if you use those three simple words!
So true! I should save that for another post 🙂
Great tips! I think maintaining professionalism in the way you write emails, and also replying in a timely manner are great tips as well!
That’s so true-I could write a whole post on that alone!
Thanks for the tips! I’m thinking about doing another mini-redesign and I definitely want to put better contact info front and center. Thanks for the reminder!
Awesome tips! I have a separate email for my blog, but I’ve been avoiding it because I love Gmail so much. I don’t know why forwarding my blog’s email to my Gmail never crossed my mind. Definitely doing this!
You should- I love Gmail and it’ so easy to do!