Let’s say that you have read an article in your local newspaper, or weekly or monthly magazine, or its online equivalent, and you feel compelled to write a blog post about it in response. Go for it! Just don’t be afraid to let the author of the piece know about it, via email, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media. You might be surprised by what happens as they just might respond back.
Also, if a blogger, reporter, or the subject of a piece you have written, responds to your piece, either because they encountered it on their own, or because you sent them a heads-up, don’t be hesitant to respond back.
(This post originally written on 4/7/13 - See introduction)
On these pages you will encounter prime examples of what I mean by this:
You never know what will happen as a result of these social media interactions.
As an example, I’ve written essays in response to a post on a new Houston Chronicle blog, and an essay in the Houston Chronicle newspaper, then alerted the writers via email and Twitter, even alerting the main newspaper Twitter account, as well. Part of 1 essay was directly related to pet blogging.
I will provide an update if I get any responses.
****UPDATE 10pm – 4/10/13****
Lisa Gray “Favorites” my response to her “Pure” essay on Twitter a few hours ago.
I sent her a thank you tweet for her kindness.
NOTE -- 6/16/14: Photo is a 2014 shot added to this edition of the post.