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)