COMMENTARY DILEMMA: PART II_ TRYING TO CONNECT WITH MY FOLLOWERS
Who Are My Followers
I have tried to get a profile of my followers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help!
When I first started my blog, I decided to write about all the experiences I encountered. From adventurous survival tactics, budgeting money techniques, buying and fixing up a home on the cheap, living the country lifestyle, cooking meals I like, to the ongoing process of building my website.
Now I have published 2 amazing novels: FATE STALKS A HERO I: RESURGENCE and the sequel, FATE STALKS A HERO II:THE FIJI FULCRUM. I would like my current followers and those new to my website to take advantage of Amazon’s LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK feature and not only leave a comment on this website, but also on my sales page on Amazon in the review section located there. I will follow up this blog with more info in an upcoming post called MY FIRST NOVEL UPDATE AND THE AMAZING SEQUEL where I will give more details.
To date, I have had well over 25,000 commentaries from readers and approved over 11,000 of them. As I stated in COMMENTARY DILEMMA:PART I, You, the reader, give very little feedback in the way of arguments, disagreements, or experiences with similar endeavors. I do get specific inquiries from some bloggers looking for tips on starting or running their own website, but those questions are already answered in my blogs.
What I Am Still Seriously Looking For
I am always open to controversy. If you don’t like something I have said, tell me. But also tell me why. If you have a better way or a unique idea on how to save money, or something else, tell me and I may use your comment in a future blog if it is well thought out and presented properly.
Since my primary focus is to help people understand all the experiences I have gone through and help you apply that knowledge to your own efforts, I need help from you, my followers and first time visitors. I need your applicable input.
If you have been able to benefit from my articles in BUILDING MY WEBSITE to help formulate, or improve, a unique blog of your own, tell me something I can include in a future posting and I can even provide a link back to your own website for my viewers to connect with you. If MY LEARNING TO WRITE FILES help you write better, inspire you to create your first novel, or guide you through my Kindle Direct Publishing experience, help me out by jotting down your issues so we can both upgrade our abilities to navigate the minefields out there that impede our progress.
Can’t afford to buy or fix up your home? There are a lot of ways to solve that problem. I don’t have all the answers, but I can research the solutions as well as anybody. I have been a contractor all my life and know solutions to problems most people have never heard of. But you have to ask so that I can help.
If you have a unique way to budget or save money, please tell me. Since the first step in making or having more money is spending it constructively, I can’t think of all the possibilities by myself. You people out there can help. I can reference your name, if you want, and the value of your contribution in an upcoming blog.
If you disagree with a particular blog, tell me so, but also tell me why. You want a private reply? Give me a real email address so I can respond and not get the dreaded “Failure To Send” notice back.
Please have valid suggestions on how I can improve my website, then tell me. If you tell me that you are experiencing problems loading my site on Explorer, I may check the problem. But I would rather have you offer a solution. That way others who have the same problem can see the answer.
If you are writing your first novel in the Microsoft WORD processing program, and you are having trouble learning how to use all the different tools needed to create a “Publish Ready” document, then tap into the extensive knowledge bank I have formulated for myself and ask questions (My next book). For those of you who are starting your own website, then ask me questions specific to the problems you face and let me see if I can provide you a suitable answer.
Are trying to buy a house at a really affordable price? You can let me know what you are looking for or what price range you can afford. If you want to know more about special programs or getting through a unique problem, please ask.
If you are fixing up a run down home yourself, I can help. Having specific issues with flooring, drywall, cabinetry, electric, plumbing, windows and doors? Tell me about it or ask a question. If I don’t have an answer maybe one of my readers does.
Tips For Commentaries
Here are suggestions on leaving a better comment:
- Identify the particular item in a blog that captures your interest
- Tell me what you like or don’t like about that specific item
- Make a suggestion for a blog that you want to see
- Don’t be afraid to speak your mind
- Make legitimate website improvement suggestions
- Offer to write a guest blog in exchange for one of mine
- Write legible comments and avoid numerous grammatical errors. Don’t cut and paste generic replies
- Know that I try to avoid poorly written comments by not pre-approving them and hit the trash button
- Use Google Translate if you need a clear English statement for a foreign language
- Please Don’t use profanity or it will not get approved
- Lewd or Porn-Style commentaries will also get axed
- Don’t promote your own website in the actual comment
- Don’t try to send SPAM and force me to delete it
I continue to look for engagement and interaction from my readers. I welcome controversy and interesting feedback. If I am boring you, tell me. I may find it hard to be consistent with interesting topic matter and need a kick in the pants to ramp it up a bit.
You are the reader in control. If I have no one following me, I am writing to myself. If you let me know what you want and comment accordingly, you can help me write a meaningful article and all the readers can benefit in the long run.
I am requesting that my readers click on the links provided and download a sample read of each book and give a review on Amazon. You will have free access to the first four chapters of each book. My hope is that you will like the story lines enough to obtain either an eBook version or a paperback copy that you can put on your bookshelf as a masterpiece when you are done. FATE STALKS A HERO I: RESURGENCE, FATE STALKS A HERO II:THE FIJI FULCRUM, and THE SAGA OF HERACLES PENOIT. I will be giving excerpts on these works in upcoming blogs to familiarize you the reader with exciting details about the contents of each one. Thank you!