Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to win friends and influence people ... blogging style

Blogging for me is about two things:

1. making friends. (non.bloggers find this amazing, but yes, blogging leads to real, genuine, fun, caring friendships)

2. having influence. I write my stories and lessons for my daughters and any other women who want to learn from my almost 60 years on terra firma. (guys welcome, too)

Today, I want to show you one easy way to expand both your blogging relationships and your influence. It is easy ... but I still needed help from my sweet friend, Suzanne, at the gorgeous blog Privet and Holly.

When I was a new blogger, she wrote me and asked me if I would enable my e.mail setting on blogger, so that it would be easy to keep in touch. When I wrote her back that I did not know how to do that ... she took the time to send me specific instructions. 

I have exchanged e.mails with Suzanne and now many other blogging friends. This easy change has strengthened friendships.

Suzanne is here to help you make this change, too. I followed her directions and it worked. But if I told you ... not so much. Pop over and visit Suzanne and her easy directions. Thanks, Suzanne. 


7/29 Tonight as I am watching Olympic swimming, my blogging friend, Ann, is hosting a Gold Medal blogging tips event. I am happy to share this post with you.



  1. Agree, agree....when I can just email back it brings the blogging world in closer

    Yes, blogging for my family and as a record, but then watching God touch me and others through the blog land

    Good post

  2. yeS!! I wish everyone would do this! i've had so many sweet comments that i can't reply to because their email isn't connected to they user name. boo :( thanks for the reminder!

  3. I'm thrilled to have met you! There is soooo much about blogging that I don't know how to do. But I plug on =)

    Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

  4. yes, agree...i have the e-mail thingy and it invites extra comments that are more personal in nature.

  5. I LOVE Suzanne! she is encouraging, sweet and an amazing writer.
    how are you? been busy I see on FB:) hope your summer is going well. How is the prep going for the talk?

  6. Thanks Glenda, I'm not sure if I'm doing this either, I'm a bit of a tech moron! But I'm checking out Suzanne's site! I love all the friends I've made through blogging, including YOU!

  7. Wow, how fun to
    see that those
    directions may
    still help strengthen
    more friendships!!

    Thanks for the
    shout-out, and
    more importantly,
    for your friendship!

    xo Suzanne

  8. I agree, Glenda. I love how blogging helps me connect with people. It's a little overwhelming to try to "get to know" them all. But it's amazing to see so many women across the internet speaking out to share encouragement and hope.

  9. I always hated to get that "no reply" thing. I hope mine is set correctly right now. Leigh

  10. Wonderful indeed, and so valuable in blogging. We sure want to be able to contact someone or reply back!

  11. The emailing does make it easier to connect and stay in touch.

  12. I adore email and I adore this post. Thank you so much for linking up to our party. You are the best...

  13. Hi Glenda, thanks for joining our linky party! This is such a great tip for everybody. When someone comments on our blog, I like to send a thank-you email as well as return the visit. And I have been so amazed with the friendships I've made through blogging, too.

  14. i was able to meet a fellow blogger in person recently! it was fun and i look forward to seeing her again...
    good post


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