Just had a read on a blog by a programmer named Binny. He’s starting a new tradition and I like it. From now on, when he subscribes to a blog, he is writing to the owner and letting them know.
He thinks, and I agree, that it would be a nice thing to do, and would have possible advantages like networking, a possible new reader, world peace (coming from that warm, fuzzy feeling you’d get by receiving an email like this), and … who knows what else, since he just started doing it.
You could send a link to your own blog, and if it is in the same field, it could lead to backlinks or guest blogging opportunities or just a great friendship.
Here is his template, and he says everyone is welcome to use it.
I am Binny V A (http://blog.binnyva.com). I wrote this to let you know that I just subscribed to your site. I really enjoyed the [name of an article you really enjoyed] article.
Also, I have a blog in this field – http://lindesk.com/ – check it out.
Thanks – and keep up the good work.
Binny V A
This is a great idea. Let’s all make this a tradition, and make our connections a little more personal.
And another thing about Binny’s blog, he’s got a great computer humor section. You’ve got to read his post titled 30+ Reasons Why All Programmers Are Schizophrenics. I’m pretty sure I’d fit right into this group, and you might, too. Here are just a few of the signs:
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Deterioration of personal hygiene
Does sitting in front of a computer for 15 hours a day count as bizarre behavior? You betcha!
“IE’s ActiveX control ‘XMLHTTP’ and XMLHTTPRequest (W3C Standard) can be used for Ajax Programming“
Social withdrawal, isolation, and reclusiveness
The basic traits of a programmer
Extreme preoccupation with religion or with the occult
Despite what you might be thinking, Emacs *is* a religion.
Excessive writing without meaning
What do you think programming is?
So like I’m going to subscribe to Binny’s blog, and send him an email letting him know how much I like his computer humor and his new tradition. Ha. Ha ha. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Where’s my twinkie?
Thanks for the support. I hope I get mails saying that someone has subscribed to me – that way I can understand first hand how people feel about the email.