As regular visitors to both of my blogs know, I am a huge proponent of leaving information-packed, compelling comments on other people’s blogs, as a way of marketing your own expertise. As I have written before (here and here, for example), my comments have brought lots of recognition to my medical advocacy blog, www.HonestMedicine.com, including:
• Winning an award from the wonderful folks at Health Central
• Being quoted in an article that was syndicated nationwide. (Only the abstract of the article itself may be found on the Chicago Tribune website -- see previous link). But, a few examples of how the article appeared in syndication are here, here and here.)
Recently, a comment I left on the Wall Street Journal's small business blog, Independent Street, brought a wonderful, very new kind of response! Brent Leary, the business consultant who was featured in the WSJ posting, titled "What's Your Google Quotient?," gave my comment (and me –- and by extension, my blogs) special recognition in two places:
• In an article Brent wrote ("Win Friends and Influence People, Version 2.0") for BlackEnterprise.com
But, for me, this is the truly exciting part:
• Brent showcased my comment in his regular radio show, “Technology for Business Sake,” a weekly radio program heard on 1160am in Atlanta, as well as on BusinessTechnologyRadio.com.
First, you may read Brent’s article (the link is above), in which he wrote that my comment exemplified Dale Carnegie’s maxim, "Make The Other Person Feel Important and Do It Sincerely":
Here is what Brent wrote about my comment:
"I was recently featured in a short post on The Wall Street Journal’s blog where I talked about a few ways to raise your "Google Quotient." It was nice to have my opinions featured like that, but the real pleasure for me was provided by Julia Schopick. I had never met, e-mailed, or spoken with Julia, but that didn’t stop her from thanking the WSJ folks for writing about me. Apparently after reading that post she Googled my name, found my blog, and learned of a service I wrote about that helped her provide better service to her clients. She didn’t have to do that as I am a complete stranger to her, but her doing so really made me feel great. And I let her know so by leaving a comment on her blog."
I was SO touched!
And here is what Brent said about my comment on his radio show. (Brent, I hope you won’t mind that I edited your very kind comment about me from the larger audio file! But I do encourage people to listen to your entire show online at the above link.)
Thanks, Brent, for taking the beauty of leaving blog comments to a new – Web 2.0 level!
♣ To learn more about Web 2.0, read this article by Tim O’Reilly, the person who coined the phrase in 2005.
♣ Other Articles About Leaving Comments on Other People’s Blogs:
♣ Brent's Company Website: CRM-Essentials.com