Many bloggers and podcasters are providing a ton of information available for free on their blogs and podcasts. There is a blog or podcast for nearly every topic.
Has their information helped you in some way? Take a few minutes to thank them and let them know how they have helped or impacted you.
Why thank a blogger or podcaster?
Here are a few reasons to thank the blogger or podcaster:
∇ Thanking the person lets them know what they are doing is worthwhile and making a difference. It also encourages them to keep going.
∇ With the Internet, it’s easy to forget that there is a real person providing the content on the blog or podcast. Your thanks can be used as motivation for them to keep working and producing more content. Pat Flynn mentions the thank-you notes and emails that he has received in Ask Pat #413 around the 7-minute mark. He keeps both email thank-you notes and handwritten.
∇ They sent you something for free. I received an Ask Pat T-shirt when Pat answered a question I submitted. I sent him a thank you note for the shirt and also thanked him for all that I have learned from his website and podcasts.
∇ Has their content been life-changing? Wouldn’t you like to know if your content changed a life for the better? My life changed when I did Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox for the first time in November 2014.
I learned how to cook while following the program as most (maybe all) processed foods are not allowed during the 21 days. I have also learned a tremendous amount of information from her Balanced Bites podcast.
∇ Because you like their stuff. Maybe it’s really funny or unique or informative or some other reason.
How to thank a blogger or podcaster:
∇ Use their affiliate links. When you hear them mention a product you’d like to try out on their podcast take an extra minute to visit their podcast notes first and purchase the item from there. This will give the person a small commission. They are giving you a ton of information for free. This is one way you can repay them and it will not cost you anything other than time to visit their site!
∇ Buy their stuff. When they offer a product or course consider buying it.
∇ Spread the word. This can be done in person or on social media. Tell your friends how much you like the blogger and/or podcaster.
∇ Send a tweet. A tweet will not be as memorable as a thank you note or email but it still counts!
∇ Send a handwritten thank-you note or a thank-you email. Share your success story with them. Let them know about the impact they have had on your life.
Thank you note tips:
- Their mailing address can usually be found at the bottom of their email newsletter. If you can’t find their address, email the note. This may need to be done using a contact form on their website.
- Name a specific blog post, podcast episode, or book that you benefited from to make the note feel less generic.
Thank a blogger or podcaster example thank you notes:
I appreciate all the advice and information on your podcast. I followed the steps in episode [enter # or name of the episode] and the number of people signing up for my email list has increased significantly! Thank you for detailing each step. I love your blog as well!
Dear [Person’s Name],
I loved your blog post about healthy eating on a budget. I have used your tips to save over $50 a month on groceries. I look forward to reading your new posts each Tuesday.
Your blog and podcast have been life-changing. I’ve been able to follow your steps on how to set up and create a podcast. My podcast is starting to take off and gain traction. Thank you for providing detailed, actionable information!
I find your podcast to be very funny and entertaining. I look forward to the new episode each Tuesday. Some days it’s the highlight of my day. I find it more enjoyable than any other show. Keep up the great work!
Which blogger or podcaster will you thank? Make it a priority to spend them a thank-you this week!