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I have just read Seth Godins post on Name tags and I think some of his thoughts apply equally to blogs

  • if you don’t know someone’s name, you are hesitant to talk to them.
  • if you don’t talk to them, you never get to know them and you both lose. 
  • if you are wearing a name tag, it’s an invitation to start a conversation.

What are you doing on your blog to invite conversation? Does your template contain the equivalent of a name tag? Here are Seths relevant tips …

  • BIG first name
  • positioned in a place where you can see it
  • a piece of information that is an ice breaker.

On my personal blog I have an “about” block in my sidebar, perhaps I should have one here …?

Update: I have added a pic and blurb in my sidebar, what do you think?

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  1. I would take it one step further and ask if you enjoy talking to people behind a curtain? If you don’t, they you may want to think about putting up a couple of personal photos on your site.

  2. I would take it one step further and ask if you enjoy talking to people behind a curtain? If you don’t, they you may want to think about putting up a couple of personal photos on your site.

  3. Interesting way of looking at it!

  4. Interesting way of looking at it!

  5. I also added an about me page.

    I have also been posting stories about me to try and increase reader feedback.

  6. I also added an about me page.

    I have also been posting stories about me to try and increase reader feedback.

  7. That could work but remember to keep the on-topic info up, drift too far into personal posting and you will lose readers

  8. That could work but remember to keep the on-topic info up, drift too far into personal posting and you will lose readers

  9. I think the “about” block on your personal site looks neat. I didn’t even know you had a personal blog, btw. :D

    I think adding a one-liner or something similar to the right side can give your readers an idea what this site is about. Your tagline does a good job already, by the way.

    This gives me an idea to put something similar on my site also. :D Thanks.

  10. I think the “about” block on your personal site looks neat. I didn’t even know you had a personal blog, btw. :D

    I think adding a one-liner or something similar to the right side can give your readers an idea what this site is about. Your tagline does a good job already, by the way.

    This gives me an idea to put something similar on my site also. :D Thanks.

  11. Yeah I think I might put a small thing in this sidebar too

  12. Yeah I think I might put a small thing in this sidebar too

  13. The “about” area is a great idea. It gives the visitor confidence by allowing some form of personal connection. The smile helps.

    There is a lot of blank space above your head. Maybe you could zoom in a bit more?

  14. The “about” area is a great idea. It gives the visitor confidence by allowing some form of personal connection. The smile helps.

    There is a lot of blank space above your head. Maybe you could zoom in a bit more?

  15. Yeah I think I do need to crop it a bit Jim

  16. Yeah I think I do need to crop it a bit Jim