Don't Be Afraid to Ask: If Your Followers Care About You, They WILL Help.
Hi WA fam,
Just another quick post, to encourage you not only help people but if anything ask them to help you too.
Some of you may have read my previous post "Remember: You're In the Business of Helping", where I shared how I suddenly got a lot of (awesome) organic comments within a week.
Well, I keep getting organic comments every once in a while.
Recently I got a great comment that touched on something I don't have a lot of knowledge on... hockey photography.
Like there are a LOT of nuances there and I'm always careful with this topic. Everything I do, I try my best to provide GOOD advice.
I mean, trust is important.
What did I do?
I took the time to do my research, ask questions in forums and actually reached out to profesisonal hockey photographers to make sure my advice is right.
All of this took me about a week and so I decided to email the person directly from my personal email to let him know that my answer to his question is up, WITH the quoted tips from an actual person who specializes in hockey photography.
Here's what he emailed back:
(Let me know if you can read the screenshot. By the way, I've no idea why click on the images leads to my other post, even though I didn't link the image).
First of all:
I was pleasantly surprised that both him and his wife follow my websites and actually read other articles, not just the one they landed on when they did a search on Google.
Definitely awesome to hear that!
Second of all:
I learned that if we kindly ask our followers to helps us, they will likely do that (and probably with pleasure lol).
What did I ask him?
As you can see he wrote an actual email. So, I kindly asked him to copy his feedback and paste it to our comment thread on the website itself.
I explained that it'll help my website rank better in Google because there's engagement plus it'll help other website visitors who may have the same question he had.
Because I saw that he actually likes my content/site, I felt like it'd be OK asking for a small favour, and he was totally fine to do it.
So, that's the lesson I wanted to share with you today :)
And as usual I finish my post with this motivational pic.
Dig your way to success!