Respect should be the rock on which your every online relationship should stand. Everyone starts with a small pebble and builds it up to a boulder. Here are some 7 ways on how to gain respect of your peers.
Project a positive attitude.
The way you deal with your readers, clients and your peers will be reflected on your blog. When you write about positive things, people will see that you believe in yourself and your abilities. Manifesting positive attitude will inspire and motivate others. In return, you’ll gain their respect.
Never mislead your readers. Be transparent with everything you write. Remember that writing about the truth is the easiest topic to tackle. Trust and respect always go hand in hand. You must gain their trust first before you earn their respect.
Make your readers feel appreciated.
Be courteous when you correspond with your readers. You should make them feel at home while they’re reading your blog. At anytime, you must not ignore their queries or suggestions. When they praise you for something, a simple thank you will mean a lot to them. That gesture will be embedded in their minds and hearts forever.
Give them the royal treatment.
As stated above, never ignore your readers. Listen to what they have to say. Good or bad, their opinions do matter. If they ask for something, do anything in your powers to give it to them. Exemptions to this rule would be the sun, the stars and your job.
Sometimes, your readers will ask email you about certain concerns or they might ask for your business number. Make yourself available for requests like these. Reply as soon as you can. Your clients will respect you when you’re there when they need you.
Your site is your mirror.
Your web site must look professional and businesslike. Maintain a website that is easy to navigate as well. Your web site will reflect your business’ image. This will be what your readers will see you as.
Remember the Golden Rule.
If you’re respectful towards your fellow bloggers, they’ll treat you with the same respect as well. Respect everyone even your competitors. A healthy competition is better than slugging it out with them.
With this simple guide, hopefully you’ll earn enough respect in the blogosphere. So don’t you just sit there, rock out your blog today.