Gonna try something new, here at the Remarkablogger Ranch. Every Thursday, I’m going to toss a topic out for you and we’ll discuss it in the comments. Now that we have these nifty commenting systems that allow for replies and even cross-posting to Twitter and Facebook, this will be really cool. Plus, it will really give us a chance to better know each other and my hope is that we’ll all learn a lot from each other, too. I’ll learn just as much as you guys will, I’m sure!
This isn’t anything new; I’m certainly not the first person to do this, but it’s the first time I’ve done it and I think it’s a great way to balance things out here and give you guys more of a voice. Instead of responding to something “educational” I wrote (cough, cough), we can have more of a dialog or a discussion about issues we all face as blog marketers.
Sound good? Right, here we go, then. The first topic is…
Drawing the Free Line
In other words, how much free information do you give away on your blog in hopes of attracting paying customers? Do you think it’s different depending on whether you sell products or services? Are you afraid you’re going to give away so much useful information that your readers will not buy from you? How much “free content” is too much?
I have some thoughts on this, but I want to see what you guys think first, what questions or issues you have. I trust you guys to be civil and courteous to each other like you always are, and I encourage you to reply to each other. To “tawk amongst yaselves.”
All we need is one brave soul to step up to bat and take the first swing…