I had a frustrating morning. I was working at my “day job” and needed to contact a bunch of bloggers. The problem is a couple of them had no contact info on their blogs. No “about” page, no email adress, nothing making it easy for me to get in touch with them. This is a big mistake.
I asked a couple of bloggers why they didn’t have contact info on their blogs. Both told me they didn’t want spam. They also said they don’t want the hassle of email to deal with. As someone who gets tons of email daily, I can sort of relate, but I also enjoy reading mail from the members of my community. How do I know what’s on their minds or what I’m doing wrong or right?
Without contact information no one can ask you about advertising on your blog, invite you to guest blog or speak at a conference, interview you for a blog post or offer you a job.
As someone who needs to contact bloggers on a regular basis, I can’t tell you how frustrating it is not to find contact information on a blog. Your readers and others should know how to contact you if they need you. I’ve been blogging for several years now and I can tell you that most of my mail isn’t spam. If I didn’t provide contact info I would have missed out on so many opportunities. Don’t you miss out, let people know where to find you!