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How do you help a clueless Stumbleupon user who’s also your friend? Let us try by writing her a letter. Here goes -
Hi, how are you today? Do you have something for me to review today?
Yesterday, you have plied me with 10 posts – all pages coming from your own blog. And they are all about Lindsay Lohan, Sharon Stone, and other Hollywood female stars in their fantastic gowns.
I have nothing against celebrities and high fashion and expensive accessories for women. But my brain is not hardwired for this stuff. Well, maybe, if you come across some actors who can write then maybe I’d give your blog some serious thoughts.
Personal relationships still rule
If I were you, I’d get to know first the people you send your pages to for review. For example, you’ve not been to my blog to read what I write about. You could have sent me little notes under the door. I’m even up for a longish email if you want to take the scenic route.
You did not.
It’s not all about promotion, you see. Don’t you get tired hawking your wares? The weather is fine, can we not talk about that first? Get personal with me. Nothing’s wrong with that.
I’d be the first to put in a good word about you if I only know you well. Marvelous things can happen if I feel a personal connection with you. Trust me on this.
The key to getting a good StumbleUpon review
True, I have written glowing reviews about nearly everything. Well, here’s the thing, 90% of those stuff were not solicited. I wrote those raves without anybody prompting me to. I have received other pages asking for a thumbs up or a review. Guess what. This is fine with me. I don’t scrimp on giving a post a good send off.
The difference is this: my other friends do send me only their best posts. Occasionally. That’s the magic word: occasionally.
The good news
I’m sure you will notice this. I have simply gone through the pages you’ve sent me. I could have thumbed them down, wrote something nasty to belittle your taste. But I did not. I want to give you another chance. I want to play it nice.
This also means you’re still on my roster of friends in StumbleUpon today.
I can’t promise what will happen tomorrow. If you persist to be pushy then I simply have to gently nudge you off the cliff.
Over to you, guys. Do you have a similar experience in StumbleUpon or in another social media?
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