Writing this blog is a labor of love. And while reciprocity is definitely not expected or required, if you did want to show a little Chanukah love – to me or any of your favorite bloggers – here are eight great ways.
#1. Comment on our blogs – Comments are such a huge source of encouragement for bloggers. They let us know that we’re not alone, that we’re blogging to real people, not computer bots. When a post resonates with you, please (continue to) take a second to let your favorite bloggers know.
#2. Like our blogs on Facebook – Did you know that about half of all Kosher on a Budget “traffic” comes from Facebook? I’m sure it’s similar for other bloggers, too. The social networking power of Facebook is awesome – and by liking all your favorite blogs, you get in on that fun! (Pssst… come like KOAB on Facebook if you haven’t already.)
#3. Interact with us on Facebook – Liking your favorite bloggers on Facebook is fabulous – but even better is interacting with us on our Facebook walls. Respond to questions, ask questions of your own, offer support, and “like” our updates. I love our happy little community on the KOAB wall!
#4. Tell your friends about our blogs – When you take the time to tell your ‘real life’ friends about your favorite bloggers, that is the ultimate compliment. I am so grateful for those of you that have talked about KOAB with your friends over the Shabbat table. Your personal recommendations are golden! Thank you – and keep it up!
#5. Subscribe to our blogs – Sometimes life gets busy, and we forget to check in with our favorite bloggers. That’s why subscribing to a daily email update is so great. Once a day, we pop into your email box to say hi.
#6. Tweet with us – If you can condense your quips to 140 characters, Twitter is great for chatting with your favorite bloggers and other readers. Let me also suggest that you check out the #koshercooking hashtag. So much fun!
#7. Invite Me to Speak to Your Community – I am so thankful to those of you that have emailed me to say, “Hey, would you be interested in coming to my community?” My answer is always an enthusiastic YES. I love meeting you in person and teaching you how to shave hundreds of dollars off your grocery budgets.
#8. Keep being YOU! Whether or not you interact on Facebook, subscribe to email, or leave a comment, I am so happy that you are here today, reading Kosher on a Budget. Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with me and my blog.