Bad Example has a post today about the efficacy of emailing high-traffic blogs with links. He conducted an experiment, emailing a number of the Big Dudes, and tracked the results. His conclusions are interesting; go over and check it out.
Our blog is not high-traffic (we may count as medium-traffic), but we certainly get our share of email. I can’t imagine how the Top Dogs manage to keep up with theirs.
So, if you email us, here’s the scoop:
- We read virtually every email that comes in.
- Of those that are not mass mailings, or from trolls or lunatics, we respond to as many as possible, probably less than 50%. And, as our traffic increases, that percentage is getting lower.
- Whether or not we go to (or use) the link you send depends on (a) how much spare time (ha!) we have, (b) whether it seems on-topic for us, and (c) sheer chance.
- We appreciate all the non-troll mail we get, so don’t give up on us!