Be Subtle, Not Spammy
Ultimately, it’s important to be mindful of how you’re approaching your readers and visitors when asking them to join your mailing list, or to follow you on Twitter, or to like you on Facebook.
None of us want to feel that we’re just another “follower” or “subscriber” or “Facebook fan.” To encourage organic engagement, the key is to be super subtle, not spammy.
Without the popups and ‘like me’ boxes, readers will have an opportunity to spend more time on your blog, reading your content and leaving comments.
And in the end, if your social media icons and subscription/like boxes are appealing and visible, some readers may even subscribe to your blog and/or follow you on social media.
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