I’ve tried numerous times to reach out to a few regional business and venture capital bloggers. Just introductions, comments, etc..and in some cases have never received a response.
As a blogger, I feel like I’m hanging a sign that says, "Hi there, if you join the conversation with me (after all not that many really do), I’m going to reciprocate…or at least say "Roger that. 10-4. Over and out".
I’m not needy and don’t take it personally (wiping the tears away), just curious to see what the impression is out there. I can see that an uber blog receiving 100 comments a day may not respond to a folksy "hello" email. But honestly, I do get responses from nearly every A-List blogger I’ve ever emailed. I’ve even gotten a voice mail from Seth Godin in response to a comment I made.
When regional bloggers don’t seem to have time to say hello and make a connection on related topics after multiple attempts, it just makes you think about the purpose of a blog anyway.