Share Your Thoughts
What can they do to reach you? To inspire you? Do you prefer bulletins, comments, interesting blogs, status updates? Will you ever donate through a fundraising [effort] on MySpace, or just their website? Do want to watch a video by a nonprofit? A slideshow?
Seriously … this information is super important. Please share your thoughts … point them in the right direction! THANKS.
Response: First of all, I find this a wonderful initiative, so congratulations for the idea. Myspace … is indeed a large community and I think it will bring [attention to the question].
To reach or inspire people I think you should bring … attention [to] the fact [that] all is real, I mean that this is not just a simple website, you have to make the difference and convince the [people] who see this that [it’s] real … I guess it is about credibility.
The impact [for] me, for example, will be an interesting bulletin, a blog, a video — it is important to find something innovative … something new and able to make [people] pay attention.
Response: There are certain invisible rules here, if you want to get attention. I have a friend, who spends 16 hours a day in MySpace for earth-causes. She has more than 30,000 friends, yet when she writes a blog she gets [fewer] comments than I with [fewer] than 300 friends. This is because I know and apply those rules.
Bulletins are a bad way to reach people’s attention. I get in a single day up to 100, I rarely read them at all and never have time to repost. I am a blog reader and writer, I have to read every day about 50 blogs, mostly written by my friends. There is little time for anything else …
[Editor’s Note: While we won’t repost the entire thing, the blog on blogging that was mentioned in the second response suggests two basic tenets: 1. that blogs, not bulletins, are the way to go when it comes to sharing non-breaking news and thoughts, and that bulletins should be contained to no more than one a day; and 2. that the way to get people to read your blog is to read and comment on a wide range of other people’s blogs.]