What I’ve Learned from Subscriber Swap Saturday

by Kevin on January 20, 2009

The first eight Subscriber Swap Saturday’s (SSS) have gone really well. You can check out the list at the main Subscriber Swap page to view all of the interviews I have conducted and been a part of.

It struck me recently that I had better start learning from these experiments I am running on this blog. SSS is designed to help both blogs get more exposure. Hopefully subscribers from my blog find someone new they had never heard of, and maybe that someone gives them the one tip they were waiting for that changes their financial life. And vise versa.

I’ve learned something from these interviews and publicity on other blogs: I better step my game up. If other quality bloggers are asking their readers to look at my blog and subscribe to me for a week, I better have a good week in store for them.

I’m not sure how successful I have been with this. I’m posting the interviews on Saturday, and Sunday isn’t usually a “huge” posting day for me. Perhaps it should be.

Feedback Wanted

To make sure I am providing the content that you guys and gals are enjoying reading I occasionally ask for feedback. As a general rule feedback is welcome all of the time, but especially now.

So tell me — are you liking these short interviews with other personal finance bloggers? Are you finding blogs that you hadn’t heard of? Or blogs you’ve heard of, but hadn’t really kept tabs on?

In short, is this a worthwhile activity for you?

I hope so. I’ve learned a lot about my fellow bloggers and had some reach out to me that I hadn’t kept tabs on before. It’s been a learning experience for me… but my readers are the most important audience here, not me. So what do you think?


Sam January 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I keep tabs on probably 50 PF blogs, so I already read their other content. I still enjoy the SSS though. I feel like questions better bring out the personality of bloggers which is always interesting. I think you should keep doing them.

As for the Sunday thing, of course I would always like it if you wrote your best work all the time but, do you have the time to do it?

philip January 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

As far as people reading during the next week I cheat and go to their site and read their previous posts and subscribe based on those more than what comes in the next week. I guess I am impatient, but I have been adding them to my RSS as well to test them out for longer periods of time, with a new folder for them.

Several of them I already had so it was not an issue, in those cases the interview was kind of interesting.

Kevin January 21, 2009 at 8:31 am

Thanks for the feedback guys. Philip, stop cheating. 🙂

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