Hello all South African bloggers. I have a favour to ask of you. I would like to collect a list of all your email addresses. Not so that I can spam you with naked pictures of myself, well not a LOT anyway, but because I want to set up some kind of SA blogging network where we can reach the locals.
As you know, blogging
is still pretty much in its infancy here and I think we could do some pretty
cool stuff if we network together. Part
of my intention is self-serving. For
example, as part of my book launch I would like to have a virtual book tour,
like they do overseas. Because it is a
bit of a girl’s book, I am sure many of you would not be interested, but there
might be some of you who would be. Get a
free book (mine) and then
tell other people to buy it so that I can retire
review it on your blog.
Then, an ex-colleague of mine has launched a really cool local IT product that I think people will love here. I would like to tell you all about it and see whether you would be interested in blogging about it. There might be other people who have similar type of local interest things who would want to reach the local market.
If we had an email list we could send out requests to the group and people could choose whether or not they wanted to participate in virtual launches or tours. I am big on ‘local is lekker’ and I really think this would be a cool way of supporting local initiatives and each other.
I see that some of you have long local blog link lists on your blogs, but short of clicking on every link and trying to find the email addresses, I am not sure how to contact everyone. I tried yesterday and it took me 30 minutes to try and find two email addresses.
I really don’t think it will be spammy, and you could always have the option of opting out / ignoring / deleting etc.
If you are keen, please would you email me your email address and blog address and I would be very very grateful if you could pass this on to the other local bloggers out there, or perhaps post something on your blog about it. If people are willing, we could share that email list among ourselves. Or not.
What do you think?