So, I’ll admit it, I love advice columnists. Dear Prudence, Ask Amy, Tell Me About It. In a way, letters to advice columnists are the original social media – it’s a conversation back and forth, in a public forum.
You are always looking for ways to raise your profile online. Genuine, thoughtful interactions with your customers or community are one of the best ways to do it. The Chicago Tribune goes a step further than the ubiquitous Twitter and Facebook icons with the Sharelines plugin for the Ask Amy columns on their site. This plugin features a great quote or two from the Ask Amy article that enables a reader to easily share it, and facilitates further discussion of Amy’s awesome advice.
What are some other ways you can nudge your visitors to interact with you in difference forums? And, do you have any other advice columnists you’d recommend?