How A Simple Thank You Can Transform Your Blog Engagement

How important is it to say “thank you” in blogging? Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Practice thankfulness for others that read your blog or commenting is crucial. Thank you cards take it a step further.  In real life  Thank You’s are of the utmost importance.

It’s part of having good etiquette and the way we interact with others. People love to feel appreciated. A simple thanks show appreciation towards others.

The Value of Thanks

Thanks play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships and enhancing overall well-being. Expressing gratitude not only acknowledges the efforts of others but also cultivates a sense of appreciation and connection.

By acknowledging and thanking those around us, we reinforce positive behavior and create a happier environment. Additionally, gratitude has been linked to improved mental health and increased happiness levels.

Taking the time to say thank you, whether through words or actions, can have a significant impact on both the giver and the recipient.

Overall, the value of thanks lies in its ability to strengthen relationships, boost morale, and promote a culture of positivity and appreciation.

How To Say Thank You To Your Readers & Clients

When December rolls around, it is the time of year when people start to think about Christmas and thank their clients for their loyalty. I remember one year I received a Christmas Card from a fellow blogger in Switzerland, Ashley Faulkes of Mad Lemmings.

I hadn’t received any cards from abroad before. It was really touching that he took the time to send me a holiday card to say thanks for connecting online.

This was at least 9 years ago now and I still remember it. I would pick one or two bloggers to send holiday cards to in the following years. Even the younger bloggers love being thanked today.

However, you don’t need to wait until December comes. You can find many reasons to send thank you cards today. For example on their birthday, anniversary or just because.

My 9 year old granddaughter loves receiving cards in the mail as they have become rare today for the younger generation. I recently sent her blank cards and stamps so she can write back.

Practice Thankfulness With Holiday Gifts For Readers And Clients

Why not take it a step further a send out a few holiday gifts for clients? Years ago many businesses used to send out calendars during December.

It was a way for people to remember them throughout the year. Eventually, the price of printing went up over the years and many businesses stopped sending calendars out.

Recently I found a company that does custom gift cards. I love how brands can put a logo on gift cards. You can really personalize them for your clients, fellow bloggers, team members, or co-workers.

It doesn’t have to be just for the holidays, it can be for birthdays and blog anniversaries!

They also offer holiday thank you cards that are unique. I really like this idea as you can offer them in any denomination. Furthermore, they can be sent anywhere in the world where Visa or MasterCard are accepted.

Personalized Thank You Cards

One of the most personalized cards I’ve ever seen comes from Ilka Flood. She sends these cards out with photos on them.

Recently, she sent an incredible one to me when my dog passed away several months ago. It had pictures of our beloved Hunter all over the card.

She gets these pictures from photos I’ve posted over the years on social media.

personalized thank you cards

Imagine a fellow blogger or client receiving one of these cards from you. They will surely remember who you are years from now.

Similarly, you will feel good acknowledging them. It’s a great way to practice thankfulness today.

How To Stay Thank You On Blog With Special Pages

What got me thinking about thanking readers was the time when I visited a blog post and commented. After I left the comment I wanted to share the post on social networks. But the post instead took me to a thank you page.

Really? Is that really necessary? Consequently, I didn’t have time to go back to the home page and figure out where the post was. It was a frustrating experience because I do like to share posts if I leave a comment on them.

Could the blogger have thanked me in other ways? Or is a thank you on the blog page a good idea?

 5 Other Favorite Ways To Say You Appreciate Them

  1. Giveaways – Have giveaways for your readers on a monthly or seasonal time period. You could give away a product, a PayPal gift card, an eBook, etc.
  2. Comments – You can thank them in your comments and/or you can go comment on their blog.
  3. Share your reader’s posts on various social networks. And share more than one time. Schedule their posts in Agorapulse. Of course, be sure the posts you share are relevant to your niche.
  4. Mention your readers in your future posts. People love to be mentioned on others’ blogs. Why not give them a mention if they are worthy of one in a future post?
  5. Finally, send them something like a gift card or special note. People today will love receiving something in the mail as it is not used often anymore today.

Read How Other Bloggers Do It

Thankfulness Quotes

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.” ~ Alice Walker.

Feeling good about your life, but not expressing a heartfelt ‘thank you,’ is like wrapping a gift for someone and never giving it to them.” ~ Chip Conley

“Thank you for being the reason I smile.” —Anonymous

“Thank you for being an important part of my story.” —Anonymous

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Practicing Thankfulness

Whether it’s for a birthday, a special occasion, or just a random act of kindness, expressing gratitude through a handwritten note shows thoughtfulness and sincerity. The personal touch of a card goes a long way in making the recipient feel valued and appreciated.

Of course for our digital friends also sharing their content is another great way to express your gratitude to them. You can personalize the messages that go along with the share for extra personalization.

All in all, what do you think of that thank you page on blogs? How do you show thanks to others that you do business with online or offline?

I’d love to hear how you like to be thanked by other bloggers or clients in the comments below.

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Lisa Sicard
  • ali hamza says:

    Thank you for sharing this insightful article on blogging! As an aspiring blogger myself, I found your tips and advice to be incredibly helpful and motivating.

    You touched upon some key points that resonate with me. The reminder to stay focused on my niche and target audience is crucial. It’s easy to get carried away and try to cover too many topics, but your emphasis on finding a specific area of expertise and serving a particular audience is spot on. This approach not only helps in building a loyal readership but also establishes credibility and authority in the chosen niche.

    I also appreciate your suggestion to create valuable content consistently. Consistency is key when it comes to blogging, as it helps in maintaining reader engagement and attracting new visitors. Your advice to plan a content calendar and set realistic goals is something I will definitely implement in my blogging journey.

    Furthermore, your emphasis on the importance of building relationships and networking with other bloggers is something I wholeheartedly agree with. Collaboration and engagement within the blogging community can open up new opportunities, foster knowledge sharing, and provide valuable support. It’s inspiring to hear about your personal experiences and the positive outcomes you’ve achieved through networking.

  • Adeel Sami says:

    Hello, Lisa!

    As I am mostly into the blogging now and not working into anything where I can have the clients, but I should only be focusing on the blog comments and the social sharing sites.

    Yes, I am still bad at saying “thank you” many times both on my blog and the social sharing sites.

    But, you’re right. It’s one good habit that can be impacting on the minds of fellow bloggers.

    I know very few (and you’re included as well) who do the “thank you” regularly. It really is the great habit!

    I’ll be most cautious with it from now. 🙂

    Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

    ~ Adeel

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adeel, oh I have seen you giving thanks on the social media sites. I’m sure once you do it all the time it will become a habit. They say it takes a few weeks to form a habit. Just keep on doing it Adeel 🙂
      Thank you for coming by on this one and taking the time to comment. Do have a great new week ahead there.

  • The Gifter says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I feel like ‘share’ and ‘mentions’ works really well via email or social media , or in most case a simple shout out “Thanks you” will do great. This blog post reminded me we should be more careful with how we respond to comments
    But, anyway I should be trying your other methods especially ‘mention’ from now on !

    • Lisa says:

      Hello, oh yes responding to comments and on social media is very important. Mentioning others on social media is another form of a thank you too at times 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend ahead.

  • Sakshi Bhola says:

    Hi Lisa… Such a good post,
    I couldn’t think that someone can write an article on that topic.
    You have very well said. Thank you isn’t just a word but It’s a great sign to show that you care and appreciate something. It shows how genuine you are with your audience.
    It personally feels so good when I get a thank you message from someone.
    I have read many posts of yours and all was so good and informative.
    Looking forward to reading more.:)


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sakshi, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Oh yes, it wasn’t hard to do. I think it is important to say thanks as many people skip over that too often. I really appreciate your coming by and taking the time to comment. Have a great weekend!

  • Maria Tayler says:

    Hey Lisa

    Such amazing post, As a reader, If I find something (like any post) that has a lot of knowledge and that is informative, then I always share with my friends and share on my social handle. Sharing is a great way in order to appreciate the person and their work.
    I truly get so happy if I get a thank you message from anyone and Lisa you always do that, you know how to treat people.
    I always love to share your post and visit your blog B’coz I know your posts are always full of knowledge. Thank you so much for providing such important stuff. 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Aww, that’s so sweet Maria. It does amaze me how some people do not thank others when they share their content around. Some do ignore it 🙁
      I think showing appreciation is very important online and offline alike. It shows we saw what someone did for us, they took a moment out of their day to do something for us. That’s huge in today’s world.
      Thanks so much for coming by Maria and for taking the time to comment on this post. Have a great day and rest of the week!

  • Hi Lisa,
    What a joy to be here again after a gap.
    So sorry to say that I really missed this post.
    Yes. The little word “Thank You” can make such a lot of difference in our own life as well as on others.
    The many different ways you mentioned in this post to express it to others is really worth following.
    I am following some of them and will surely try others too. 🙂
    Hey, I have written a post too in this regard sometime back and on this Thanksgiving day I updated it too. I will surely mention this post in that post shortly.
    Meanwhile I would like to say that your page has been mentioned in my latest post on A2 Hosting review.
    I am glad to say that.
    Keep writing
    Have a great time of interaction ahead
    ~ Phil
    PS: Hey something wrong with the CommentLuv here, please check and fix it.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Phil, Only a week gap 🙂 Every once in a while I need a break. I will have to check your post out. I got a little behind yesterday but I believe you have tweeted it out. Thanks for the mention, I do really appreciate that.
      Oh yes CommentLuv, you must not use the HTTPS when leaving your link. I’ll double check for you.
      Have a great day Phil and enjoy the rest of this week.

    • Lisa says:

      PS Phil, I think you need to reply to this with http: only and NOT https: – commentluv does like the s for some reason. And it can’t be fixed, the developer got sick. 🙁

  • Joy Healey says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I seem to remember that when I used CommenLuv there was an option to use a thank-you page for first-time commenters. Then CommentLuv stopped working for my blog / theme combination, so that’s gone!

    Personally I consider it a thank-you if people share my posts and leave a relevant comment (as opposed to the dreaded “awesome post” one-liner.

    However, to go the extra mile for my favorite bloggers I add them into my Buffer feed. And as my thank you to YOU for this excellent reminder I have added your blog too 🙂

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Joy, What are you using now for your comments? I’m still hanging on here to CommentLuv but know it could be a matter of time before having to switch to something else.
      I love adding others to my buffer RSS feed. I’ll be adding your blog as well.
      Thank you for coming by and commenting on this one Joy. Have a wonderful day and week ahead!

      • Joy Healey says:

        Hi Lisa,

        Well – as of now I’m just using native WordPress commenting, but the theme I use has just released a plugin for commenting. I’ll leave it a little while to let the bugs get ironed out, and then have a try with that.

        Thanks for adding me to your Buffer feed – really appreciate that.

        Have a great week too.

        Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

  • Vishwajeet Kumar says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Awesome post and topic. Saying thanks to your readers and people who share your posts and made comments on your blog is not just a courtesy, Its create a personal bonding among users and bloggers. It create trust and more engagement. I always try to thanks to the people who share my posts and respond to the comments to my blog. I love to doing this. Thanks for sharing these great insights and helpful tips.

    Have a great day 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vishwajeet, oh yes, I love the way you put it there. It’s a bonding among bloggers and users 🙂 I try to always thank them too on social media and of course here on the blog. I have to make a list of a few to send a card too like Ashley had done. That was really neat to receive. Thanks for taking the time to comment here Vishwajeet and have a great new week ahead!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Interesting article.

    I think people often overlook the importance of little things like saying thank you.

    I guess because it’s so easy to say.

    But it’s a little thing that really does mean a lot to people who receive your thanks.

    I like the methods you developed for saying “thank you.”

    It’s really what reciprocation is all about in blogging.

    When you leave a comment on someone’s blog, or share it on your social sites, it’s a very valuable way of saying thank you.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, yes- you are right about the little things getting overlooked today. Everyone is looking for shortcuts and the easy way out. Those that take the time to go out of their way do get noticed now 🙂 Thanks for coming by here on this one Donna and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • James says:


    An interesting and educative piece. From my observation, I think it is not a good idea to be redirected to a thank you page after dropping a is both a waste of time and bandwidth consumption into something that is not profitable, unless if you have an optin email form.

    The best and right approach is to simply reply the commenter with a tank you note. Simple!!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi James, thank you. I haven’t seen them as much as I used to – the thank you pages. I bet you are right about the bandwidth and site speed that has put a stop to them from popping up. I appreciate your coming by on this one. Have a great day ahead!

  • Bishal Biswas says:

    Hi Lisa,

    As you’ve concluded “Thank You” this word is really awe-inspiring, not just it helps in building a friendly relationship with a blogger and fellow readers yet helps to encourage them in their journey.

    Giveaways, is really a great method of “thanking” the readers. Comment makes them joyful and fill them with happiness. Free eBooks, set traffic on-fire. Sharing and mentioning, connect with each other 🙂

    Perhaps, what I’d say is – this article is really, really inspiring not just for me, but for everyone who want to build authority in blogging.

    “Thank You”, Lisa. Have a great weekend ahead.
    – Bishal Biswas

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bishal, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I hope you subscribed so you can get your FREE eBook on (Tweeting Like It’s Second Nature – 2nd edition). Other than that I haven’t done many giveaways. I found it hard with so many from different parts of the world and somethings not available in some countries, etc. But maybe I could get a few more eBooks from other bloggers and do a giveaway of them all. Thanks for your input and have a great rest of the week!

      • Bishal Biswas says:

        Sure Lisa, I’d subscribe your blog. And perhaps, you’re intention is really great of giving few more eBooks free of cost 🙂

  • Ravi Chahar says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I really appreciate that you brought this stuff into light. Actually when anyone thanks other person then it is sign that we sincerely appreciate the action of that particular person. It feels as the person have done something valuable and we are liking it. Thanks represents a good sign.
    The person who did the activity feel overwhelmed and he/she will surely try to connect with us again.

    Thanks for the post. I really like it.


  • Kostas says:

    Hi Lisa, I guess the general thinking is that it is more polite – but I don’t need a thank you for commenting and I would rather stay on page so I can check out another post or maybe share the link on Twitter. I think that a better option is just to put a thank you in your comment section. Something like “Got something to add? I love getting comments so share below. Thanks for taking the time to comment”. Having a thank you page seems a little clunky – most of the time it also gets used as a sales page and that turns me off!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Kostas, I agree that the thank you page is more of a sales page and is a turn off. I like your idea too to say thank you at the end of the post for those that do take the time to comment. Thanks for your input on this one Kostas and have a wonderful weekend. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive!

  • Mainak Halder says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Going through your posts, the title of this post really caught my attention. I think the word “Thank you” is really important in the world of blogging. That’s because since we are not communicating face to face here, we can express our emotions and gratitude through simple words, and these words does effect the mind of the people.

    Here’s a real example. I am quite new as a blogger and last day when I came and commented on your last post for the first time, I got such a nice reply from you that I really appreciate and it touched my heart. And what touched my heart more was that you even followed me on Twitter and I got a great Thank You gift from you. So, you really taught me how we actually should say Thank You to our readers most of the time. 🙂

    I thank my readers with either a comment on their blog or a Tweet or follow or share on Facebook. Sometimes, if a reader has posted something great and really valuable article on his or her blog, I even link back to him or her.

    So, I say a BIG THANK YOU to you for sharing this wonderful post with us. 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mainak, interesting how it can effect the minds of people. I hadn’t thought of it that way too. Glad I could do that 🙂 You are most welcome and glad to see you back. Have a wonderful day Mainak.

  • Mark says:


    You just can’t go too far wrong anytime you employ the two most powerful words in marketing! That being “thank you!”
    And sadly, the two most underutilized words as well!

    Most blog com mentors would probably love to be pleasantly surprised by hearing the words “thank you” especially if they’re coming from a source they really respect and look up to.

    As more of the big name bloggers are doing things like discontinuing comments and unless, you’re part of their big buck paid inner circle crew.

    You probably won’t ever get a personal response from them, when you send an email message.
    So without a doubt, saying “thank you” goes a long way!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mark, I think so too. You can’t go wrong with those 2 words. Even on social media too those words can go a long way. A few big name bloggers do it on social media but you are right many don’t even respond – sadly. Thanks for your input on this one and have a great rest of the weekend!

  • Cole Wiebe says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I also feel that people show their thanks when they respond in kind. I really appreciate a visit to my blog, and make a point of stopping by the blogs of people that comment on mine. A thank you page would do nothing for me. For me it’s like sending someone a thank you card, instead of taking a half hour out of the day to have coffee with them.

    – Cole

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Cole, yes I would agree with you there as long as the niche is related. I love your analogy, excellent point! I’d prefer the 1/2 hour too vs the card. Thanks for coming by Cole and have a great weekend there!

  • Shivkumar says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you page indeed a good option to show the appreciation for reading & commenting on the blog to our readers. But it really an annoying if we face same thank you page again and again for every comment on that blog.

    I like the idea of @Enstine Muki who have mention to have a thank you page for first time visitors. Thanks Enstine

    I would like to add one more point, instead of having thank you page even for first time visitor and embedding link for previous post so that if they want they can visit back the same page and share those page with their reader, we can simply open the thank you page in new tab as soon as the person has commented on our blog post.

    Thank you Lisa for explaining the importance of saying thank you.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shivkumar, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Yes, I agree and it prompted me to write about it. Enstine had a great idea with that one. That’s a great idea too – another tab! Excellent thought, thanks for adding to this discussion with that one Shivkumar. You are welcome and have a wonderful day – hope to see you back again soon.

  • Chery Schmidt says:

    Good Morning Lisa and Thanks for the wonderful reply! I love how you put your commenters are like visitors coming to your home, what a great way to look at it. 🙂 And Yes as for Kingged I love what Kinsley has done, I was so shocked when I was paid the first time and even more shocked to see that I was paid while I was on vacation last week.

    I guess I didn’t even realize that my comments were adding up as I was replying to my comments there.. LOL

    I do love what you are doing here with your blog, Thanks again for the wonderful reply, Have a Blessed Day!! Chery :))

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Chery, you are welcome. I just got my first $5 this week from them. Amazing what they are doing there and how it is turning out to be a great community as well. Thanks Chery and have a blessed day too.

  • Chery Schmidt says:

    Hello Lisa, Wow this was a great post, I do have a Thank You Page set up for my first time commenter’s and I guess I never really gave much thought about it leaving the page before they get a chance to share, But on the other hand I think it is a good thing to thank those people and let them know that I appreciate their visit and comment.

    I always thank everyone who leaves a comment and feel that this is necessary to build relationships with those who are visiting and commenting on your blog..

    Thanks for sharing Chery :))

    P.S. I did end up on your blog today Via Kingged where I also shared and kingged this post

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Cheryl, thank you. I don’t mind the thank you page for the first time commenters, it’s the ones that are there for each and every post that get annoying. I would agree, anytime someone comes by to comment it’s like having a visitor to your home where you would offer a drink and food, right? Kingged is great, isn’t it? Just got my first payout from the comment content, sweet! Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Hope to see you again Cheryl and have a great day.

  • Adrian Jock says:

    Hi Lisa,

    If I may… I would say that your approach is somehow wrong. Let me explain my point…

    Let’s face it, the main purpose of using a thank you page is NOT that thank you 😉 A reply to the original comment will do that job and I guess that most of the commenters appreciate a personal thank you more than an automatic one. Do you think that the bloggers who use thank you pages don’t know it? I guess they know it very well…

    The truth is that a thank you page is not a thank you, but yet another try to get the commenter on blogger’s mailing list. That’s it. Whether you or I like the thank you pages from a commenter’s perspective… well, that’s another story 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Adrian, I like your point. It’s more about getting on their mailing list than about being thanked. I did not look at it that way. But you make a really good point! Thanks for coming by and for your view on this. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive and have a great rest of your week.

      • Adrian Jock says:

        Hi Lisa,

        Believe it or not, I don’t post comments and tips for the sake of killing my time. Therefore… I was wondering why my links were removed from my previous comment…

        Do I look like a spammer? A spammer whom you thanked for the retweets of some of your posts… nice! 😉

        I’ve seen that some bloggers remove the links from first time commenters’ comments. That’s a “great” (read bad!) idea for bloggers who don’t know to handle spam. I always “liked” (sarcasm) such policy. When you don’t know how to handle the bad guys, punish the honest people. Superb! That’s how the politicians treat us. Why not copying all the bad things from them, right?

        Of course, it’s your blog and you can do whatever you want – including offering first time commenters an incentive for NOT coming back again.

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Adrian, I have a 3 comment policy before allowing links. It’s set up via CommentLuv automatically so I don’t pick and choose along the way. I’m sorry you feel that way, you are just 1 comment away from having the links. It’s a way to reward those that are regular visitors. I know I get upset when I see offers for wireless or cable for new users only, what about those that keep using the service, why do they pay more? Just different thoughts – thanks for your feedback, I do appreciate it and your time for doing it – I know our time is priceless.

          • Adrian Jock says:

            OK, one last comment. I removed myself the links. I don’t need them anymore from this blog.

            Your comparison doesn’t make sense. The more comments your regular commenters post, the more backlinks they get. That’s their advantage in comparison with a one-time commenter.

            It seems that you didn’t understand that blogging has to be a win-win case. When I post my thoughts and YOU remove my links (even if it’s done automatically, it’s still YOU the one who choose such settings), that’s not a win-win case. When you want to be the only one who gets something, you lose on long term.

            Good luck!

  • Mayura says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Interesting topic which I think bloggers should think again! 💡

    I’m sure those who had Thank You page had good intentions 🙂 There’s no doubt about that. But you were right. Redirecting to Thank You page and coming back to share is kinda confusing. Yet I’ve gone that far and shared. Glad my favorite blogs don’t have that option (Not a single blog) else I would have to do that every week.

    I believe the alternative would be having a back button or something. Guess it should be conveyed to developers who offer such plugins. But the best workaround is to avoid that page and be grateful in creative ways. You already mentioned alternatives and just a simple thank you at the end of the post is enough. Well, everyone has different ways of coping. Isn’t it?

    Let’s hope those who had Thank You pages take suggestions into account and implement, Lisa 🙂

    You have a lovely weekend and hope your mom is doing fine dear!


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mayura, yes a back button. Enstine left a code in comments about using one. That would be a good idea if one felt they must have a thank you page. You are lucky not to come across one. There are a couple I visit that have them – makes me hesitate to visit unless the headine is really something I must read now. Who has time to go back and try to find it to share it? So I either comment or share, but not both in those instances. 24 hours in a day go by way too fast for me! Mom has been doing pretty good past week, thanks for mention. We are expecting a bit of rain this weekend, has it warmed up in your part of the world? Thanks for coming by and for your input Mayura.

  • Jesse says:

    Hi Lisa! Thank YOU for always sharing my posts via Triberr/Twitter, I really appreciate it!

    Personally, I think honorary mentions and interviews are a great way to thank people. I put together a post awhile back that featured 40 people, most of whom I had prior connections with. As a form of thank you for either letting me contribute to their site or helping me expand my network, this post was a sort of “grand” act of thanks, while doubling as a great social media resource.

    On another note, I need to spend more time here! I’m starting to reach out to more bloggers in social media circles so you can expect me to drop by more often 🙂 Have a great weekend Lisa!

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Jesse, you always have really good stuff as I don’t share everyone’s posts on Triberr. That’s a great way to show appreciation Jesse. I’ve done a few like that at the end of the year – best posts of 2013, etc. But they do have to include good info and not just as a form of a thank you. As long as it’s real and relevant – it is a great thing. Look forward to seeing you here again and have a great weekend too. It’s finally here!

  • Thank You could mean a lo in blogging but exessive thank you can damage and affect your user experience. When you direct a visitor out of a page to a thank you page after leaving a comment on your blog, you may have denied such visitor a chance to share the post on the social media.

    it will be nice to minimize the rate of the thanks you’s as it may become irritating and annoying to visitors. That is exactly the reason i removed the thank you page from my blog.

    I’ll rather interact with the visitor via a comment reply and after addressing their issues they may have then say thank you for visiting my blog.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Desmond, yes that was the problem I found about a thank you page and it drove me nuts. I don’t mind for the first time upon visiting a site but not every time you go to their new posts. Oh yes, I agree interact via a comment better than a thank you. Excellent point Desmond. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend there.

  • Jeevan Jacob John says:

    Thank yous…oh, yeah. I have a thank you page for first time commenters (I have found it annoying in the past, but sometimes I do like those pages, especially if they offer something useful).

    As of now, I don’t offer much (I do use a painting instead of normal text – perhaps that could serve as an inspiration for someone else? :D).

    I am thinking of other ways to thank (my readers…I don’t have any eBooks or anything. I am not entirely sure I wanted to offer those. The perceived value is really low…I want to provide something else. Perhaps not unique, but used less?).

    Hopefully I will be able to come up with something 😀

    Thanking in social media…I usually do thank people every time (even though I personally find it annoying when people do that to me…I know that they appreciate my act…I feel like I don’t need a reminder. I tried avoiding it for a week, but started feeling guilty about not thanking anyone. I might try it again, who knows? :D).

    Anyways, interesting topic, Lisa 😀

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jeevan, I don’t mind the ones for the first time commenters, it’s the ones that are there for each post – overkill! I wonder what you will come up with Jeevan? I’m sure it will be something unique. I do thank most on Twitter or on Facebook if they share or comment (but not if they just give something a like)….I know what you mean about feeling guilty if you don’t. Thanks for coming by Jeevan – I hope your studies are going well and that you have a great weekend!

  • Ray says:

    I guess being redirected to a thank you page after leaving a comment could seem annoying to someone familiar with WordPress and moderation, but on the other hand for someone not familiar with it they may wonder what happened to their comment, and why they don’t see it. In that case a thank you page informing them that their comment is in moderation might be helpful depending on what the thank you page actually says.

    I just assume that someone would hit the back button on their browser if they wanted to return to the article. They could probably tweet first, and comment second.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ray, it sure is annoying even to those familiar with WordPress. I tried the back button and it didn’t work either. I do like Enstine’s suggestion of adding a link back to the post from the thank you page. That would work! It is intersting to see how some are set up and how others differ. I wonder if they are just a fade as well. Thanks for coming by Ray and have a great day!

  • Corina Ramos says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Saying “thank you” is just a courteous thing to do. There are some bloggers who don’t reply to comments at all much less say thanks on social media.

    I’m not too keen on those thank you pages either. If I had to guess I’m sure they did it to save time but if you can’t take a minute to type thank you on twitter to me that tells me a blogger is not in to make a connection it’s only to make money.

    I would have given a better answer on Twitter too but I got caught up in Ashley’s chocolates LOL.

    Happy Wednesday Lisa! Hope you’re having a great week :). See ya in the Socialverse!

    • Lisa says:

      Isn’t that hard to believe that some can’t say thank you on social media or even reply to comments? Everyone seemed to love Ashley’s comment with the chocolates – got a few messages on Twitter on it as well. I can’t believe it is already Thursday, was a little under the weather yesterday. I hope your week is going well there Corina and see you back in the socialverse!

      • Anil Agarwal says:

        A simple thanks go a thousand miles.

        Putting unique thank you pages on your blog can be really helpful and leave a HUGE impact on your audience.

        Make sure to use UNIQUE and relevant thank you pages on;

        -landing pages (where you sell)
        -optin confirmation pages (and try to give more than what they ask you for, you can give a checklist or video to surprise them)
        -about page (thank them for reading more about you)

        Also rewarding the blog commenters by saying thanks can be really a HUGE tip.

        Thanks for the write up!

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Anil, Do you have them yourself Anil? I think after an opt in page they may work well. I really haven’t seen many as recently as I used to. Thank you for coming by Anil and have a great week ahead.

  • Ashley says:

    haha, I had no idea that Twitter question was going onto a post!
    I might have given you a serious answer then :>
    BTW, the chocolates are on the way

    I try to thank my readers on comments they leave, via email if they send one, or by just posting consistently good stuff.

    i am also trying a new Patt Flynn tactic and putting more great content in my autoresponder emails, to thank people who trust me and sign up to my list.

    Give give give
    then santa may come down the chimney and you will receive, perhaps

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ashley, I really liked your answer too :)I haven’t heard of Patt Flynn, I’ll have to check that one out. Have you done a post on it? I may have missed that one. Yes, holiday time perfect time to give something like that to your top readers. See, you got me thinking Ashley. Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week there.

  • Jakes says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Hats off for this post. I liked the way you presented the subject. More importantly, I liked the way you incorporated the tweet replies from experts and your blogging friends.

    I get frustrated when I get redirected to a THANK YOU page after I submit my comment. I am ok if it is shown for a first time commenter. But, it is really annoying if I see the same THANK YOU page each and every time I comment on some blog. I usually thank my commenters by replying to their valuable comments. Also, I try visiting their sites and leaving a comment there. After all, we bloggers are a mutual admiration/feedback/promotion society.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jakes, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. If you know me at all you know Twitter is my favorite place to be online. So glad that they have the embed feature. I’m with you if it is a first time comment. But every time you visit a blog? That’s overkill to me. I like that “mutual admiration/feedback/promotion society” – excellent point. Thank you for coming by with your input and have a great rest of your day.

      • Jakes says:

        Hi Lisa,
        I agree with you visiting blog every time is an overkill. I meant to say I give it a try and I am not a strict follower of that policy. And, my blog posts receive at most 5 comments. So, in my case it is a feasible policy. Out of those comments, majority are from my friends who are not from blog-o-sphere. It makes things easy for me 😀

  • Barb Brady says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I think “Thank you” is so important. But, I think “Thank you” is always important; it doesn’t matter if it is blogging or in our “real” life. I think it’s a value we either have or we don’t.

    I believe in thank you’s. I believe in two-way streets: helping others in addition to being helped.

    For me, it is frustrating to comment on a post and then . . . nothing. They don’t respond with a conversational comment. Or, they don’t respond at all.

    I saw that Adrienne responded to your question. I am trying to implement this. if someone comments, I focus on commenting back; but, now if they comment on my site, I try to go to their site and comment. I try to go the extra mile.


    P.S. I saw this on

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Barb, yes, I’d agree both in blogging and life in general. Oh yes, not receiving a comment back can be frustrating. The same for conversations on social media – you try to engage with some and nothing – like they are a bot vs a real person. I try to do that too but sometimes it does take me a week vs a day to get to everyone’s site. I’ve been using Kingged more often. I try to get there at least every other day now. Thanks for coming by Barb and have a great rest of the week!

  • Ashvini says:

    Hi Lisa,

    We are so used to the workflow of WordPress that it is often a surprising thing if we are directed to other page. I think if we comment, we already want to share the post . The author can show appreciation by thanking on social media sites.
    The other way the author can show appreciation is by putting a link in the Thank you page that takes us back to the blog post where we came from.
    It is a great topic for discussion on usability aspect of website. I agree with you that its better to show appreciation the other way rather than surprising your visitors :).

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ashvini, yes, that is true. It seems unnatural when taken to that other thank you page. Yes, I love the idea of a link back to the original post. That would make a difference or as some have stated they only use it for the first time visitor. I know a few sites/blogs that use it every time though which inspired me to write about this one. Thanks for your input Ashvini and have yourself a wonderful day.

  • Emmanuel says:

    Hello Madam Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing with us this insight. Showing appreciation matters and I don’t want to be seen as bragging but that is something I enjoy saying a lot.

    It takes nothing away from the ‘sayer’ but ends up enligthening you!

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Emmanuel. It is not a form of bragging my friend. It does enlighten both people I believe. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day ahead there.

  • Adrienne says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Thanks for adding my two cents in there as well. I find thank you pages annoying.

    Some people swear that it’s their biggest converting page but people swear popups work for them too. I personally find them both annoying as hell. What I don’t like about thank you pages is that who has time to go back to the post to share it! You’re right though, there is no back button so I can go back to the post I was on.

    I think that each individual should test these things for themselves if they feel it’s something that can help them. Like you suggested though, I think you can definitely thank them in other ways. Who doesn’t appreciate you stopping by their blogs and commenting and sharing their post! Don’t you think that would gain much more ground? The people that put those up though are more concerned with opt-ins so I’m not sure they would prefer taking that kind of time.

    I’m not testing it I’m sorry. I hate to add anything to my site that I personally find annoying even if others swear by it. To each his own right!

    Thanks for bringing this up and have a great week.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adrienne, you are welcome. I liked Enstine’s idea of putting a link to the post from the thank you page and only using the thank you page one time for first time visitors. I’m okay with that type of one. I agree on the pop ups too, they can make me leave a page quickly. I’m with you too so far on that one Adrienne. I would not put something up on my blog that annoys me at other blogs. Even if it does generate more money. I’d rather make it slow and steady. You are welcome and I hope you have a great week too. I can’t believe this is it for March. I still feel like it’s January – maybe because of the weather here too 🙂

  • Sunday says:

    Thank You is very important. It shows appreciation. I readily give it in comment sections. It is very important in blogging because it promotes good relationships, engagements, and rewards. Every blogger needs to develop the best ways to appreciate his audience.

    This comment was also shared in – the content syndication and social bookmarking website for Internet marketers.

    Sunday – contributor

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Sunday, it is important to show appreciation. It’s like Kinnged giving out money to the top commenters. Now, that’s some appreciation!

  • Hi Lisa,

    I’ve never seen a thank you page, but that’s kinda of tacky you know. It’s like the blogger didn’t really care about thanking anybody who shares his/her post. To me, thank you’s on Twitter is *NOT* annoying. How can that be? This is simply just telling me that the blog owner I shared on Twitter *acknowledge* my sharing their posts. Even if I just glance it for less than 3 seconds. It is still nice that people appreciates when I share their post.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Angela, I agree. It’s the acknowledgement that counts. Though a little engagement is nice too and then you can get to know one another a little better too. I’m surprised you haven’t come by one of those thank you pages yet. I bet you will now after reading this 🙂 Thanks for coming by Angela and have a great rest of the week.

  • Tim Bonner says:

    I have a thank you page for the first time anyone comments Lisa and it works really well for list building.

    I wouldn’t want to do that every time the same person comments though.

    When it comes to social media shares, I don’t tend to thank people as much now since I read a great post by Mark Schaefer on how annoying thank yous can become.

    I try and engage with them instead and start up a conversation – possibly more time-consuming but more rewarding and meaningful, I think.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Tim, yes – for the first time commenters that is fine. It’s when it’s every time that it gets annoying. I do a thank you and how are you or something more personal if I know them. I agree engaging is key! Thanks for coming by Tim and have a great rest of the week there.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Tim, yes – for the first time commenters that is fine. It’s when it’s every time that it gets annoying. I do a thank you and how are you or something more personal if I know them. I agree engaging is key! Thanks for coming by Tim and have a great rest of the week there.

  • Kita says:

    It is very important to say Thank you and let your readers and followers know that you appreciate them. I try to do a thank you as often as I can it goes a long way.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Kita, yes, would you have a page for it thought after someone leaves a comment and then they have no way for you to share the post? Thank you’s do go a long way. Thanks for coming by Kita and have a great week. Nice to see you here again.

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  • Bren says:

    Ahhh Lisa, you know how I feel about those “Thank you” pages that make you jump through hoops to get back to the post and share it! Their loss imo. I believe it is important to thank your readers but it can be done in simpler ways. A simple thank you when replying to their comment. A simple tweet to says thanks for sharing. A thank you on FB or G+ thanking them for the share. And many other ways. I understand those who do use the “Thank you” page but I don’t know if they realize the hoops their readers might have to jump through to share the post? Hopefully by reading your post, they’ll get it and change their Thank You way. BTW, have you ever just shared the post before commenting? That would be the only way to do it with these Thank You pages and well, I’m kind of an ole school gal at times and just don’t like changing my ways. :mrgreen:

    Way to address those BAD pages Lisa!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bren, I thought you might feel that way too 🙂 I don’t mind if it is the first time only like Enstine pointed out but every time you go to a new post? That’s overkill to me. And who has time to go back and find the post and then share? And if the share button is not set up, that would put me over the edge! You too I bet. I have shared some posts before commenting. Days I know I don’t have time to comment and may go back later. Thanks for coming by with your input on this one Bren! Have a great night. It’s pj time for you now.

  • Shalu Sharma says:

    Thank you is important in blogging but in the way some bloggers are doing. Those thank you pages are pretty bad if you ask me and I do not like it very much. But tweets and shares are great stuff and is perhaps liked by most.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Shalu, great point about tweets and shares. I think everyone likes the shares the best. A thank is just icing on the cake 🙂 Thank you for coming by and for your input on this one Shalu.

  • Reginald says:

    Hey Lisa!

    Thank you is huge. A simple thank you would go a long way!

    Especially when someone leave a comment, signup for your newsletter etc.

    That’s vital and hey, thank you for sharing this important information.

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Reginald. What do you think about those thank you pages? Do you think they are too much or are okay? A simple thank you does go a long way. Hope you have a great rest of the day Reginald.

      • Reginald says:

        Hey Lisa,

        Well, I would always say simplicity is the best. No need to have big flashy stuffs. Simple thank you would easily touch hearts…If you are genuine of course!

        Have a great week too!

  • Sudipto says:

    Hey Lisa,
    Nice post and I am totally agree with you that Thank you is very important factor in blogging. It really helps in building good relations with other and and also helps in making good relation with readers. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Sudipto. It does help build good relationships. No one likes to share or comment a lot on a blog and never get a thank you, comment or share back. It does happen on occasion though. I hope you have a great new week there!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Oh yes…no one must be liking those thank you pages, which are mere time wasters I feel. But most of the time it’s for first time commenters and later they aren’t directed to those pages, but the damage is already done by then I think.

    However, being my first comment on such a blog, I do take that extra effort and go back to the post to share their’s – just to build the relationship, being the first time. But if it happens again, which hasn’t so far, I wonder what I’d do!

    Like Adrienne, I always thank people through my comments, in the mentions on Twitter, even on G+ and Facebook whenever they like or share my posts. I feel that’s basic courtesy, though I know many bloggers who wouldn’t like to waste time doing so – well, that’s their choice and their way. Besides, the occasional post we put up and mention such people we are thankful to and of course, sharing their posts all over too.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Harleena, yes the first time commenters thank you page is okay. But if it keeps happening like I experienced on several blogs then it gets very frustrating! I agree to thank those for their shares and comments. I see some bloggers even thank people on Facebook for liking their posts – I don’t think I could go that far – especially timewise. It amazes me that John Paul Aguiar has the time to do that. He must be the most polite blogger out there 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time to comment today Harleena and you too have a new nice week ahead!

  • Enstine Muki says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I have a Thank You page for first time commentators on my blog and to be frank, I have feedback from readers who asked me to post on how to setup the thank you page. No one has ever complained about it

    I recognize having it shown on every comment submit may be irritating but for the first timers, like I get from some of them, it may be a way to get closer to them and share more thoughts.

    What’s your opinion about having it for first time commentators?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Enstine, for first time commentators I think that it is fine. I had visited blogs several times and it kept coming up. Does your thank you page have a link to go back to the original post? That would make it even better if you don’t already have it. Thanks for your input Enstine.

      • Enstine Muki says:

        I currently don’t have a back button on that page Lisa but just after reading this post (before I even got your reply to this comment), I was already thinking on how to add a back button to it. I’ll be using this piece of code. With Genesis theme, I can add the following javascript to the head of my blog posts:

        function goBack()

        then on that thank you page, I’ll do this from within the source

        Go Back to the article you just commented

        Looks like the solution

        Oh! I hope this piece of code will work too for pages. For blog posts, it should work. If not, I’ll try this:


        NB: I’m not a javascript developer though 😉

        • Lisa says:

          Wow – Enstine you are a quick thinker and doer 🙂 This will be helpful for others that come by and check out this post. Thank you.

  • Bhanu Chander says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Yes, I too got frustrated many times when I was directed to a separate appreciation page (after commenting). I feel like ‘share’ and ‘mentions’ works fine like Adrienne mentioned, or in most case a simple shout out “Thanks you” will do great (like Bren said). I too have the habit of replying with a simple “Thank you” to all my blog comments.
    But, anyway I should be trying your other methods especially ‘mention’ in the coming days !

    Thanks for this post. Was really helpful 😛

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bhanu, I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks that about those thank you pages making one frustrated. Oh yes, do try those mentions along the way if they are relevant. A great way to say thank you. Thanks for taking the time to come by and commenting today. Have a wonderful new week Bhanu!

      • Bhanu Chander says:

        It’s always my pleasure to visit awesome websites like yours. No need to mention.

        Thank you too (I’m trying to apply your formula starting with this comment :mrgreen: )

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