The Web is a great equalizer
One of the things I like most about the Web is its ability to give everyone a chance to connect with anybody. If you want, you can connect with those who are connected, important, influential, and inspirational in and out of the hunting industry.
On the Web you can contact and converse with billionaires, CEOs, Agents, Celebrities, and just about anyone else you can imagine.
When it comes to the Web, you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to those you admire or want to get to know. Try sending a message or email and you might be surprised at the response you get.
The Hunting Expert
Do you know those guys and gals you recognize from the Saturday morning and Sunday night hunting shows on ESPN and The Outdoor Channel? Well, online you have a good chance of connecting with them and many more hunting experts just like them.
Every reputable hunting expert has a Website, blog or Twitter account. Find them and befriend them. If you have something valuable (to add to their life) send them a message. They’re people too. They’ll be happy to hear from you. And you just might form a connection that proves valuable in the future.
Always start with their best interest as your priority and you’ll be fine. Let them know how much you appreciate what they do and how much their work has helped you.
Simply tell them how much they’ve helped you and there is a good chance you’ll form a great connection with an important person.
Don’t be afraid to make the first move.
One of the best things about starting this blog for me has been all of the great people I’ve been able to converse with online, in person, and over the phone.
I’ve met some great CEOs of hunting companies along the way as a result of starting this blog.
Bloggers and Web users are a CEO’s best friend. They love when their admirers, peers, customers, etc. contact them. CEOs get to their positions by being masters of communication and they love when they are able to connect on a more personal level with anyone that has to do with their business or personal life.
If you can compliment a CEO on a recent email you received or a recent interview they did you may form a connection that may prove valuable. If you provide valuable input and feedback, your time will be rewarded if the CEO is in favor of connecting with others (and if they’re on the Web there is a good chance they are).
With things like Twitter, blogs, and readily available email addresses, there is no reason you can converse with the top hunting CEOs on the Web today.
The Big Time Hunting Blogger
If there is one thing I’ve learned from blogging it’s that most outdoor bloggers are so verrrrry willing to connect with others who share their same passions.
If you are a blog reader (it’s a great thing if you are), don’t be afraid to leave a comment or send a message to your favorite…even if you think they are too big and popular to contact.
I’ve been able to connect with so many wonderful and talented outdoor bloggers since I’ve been reading blogs and the connections have been priceless.
It’s always beneficial to gain the perspective of others in the outdoor industry. The passion you share for the outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping, etc.) will allow you to converse and share strategies that will benefit all parties.
Sharing and connecting are magnified on the Web.
Take advantage of it.
The lesson to learn from this article is that anyone is accessible on the Web. You, me, and the person you look up to the most. Everybody is accessible through a direct message or email.
Don’t be afraid to write them a valuable and heart-felt message. You’ll be surprised when you hear back.
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