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How to Engage Your Blog Readers with Cc:Everybody

A few weeks ago I wrote a review of a cool new service Cc:Everybody started by people behind Omgili (the service I have just mentioned recently in the post on choosing SEO hosting). Basically, the tool provides a way to take advantage of your useful email correspondence which would otherwise have got lost in your private inbox.

The best thing about the tool is that it’s a huge playground. You can think of new and new awesome ways to use it. What I decided to do is to use it for an email Q&A session.

First, what did I do?

Setting Up Your Public Email Inbox

Registration is quick and easy. I registered and got my public email inbox. Now, once I have some useful email correspondence I would like to share with the world, all I need to do is to CC my email address. The post will go live and shared publicly after I confirm the action (via email or online).

Note also that all further back-and-forth correspondence with the same person on the same topic, gets automatically published in your public inbox in the same thread.

The second thing I did was adding my Twitter account – this way…

  • I can reply and publish any Tweeted questions as well (referencing my Twitter account)
  • I can automatically share my public correspondence on Twitter.

Besides publishing your email correspondence online, you can:

  • Comment on others’ threads;
  • Receive comments from readers and moderate comments;
  • Pin (or stick) any conversation for it to always appear on top (just like in a regular forum).

Playing Further

Then I started playing. I posted an update to my personal blog inviting everyone to send their SEO-related questions to my email address. I got quite a few questions but replied to only most interesting ones (and to those I knew what to answer).

I got great feedback from Twitter followers and blog readers:

CCeverybody feedback

Then, I also used this plugin to update my post of new answers I publish (Read: Blogify Your Static Website for Google):

Embed CC:Everybody updates

To publish the RSS feed of your CC:Everybody mailbox updates, use this code to fetch and display your inbox atom:


For example, for me that was:

CC:Everybody atom

Note also, that not only my original post gets automatically updated of new answers in my public inbox. My Twitter followers get those updates also. And all I need to do is just forward my email to my email address.

In seconds my email Q&A session gets comments and retweets:

CC:Everybody comments

While I didn’t have too much time to play as much as I would like to, I liked how the experiment went through. Imagine if you put some time, effort and creativity, you can come up with the powerful Q&A content, for example!

My personal conclusion is that Cc:Everybody is a great tool and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Ann Smarty Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas

Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann’s expertise in blogging and tools serve as ...

How to Engage Your Blog Readers with Cc:Everybody

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