Connecting with the people on your list in order to build trust and rapport should always be a priority. One way I have done this is to ask them for articles they have written to use for some of my blogs.
I started several blogs back in 2005 and 2006. They were on a variety of topics, including dog training, reinventing your life with passion, and one on health and fitness. Over time I lost interest in writing regularly for these blogs, but I didn’t want to close them down.
By asking my subscribers to submit their writing to these sites, I am creating a win-win situation. They get to have their writing published on blogs with page rank and I have fresh new content for my blogs. One person even wrote to tell me someone had purchased the product he was promoting in his post, so he was very happy.
The way I asked people to submit their writing to me to publish was by creating a short video that explained exactly what I needed, and then sending it out as an email to my list. You can view that video here, if you want to see what I mean. This combined my training in the area of article marketing with being able to promote the people who are on my list.