I got this email from Sandy Vesledahl recently. She and Kathy Jasnoch have been using their Locally Grown membership to post regular updates about Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) to our membership sideblog… and just as important, engaging with people in conversation attached to their own blog posts:
Hey Griff – Something you might be interested in…I was looking at a report yesterday at the Humane Society that shows where the hits on our website are originating from and something like 35% of them are coming from Locally Grown. (continued)
I can’t remember the exact number but it was pretty high. You are the third highest site on the report for sending folks to our site. Makes a membership well worth the cost, even if just one animal got adopted thru someone going to the PEHS site from Locally Grown it paid for itself. So there’s a selling point for your memberships!
I also wanted to share with you that I believe the Locally Grown posts are also getting animals adopted for us. When we talked about Ester still needing a home, a day later she was adopted. When we talked about Valerie and her sad story of being left in a crate along the road, two day’s later she got adopted. I can’t prove this is why but it sure feels like it to me!
Not bad for $2.50/week, eh?