Bloggers who are popular get a lot of email. The worst thing we can do though is to publish our email to the web as is. When we type an email like usual and display it for the world to see were are asking for trouble, since this provides the ideal feast from spam collectors – the evil robots of the Internet.
Instead of doing this you have a couple of options. You can either type your email like this:
info [at] yourwebsite DOT com
Or even better, you can display a cool and impressive looking contact form on your blog that makes it easy for readers to stay in touch.
If you have a website, don’t worry, as there is a really good (and free) alternative that allows you to create contact forms without needing to understand HTML.
A service I have been very impressed with is Wufoo. While this sounds more like the latest dog biscuit advert, it is in fact a free service that allows you to create three forms, each with ten fields. You can receive up to 100 submissions each month before you have to upgrade to the paid versions.
Check out the levels below:
The great thing with Wufoo is that their design forms are available online, within your user admin. You can create the most beautiful contact forms that will make you the envy of your competition.
Once you create the form with the form builder, you simply insert the generated code into your site, wherever you want it.
Wufoo will send out a notification email to any email address you elect once a new form is submitted. It will also give you options to generate reports and data.
As usually, these Plugins are easy to install and activate as long as you follow the instructions to a T. A huge advantage of WordPress contact form Plugins is the fact that they will give you total control and unlimited submissions.
Alternatively you can also dabble with your own code and design your own form. There are many websites that offer tutorials on how to do that. Just do a Google search to find out how.
What’s most important is that you do have a contact form if you offer any type of service from your site or blog. You need to be accessible, otherwise it could cost you dearly.
Let me know if there is any other form you personally like.