I must say, I have contacted some popular bloggers in the last few months with little comments, requests, even asking some for simple information such as advertising info and have only ever gotten a reply from one of them. John Chow. I sent him an email asking about hosting and he replied back letting me know about the company that currently hosts his blog for free, blue fur. It was a simple and nice reply. He took time out of his busy schedule (it was also during the TAC challenge mind you) to reply to my email. I realize most of the big guys are very busy but I just wanted to commend John for caring about his readers. I think you’ll also see somewhere in the Top Affiliate Challenge videos someone mentioning how John reads every comment posted and actually cares what people have to say.
Sometimes all it takes is a simple one sentence reply to show you care.