Edge - 11:56 am on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I get the cold shoulder from others in my niche as well.
Well, polite friendly and professional is as far as I will go with my direct competition. I have had a phone meet with most of them and will always talk or return phone calls and email.
In my opinion, the folks you want to hook up with most are the ones that are in different verticals (industry) as they will have experiences and perspectives that can give you ideas. I was recently inspired by a couple I met whom published a site on hair treatments for African Americans, which a far reach from the vertical I am in.
I don’t want to be a clone of my competition…