With the big number of bloggers actively participating in the blogosphere, the formation of a community is inevitable. This community can be an important source of support for the further developments of blogs. Most importantly, a community is comprised of the blog audience.
A blogging community can be the best avenue for promoting a personal blog. It has already been proven that blogs stand to have more chance of flourishing if it is actively participating in the various social network platforms available. Without a community, this can be difficult to achieve.
It is well and good to be actively promoting a blog to family, friends, and work associates. However, a blog needs to reach a wider audience and this can be made possible faster by interacting with other people and bloggers who are more or less into the same line of interest. Interacting with bloggers is also a form of education that one cannot get anywhere else.
There is however an important thing about joining a blogging community and that is joining is not an assurance of blogs success. It can encourage visits but it cannot force. It can encourage other people to read but not to agree with the contents. It can even open up earning opportunities but it can never assure its certainty.
A blogging community is just one way of making the public aware of the existence of a blog. The result of joining will depend on the contents offered by a blog. Community support can only go so far. Relevant content only needs the least prodding to be able to spread to as many readers as possible.
A blog which needs exposure and desires exposure will get it from a blogging community. Added traffic is a possibility. It is up to the blog itself to find ways in converting these visitors to regular readers.
From the Gawker Network, a job they call as one of the most annoying ones so far from the social web, the job which we would gladly coin as the “Twitter Impostor Terminator” or a lawyer who does just as it says, takes down twitter users who are pretending to be celebrities. Well, as if these people need more publicity, it seems the transparency of the social web is still the main detrimental factor which makes the internet dangerous. From sexual predators, spam and impostors, they all use the internet for their dastardly deeds.
From the Gawker network, the ever updated source on information on new media has raised the alarm on the adoption of new media by traditional print publishers. This has become the norm of today’s economically challenged firms, go to the net but many questions have been raised about such a move since the net was born and began to spread its global reach. This would not only be wise, but would allow these traditional print media to maintain their diverse talent pool while they try to find a way of salvaging their other businesses in print. read on
From the blog networks, B5 has announced its launch of Splendicity, a high powered site that is powered by 30 popular blogs catering to beauty, fashion and accessories for those fashionistas out there. B5 being one of the biggest blog networks around has done it again by taking on the lucrative world of high-end fashion. Containing the whole shebang, from tips and tricks, shopping advise, photo and video content. The world of fashion will never be the same again with this addition to the network of blogs that are considered to be the best in the industry. Get the latest from industry leaders and celebrities who make headlines and a whole lot more. read on
Skinny Moose Media’s Steve Remington announced in an email that they are partnering up with a new blog network, Adventure Bay Media which we have added to our watchlist. From their about blurb:
The Adventure Bay Media Network is a portal to the world of adventure. Our network of blogs and media represents some of the best adventure and outdoor writers in the field. We cover mountain climbing, kayaking, surfing, hiking, mountain biking and a whole lot more of what you would expect with big time adventure and the great outdoors.
The network currently has four member blogs.
Visit the Adventure Bay Media network here.
We have added the Zedomax Blog Network to our watchlist. From their about blurb:
We are a Niche Online Media Company with a network of wikis, blogs, and social networks.
Zedomax.Net was created to cover Web 2.0, social networking, and other tools for webmasters/entrepreneurs at the speed of technology.
Visit the Zedomax Blog Network here.
The popular Freelance Writing Jobs website/community has expanded from one blog to a network of six blogs. Quoting the newborn network’s press release:
“This is a natural progression for the site,” says Deborah Ng, who founded the site in May of 2005 to help work-at-home moms find better writing opportunities. “We have multiple contributors now. By providing six different blogs, we’re making it much more readable. Community members can subscribe to the different blogs rather than scrolling down deeper and deeper to find the content that interests them. This design will provide our readers with much more freedom.”
Congratulations to FWJ, or should we say, the FWJ Network!
We have added the BlogMedia.Asia network to our watchlist. Here’s part of the message we received from Althaf Ahmed, the network’s founder:
I am Althaf, an S.E.O Consultant and a Blogger from Bangalore, India. I am a regular reader of Performancing, and through the links landed here.
I recently launched a suite of educational blogs related to a multitude of topics like home improvement, car repair, cooking, travel and more. I have a team of about half a dozen writers who constantly churn out high quality content for the network.
I decided to unite them under the name BlogMedia.Asia. You can take a look at www.blogmedia.asia
Rest assured, this isn’t a cheap Made For Adsense Network. You can inspect the blogs individually.
Thanks a lot
Visit the BlogMedia.Asia network here.
We have added the Debt Bloggers Network to our watchlist. From their about blurb:
A group of personal finance bloggers who were inspired by our own debts and financial struggles to share our stories and lessons with you. we are involved with the personal finance blogging community, each of us participating in one or more carnivals and festivals, forums, and more !
DBN currently consists of four blogs.
Visit the Debt Bloggers Network here.
Envato, makers of the popular sites PSDTUTS and FlashDen, has lifted the curtains on the Creattica portal slash network. Design news blog Creattica Daily serves as the network’s first offering.
From Creattica Daily’s About page:
“…a site of daily news and links for creatives and designers. We cover a broad range of creative inclinations from graphic to product design, interactive to motion, advertising to articles…”
Creattica Daily will soon be joined by Creattica Sessions. Stay tuned to the main Creattica portal for its opening.