How Does Networking in the Blogging World Happen? 0
A blog cannot and will not achieve its maximum potential without some sort of networking with other blogs. Networking should not be understood as simply mass linking, mass commenting, and mass posting. You know exactly what I mean -those perfectly senseless links, comments, and posts that clog the Internet too much that it is impossible to ignore them.
Like in every sensible activity wherein we undertake to achieve an identified goal, there is value in every effort, in every word, and in every interaction. When it is far too obvious that a site is just fishing for some good back links instead of presenting real value to the target source of important and needed links, the attempt for online interaction tends to backfire.
Expanding a blog’s network is not merely about increasing the number of followers. It should include facilitating connections between people in your network who will stand to benefit from direct interaction with each other. Hoarding on network members without allowing them to go their natural path of branching out on their own, defeats the purpose and essence of a blog network.
It always pays to reply to a comment because it represents a more personalized way of interacting. It shows that you read comments and replying initiates further contact or communication. Communication can extend beyond emailing. It can also be done through texting or attending blogging conferences.
A blog requires the involvement of people other than the author. The blogger alone cannot spread the word about the blog. He will need friends, followers, fans, and even foes to create awareness for his blog. Networking between blogs cannot be one way where one always gives and the other always takes. It is always a reciprocal effort. Doing any less will not be good for the blog in the long run.