Tuesday, June 10, 2008


A friend of mine once said that the best way to get pleasure is to give someone else same. In my opinion, same goes for joy, happiness, encouragement, etc. In these few days I have been a blogger, and participated in activities in blog communities, I have observed some things I would like to share in today’s post.

Many at times, we put lots of efforts into building our blog pages, getting people to read our posts or click on our advertised links and getting folks to review our pages. Sometimes, it gets so tight that I hardly have the time to check my mails. Then when I get so choked up, I decide to take a break so I do not become a slave to my blog. At such times, I do other things, like checking out other blog pages on blogpost. Sometimes I find real amazing blog pages and subsequently subscribe to the post or become friend with the author. More often than not, we end up exchanging links. Naturally, this steps up traffic to my blog page. Then it dawns on me that all I seek with the advertising, soliciting, etc can be gotten in one package and that is making lasting friends through giving others a little of my time.

Many bloggers want to start a new discussion, raise a new community or start a new discussion. The result, more often than not, is a trail of unanswered discussion topics, lonely communities and inactive groups. This is the case when the motive is self-centred. My bet is that the outcome will be different if we took time to respond to existing discussions (those relevant to us), give out reviews and comment on other authors’ blog post. Little wonder programs like Linkreferral use this method to increase web traffic. Here, you earn points, thus increasing traffic to your page, when you visit others and/or give them reviews. After all, what goes around, they say, comes around.

Keeping up with the fast lane of blogging can be demanding and at such times, a little word of encouragement (or constructive criticism, as the case may be), may be all the next person needs to go on and be successful. I have experienced this myself. An act of kindness shown to someone else is like a seed sown, it will grow and bear fruit in due time. An illustration of this goes thus: if you visit a neighbouring blog page to say hello, its only natural for that blogger to pay back with a visit, so that you have at least one visitor to your page for every visit you make to some one else’s. Since I learnt this, I try to take out time for “blog rounds”, and believe me, its beginning to pay off with increase traffic and all. Someone even signed up for an affiliate link I advertised, all because I took out time to give out some encouragement.

Now, if this whole encouragement and visiting stuff is not a familiar turf, you may want to try it out. If it works, which I know it will, please visit some other time to share your experience. However, for those who have been getting good results using this method, it will be my pleasure to have you leave a comment or two on this post. That way, others can be encouraged.

Note: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our soul blossom.


Genesis said...

This is a wonderful post filled with absolute truth! Great Job!

Deborah Katy said...

I agree with you and love to see other people´s blogs. I use to steal their widgets... hehehe. Those little graphics make me go crazy, and also find some very nice people.

dreamwalker said...

This makes a lot of sense. There is nothing like "real" discussion and interaction. :)

Here's to more real interaction between bloggers!

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