Written by:2010/01/15 08:42 AM
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Blogging falls into the realm of web 2.0 and Social Media and Social networking. One cannot be social without being helpful and friendly. To my mind this is what true blogging is all about. It’s about giving.
You blog and give away knowledge, guidance and helpful information. But it should not stop there. Your friendship should transcend your own blog and be felt amongst others.
Don’t focus too much on your own blog, but don’t neglect it either. What I am saying is that as a blogger one should be spending a lot of time helping other bloggers in the blogosphere. Showing that you are a true friend.
The age old saying “It is better to give than to receive” should be our blogging motto. Here are a few ways in which you can give without expecting to receive.
So now the question is. Who are you going to help today? Is there a friend, a fellow blogger you would like to promote and drive traffic to their site? Is there someone in need of your kind words of encouragement. Is there someone who you would like to send other bloggers to.
I have opened the comments below for you just to do that. Mention someone whom you would love to promote, someone who needs a bit of encouragement. Write a brief sentence why you are promoting them. Then leave a URL link to their blog. Then contact them on Twitter or which ever social networking tool you use to just encourage them by letting them know you have mentioned them.
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