Okay, you went out and found some blogs to check out. You found some you liked enough to add to your blog roll.
Some of those bloggers have reciprocated by visiting your blogs. Some of their commenters have noticed you and your link and visited your blog. Now what?
Now that people are starting to comment on your blog, you must do two things.
One: Answer them. If they make a comment, comment back, right there on your blog in the Comments section. If they ask a question, answer it, right there on your blog in the Comments section. Your blog should not be static. It should be active, a give and take -- it should be Social Networking. That means you have to check your blog off and on during the day.
Two: Visit them. It’d be great if they left you a link in the comment box. But if they didn’t, take the time to find them. Click their name. It’ll take you to information about them. Scroll through that information and find the link to their blog (it may be easy to find - or it may be hidden among things like My Favorite Books or My Favorite Stupid Things I Say While I’m Sleeping or My Favorite Whatever). Some people (like me) have one blog. Some people have ten blogs. Unless one of them clearly is the one you want to visit because its title is a subject you’re interested in, choose the first one on the list.
Don’t just go, read the latest post, and disappear. Make a comment (see Day 2 of this series). Two words -- Social and Networking.
Tomorrow, Part 4 in Social Networking
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