This week Tanya has asked our opinion of this quote;
“Successful people don’t spam.” — Adrienne Smith
I fully agree with this quote. I think here spam not only means leaving irrelevant comments in the blogs of people but also excessive advertising of one’s blog, product etc.
There are so many people in our sphere who take the shortcut of asking others to follow their blog, without doing the hard work of writing good content, interacting with other bloggers, and building a readership. It is sad that they think that these tactics can get people to follow their blogs while in fact it works in just the opposite way. I find such invitation to be irritating and often don’t even visit the blog. However, if a new blogger visits my blog, leaves a thoughtful comment, I am more likely to check their blog.
When I started blogging, I just knew only one blogger on WP, Dr. Tanya. I never asked anyone to follow my blog. I started following blogs whose content I found interesting or to who’s writing I could relate to. The follow-ship developed gradually and though most of the people who follow my blog seldom or never visit it, there are many who visit the blog to read my posts and to comment on them.
Believe me when I say to the new bloggers, “Asking people to follow your blog will not help you in gaining readership. Writing good content and interacting with others would do that” If you want to promote your blog, you can add your link in the comments of this weekly post from Go dog go Café; Promote yourself