Why I Am Not Such A Social Person

As a blogger I tend to spend more time commenting on other peoples blogs than I do writing posts on my own blogs. Knowing this to be the case I was quite surprised when I received the following comment from Brian of BlogEngage fame;

You’ve only voted for 23 articles that weren’t yours! If you write an article please include in it why your not so social. I really expected more from you sire but nothing came from it. Every time I see you you’re always saying I’ll get involved soon etc… but here we are the same place we left off.

Karma Score of 6.00 is really poor for a being a members so long.


You can see his comment and my reply on Doug’s How To Get More Comments post. Of course Brian’s comment is 100% accurate, except perhaps that statement about saying I’ll always get involved soon but never do, as I’m pretty sure I’ve only said that once in relation to BlogEngage, but then I could be wrong.

The truth is that in real life I don’t actually like socializing but I do put myself out there, more for my family than anything else. The same can also be said about my Internet life. I am a member of Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, Friendfeed, Twitter and some others, I think you get the drift. Even though I am a member of those sites I am not overly active in any of them, even though I keep reading that they are all essential in blog promotion.

The one place where I do love to mix is as a commentator on other blogs. Commenting is possibly the one avenue where I feel comfortable when socializing, and I don’t see myself changing that anytime soon.

So, why am I such an anti-social person? I don’t really know, I’ve always been this way and I don’t care enough to blow a wad of money on a shrink to have him, or her, give me their educated guess as to the fact.

So, Brian, if I have a karma of 6 on BlogEngage consider yourself lucky my friend because that is more likely than not higher than any other site including my real life.

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There wouldn’t be too many bloggers writing today who didn’t have a rudimentary idea of how to promote their blog on the web. These ideas all fit into a nice little package called SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. Some of these ideas bloggers use may include;

  1. Commenting on other blogs, especially do-follow blogs
  2. Submitting the blog to RSS, blog and other directories
  3. Signature links in emails
  4. Being generous with your link luv
  5. Using Social Media such as Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon etc.
  6. Submitting Free articles
  7. Being an active member in Forums using the blog link as a signature
  8. Using the right keyword and phrases
  9. Making sure that a google sitemap is active ensuring the blog is fully indexed
  10. Supplying good content, because all of the above is useless if a blog’s content is not good enough to capture the readers interest so that they come back for more.

There are many other ways but I’ve only mentioned some of the free methods available to bloggers for the promotion of their blogs.

I would like to talk a little bit more about submitting your blog to article directories. This is pretty well an untapped resource for many bloggers. These directories are not just a resource where you can Find Free content, as submitting your own articles, complete with a link to your blog, is a great way of blog promotion, especially if you’re supplying great content. Apart from the SEO advantages, people reading the articles are very likely to visit your blog just to see what other great content you have available.

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Your Chance At Achieving SEO Mastery

In May of this year I did a post called Wassup Blogs You Beaut Huge Link Love Fest and amongst all the links I shared was a very prominent blogger who goes by the name of Nicolas Prudhon. Those of you who have read his blog SEO Help by Nicolas Prudhon know first hand what a wealth of information the man loves to share with his readers.

Naturally I am always exited when I come across an opportunity that may offer my readers some sort of boon, whether it be another way of making money, improving their day by offering some light entertainment, or as the case is in this post, to tell them about a competition that will win them a position in his Advanced SEO Mastery Program. If you’re not familiar with Nicolas’ work you should read his guest post How SEO Helped Me Retire Rich Early as it is quite informative.


The rules are quite simple, and you can read all about how easy it is to enter the contest by going to his Advanced SEO Mastery Contest post. Entering the contest and following the rules will show Nicolas how dedicated you are to blogging and will take you that extra step in helping you to fulfill your blogging dream.

It’s not often that a chance like this will come your way, and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. So don’t procrastinate, do yourself a favor and go and see how easy it really is to enter the contest, and perhaps you will be the one to have SEO Mastery finally in your grasp. Just remember to tell him that Sire sent you. :smile2_ee:

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