Why is it that as bloggers we love to share a bit of link luv with other bloggers? Sure we do it because we found a particular post to be interesting, and therefore worth sharing with our readers, but I put it to you that another reason is that, deep down, we hope to get some recognition from that blogger. A simple visit to our blog with a quick thank you isn’t too much to ask now is it?

Yeah, I can hear some of you mumbling in the background that the likes of Darren Rowse and John Chow are way too busy for such common courtesies and I understand that. Seriously, I do. Let’s look at it another way.

Have you ever been in a room with people who are engrossed in a conversation? You’ve got something that you think will be of interest to the rest of the group but they just don’t seem to be listening? Well that’s how I feel when I visit most problogger’s blogs, whether I leave a comment or whether I link to one of their posts. I may as well be in that damn room talking to myself for all the good it does.

Well no more! From this day forth I won’t be linking to any of their posts. OK, I’m hearing that nagging voice somewhere saying, ‘But what if I find something interesting that I want to share with my readers?’ Well, that’s not going to be a problem either, because I’ve unsubscribed from their blogs. No more notifications, especially those annoying ones from Chow every time he visits a restaurant. Honestly I don’t really care what he’s shoving down his throat.

As far as I’m concerned it’s no great loss, because there are so many other great bloggers out there. They may not be as well known, but that does not make what they have to say any less important or interesting. Sure Darren and Chow have a huge readership, and I’m not arguing that they are not good at what they do. What I’m saying is that they are not the only good bloggers out there.

There are so many other great bloggers who are not as well known, and who have a greater need of my link luv than any of the probloggers. These are just a few of those bloggers who are great at what they do but do not get the recognition of the so called ‘big boys’.

Of course there are many more, too many for me to name here. What I am trying to show is that because there are so many really talented bloggers out there, men and women who cover almost every subject imaginable, I don’t need the likes of those so called Probloggers. I have a pool of bloggers that I enjoy reading, ones that I know recognize my presence when I visit their blog and are not afraid to pop in on occasion to say hello by leaving a comment.

As far as I’m concerned blogging is more than sharing your ideas or ideals in a blog post. It’s also about conversing with them and dropping in on them once in awhile to see how they are going.

It seems that this post has created an interesting discussion over on David Risley’s blog titled, When Commenting Begins To Hurt Your Blogging Success. Perhaps you would like to add your thoughts to the discussion.

For those wondering how Darren got to where he is today.ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

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Wassup’s With The November’s Statistics

Ho, Ho, Ho….as we enter the festive month of December, it’s time to post November’s statistics. As I expected, it didn’t come anywhere near to October’s total of $193.22, but then I wasn’t at all surprised as it was unreasonable to think that Commission Junction would be able to pull out another magical sale from the magician’s hat.

Still, it wasn’t all that bad as Google was up nearly $9 which is roughly a 40% increase. Let’s have a look at the stats shall we.

  • Adsense: $33.18
  • Voxsant: $0.01
  • Clix Galore: $0.49
  • Chitika: $1.2
  • Infolinks: $3.56
  • Advertisers: $10
  • Commission Junction: $0.0
  • E-Junkie: $39.00
  • Jumbo Affiliates: $4.49
  • RegNow: $0.00
  • Paid Posts: $7.50
  • Commission Monster: $0.00
  • Amazon Associates: $0.00
  • CashBurners: $0.00

TOTAL : $95.87

As you can see, while there were some poor performers, or even non performers, others maintained or even improved on previous results. E-Junkie has been the most consistent performer, other than Adsense, and it can be attributed to all those people who see the sense in having a professional theme such as FlexSqueeze.

What was really surprising was that about half of my Adsense earnings was attributed to this blog. Surprising because Wassup Blog is normally a poor performer. Good to see that it’s finally starting to pull a bit of it’s weight.

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Moneybackco Has Potential Cashback Deals

There was a time many moons ago, when I belonged to an organization who’s main aim was to save their clients money. The way it used to work was I would call them on the land line, as there wasn’t any Internet in those days, and tell them what I was in the market to buy. Let’s say for argument sake that it was a TV set. They would then do all the leg work contacting the suppliers until they found me the TV I’d asked for, but at the best price available. From memory, there was a $50 per annum fee, but the savings made this more than worthwhile.

The reason I’m bringing this up it that I’ve come across and online version. It’s called moneybackco and from all intents and purposes it’s main aim is to save people money. The main difference is that rather than doing all the leg work for you, they provide you with a whole heap of merchants that are offering you, the potential buyer, savings by giving you ‘moneyback’ on your purchase.

So, in essence, apart from saving on the purchase you also earn some cash for your trouble, and these cashback deals will certainly come in quite handy.Money which is paid yo you monthly either by direct deposit or into your PayPal account.

Although free to join there is an annual fee of $10, which I suppose is a pittance if the potential to earn as you buy is as good as they say. There’s also a discount coupon section that offers some pretty cool  savings.

I haven’t joined yet, but I am considering it, and I thought I would run it past my loyal readers to get their valued opinion.

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