The Importance Of Honesty In Blogging

Some time ago I did a post Defending A Blogger's Right To Review A Product where I gave an example of a well renowned blogger who got it completely wrong when dealing with some negative feedback from a fellow blogger, his customer, who bought a reviewed one of his products. That posts showed my reasoning as to why his reactions were totally wrong and how he should of reacted. This post will be dealing with another important subject for bloggers whether they are blogging for money or for the pure enjoyment of it all, something that is also true in the real world, that subject being honesty. Most people already know how important it is to be absolutely honest when writing a post, especially when promoting an affiliate or a product. You don't want to be telling people how good something is when you know it's really crap, no matter how much commission it's earning you. This is because once you are found out your credibility is shot all to hell and once people find out you will find that your online career will be short lived. Image via Wikipedia Now, while most people tend to behave when on their own blogs they tend to forget themselves, as in the above example, when commenting on other blogs. These are those brown nosing commentators who leave you lies just so do not delete their comment or to win some misconstrued brownie points. You're probably wondering what the heck I'm talking about so I'll…

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Membership Drive For Where Bloggers Meet

I had hoped that my post introducing my new forum Where Bloggers Meet, would entice some of my readers to join, but unfortunately most people did not take up the offer. To those of you who did join I thank you, to those others I wish to point out some important points as to why you should join. This Forum Is DoFollow Yep, after checking both the signature links and links left within the posts I am satisfied that the forum is a DoFollow forum which, as you know, is very important if you're interested in building the amount of links to your blog. More Than Just A Forum I  want it's members to get something more than just important and useful information. I also want them to be able to use it to increase the value of their blogs, and the way to do this is to be able to use it to construct posts that are keyword rich that point to any particular post. This is pretty well unheard of in forums but like I said I want to be different, and so if you're into getting free backlinks then this forum is for you. Just as an example I'd like you to look at Using Emails As A Source For Blog Topics, a post I did that linked to three of my posts as well as another of my blogs. As you can see the post provides relevant information and the links within the post are provided as examples…

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Cool Blog Links Now Live

What is Cool Blog Links? Put simply Cool Blog Links is my latest venture, one in which I hope a lot of my fellow bloggers will take advantage of. By joining this free site bloggers will have the opportunity to see how their blogs stack up against fellow bloggers. This is easily done as members get to display a tiny button on their blogs which allows visitors to vote for them. The code also keeps track of various statistics including page views, and in case you are wondering the code isn't a script and so will not slow down the speed of of page loads. Those members who are in the top ten also get to display their banner and will obviously get more exposure. It may be just the incentive needed to push your blog to the next level. As I hope to get the site to a PR4 status I would hope that this would also pass onto members. It hasn't been a week since it's been live and 'cool blog links' is already no1 on Google. I don't know if it is the selection of key words or not, but the thing is that if someone is looking for 'Cool Blog Links' they are going to find my Cool Blog Links right at the top of page one on Google. Not bad huh? And if you are a member you will be right there when they click to check it out. The reason for having another site started the…

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