Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Naked Self-Promotion Tries To Put On A Speedo

I've been tagged by Ariel to continue this Blogging Tips Meme (which, honestly, seems more like a chain letter, with its emphasis on creating lots of links).

-Start Copy-

It's very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think- if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!

1. Look, read, and learn. ****

-http://www.neonscent.com

2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other. ******
-http://www.bushmackel.com

3. Don't let money change ya! ***
-http://www.therandomforest.info

4. Always reply to your comments. ****
-http://chattiekat.com

5. Link liberally -- it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. ***
-http://chipsquips.com

6. Don't give up - persistence is fertile. **
-http://www.velcro-city.co.uk

7. Give link credit where credit is due.**
-http://www.sfsignal.com

8. Follow your own path. Do anything you want to, it's your blog. *
-http://www.bigdumbobject.co.uk

9. Don't put off until tomorrow what you can blog today. Backlogs are the primary cause of Bloggers' Block.
-http://www.thegenrefiles.com

10. Self-promotion is only good in small doses. (Deliberately creating a "meme" to get your URL spammed across the net is a large dose.)
-http://antickmusings.blogspot.com

-End Copy-

I'm not tagging anyone, since we've hit #10 already. (And I doubt I would have anyway.)

Look, kiddies: none of us are going to get rich or famous from blogging (not matter how much Neonscent desperately wants to be); there are only going to be a very few people like that, and they're mostly already in place. And this kind of marketing-drone happy-speak is death to honest discussions, which is what blogs are supposed to be about.

So, Neonscent, my advice to you is to find something to blog about, instead of just tossing your naked ambition up there for the world to uneasily gawk at.

5 comments:

Misha said...

this is a true story. In 1933, a girl died. a Guy buried her when she was still alive. The murderer chanted "Toma Sota Balcu" as he buried her.
Now that you've read the chant, you will meet this little girl. In the middle of the night, she will appear on your ceiling.
If you do not post this on your profile..she will suffocate you just like she was suffocated.But if you do post this, she won't even bother to show up.
Your kindness shall be rewarded.
By the way...does this scare you?

james said...

"none of us are going to get rich or famous from blogging"

What?! Nobody told me that.

Grace said...

Thanks for participating, even though you don't agree on it. You might not get famous, but you do get rich if you have the right skills. You can easily make $800 every month if you know how to. You haven't been on the blog o sphere for a while?

Chris, The Book Swede said...

If you're doing a book review blog out of love of the genre, money isn't the issue.

That said, I'm as guilty as anyone of suggesting to blog readers that they...ahem...click the adverts and buy from amazon if they like the look of a book I've reviewed.

Still. Spreading the word. Not grabbing the dough.

~Chris

Sterling Camden said...

@grace: wow, $800 a month?! (LOL) That wouldn't even pay for groceries at my house.

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