A funny thing happened on my way to figuring out who to work with and who not to . . .
A month or so after dumping all the bloggers that happily gobbled up all the inbounds and comments I sent their way for a couple months…I get an email from one of the BFFs:
Hi, remember me from Blog Whatevia (not real)! I noticed you linked to So-and-So’s blog about this that and the other, I wanted to let you know I also have three blog posts here (links to all three) that discusses that very thing! I’d be so happy if you’d link to them too!
Filtered. Trash Bin.
Two things to note:
1. Even though I previously spent time adding comments on her blog and linking to her, that was the one and only time she ever sent me an email or made it known in any way, shape or form that she knew my blog existed (no comments, no links, no nothin).
2. At this time my blog was enjoying some crazy attention that I’m sure she was aware of. Yes, the attention was that crazy.
One thing she could have done for a more successful outcome:
Write a new post on her blog linking to my blog post and then including links to her three applicable posts.
She would have accomplished something pretty interesting I think:
1. She would have shown me that she’s capable of a two way blogging relationship that would be beneficial to both of us;
2. She would have probably seen her links added to my initial post as an update and shared in the attention my blog was riding. Or a new blog post just for her blog in the near future.
Don’t want to link out? Good Luck With That.
Most refuse to feed a Bucket Blogger (or a network of Bucket Bloggers) forever.
I’ll be MIA on SuperAff again for awhile now, thinks are tick-ticking along full steam ahead elsewhere in a few different areas and that’s where my focus has to be. Maybe I’ll bump into you “out there” on an upcoming round of “Link Outreach” for my next blog’s traffic building push ;).