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Well another day another dollar in my pocket, and I have to say today has been a good day. I am at my (regular rent paying job) which I have to admit I really like and its been a fairly slow day which is good and bad because it can make the day drag on but also gives you time to formulate and come up with ideas. Once I have my work done and in between times I love to sit her and come with ideas about stories or articles or in this case work on a post.

Today I was reading a post by Erica called Bestselling Author Shares 3 Tips for Building Your Blog Audience. It was advice from Rachel Bertsche whose blog is a widely popular blog about her serch for a best friend in a new city.  As for the article the advice given was something many new bloggers should take to heart and I did.

I began looking over and finding blogs of interest to follow and read I started building my community so to speak and finding people and maybe new friends. Now I would be lying if I said this wasn’t a little selfserving at first by as I began reading and following other blogs I realized I was picking ones that really did not have anything to do with my goal but more about what I found interesting or what drew me to them.

I really think that to expand on what Rachel suggest when comminting or following blogs do not just look for self serving interest but look to what draws you in. I would rather have a community of followers and followees (yes I know its not a real word) that I truly enjoy reading what they write vs following people for the express purpose of promoting my blog.

Now somepeople may or may not agree with that but it’s how I feel so if you don’t like it I guess do what you want it’s a free world still we are all entitled to do what we want.


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March 17, 2012 · 8:22 pm