During the height of my blogging journey, things were pretty much different. Bloggers would go visit around the blogs the conventional way. They will go through their blogroll and do the regular visits and publish a comment to your posts to make their presence felt. The owner of the blog would usually return the favor in the spirit of reciprocity and camaraderie.
Before Entrecard’s demise, bloggers took full advantage of the facility by dropping cards and getting hits in return. It was a good site to drive traffic for blogs all for free. But all good things must come to an end.
In recent times, bloggers made use of the social networkings’ fame and glory by creating groups at Facebook and bloggers with the same aim and motivation joined activities like Alexa Blog Hop and Comment Exchange to boost their blog’s traffic and rank.
I am no different. I joined the bandwagon for the reason that I want to keep my blogs alive. Getting ample amount of audience would do my blogs good than harm. Keeping the interaction going by joining Comment Exchange activities is an opportunity to get a wider readership for the blog articles.
However, if one doesn’t have the time to join these activities anymore, the blogs will die a natural death. I am missing the old days where genuine, loyal friends would visit your blogs regardless of whether you join these activities or not.
Oh well! Things have entirely changed at the blogs and you have to either beat them or join them in order to thrive and keep the blogs going.
Originally published on July 2, 2013