Smart bloggers look for good ways to get traffic and backlinks. I’m fairly smart, and I’m a blogger, but I’m still improving on the smart blogger part.
That’s why I’m asking for your help today. Many of the bloggers I’ve connected with are active in blogging networks. I’ve joined a few of these, including BlogEngage and BloggerLuv, but have not been very active in them. Why not? Because of this important question…
Do Blogging Networks Give a Good Return on the Investment of My Time?
You see Intelligent Productivity in my tagline. That includes getting the best return on the ultimate life currency — time. And I don’t know if I’d get a good return on my time from blogging networks.
Here’s what I look for in all my online networking activities:
1. Do I attract quality people to interact with my blog by reading, subscribing, leaving comments?
2. Do I attract buyers or potential buyers for my information products?
3. Do I attract people with whom I can develop mutually beneficial relationships that could lead to partnerships and promotions down the road?
4. Am I getting good backlinks that will improve my search engine optimization?
The blogging networks and communities I’ve seen require learning how the particular network operates and then spending substantial time in the network. I know next to nothing about blogging networks, and I’m trying to decide if any are worth it.
So Give Me Your Advice…
Are blogging networks worth your time and effort? Which blogging network(s) do you find most useful, and why? (And yes, insert the links.)