What’s key to networking effectively is being authentically who you are while you make acquaintance with others who have blogs that are related to your own , or who have blogs that are of interest to you
No one in everyday life can be a good friend to hundreds and thousands of people and the same goes for cyber space. The value of the friendships you make is based in the quality time you spend with friends both online and offline.
Investing quality time in reading the blogs of their friends, leaving meaningful comments on post, exploring their archives, and finding posts to back link to in new posts of is the way it’s done.
Love Your Readers to Death – this is key in the early days of a blog when readers seem scarce. The reality is that the 10 readers that you DO have already are a powerful resource – focus upon them rather than the thousands of readers that you DON’T have. Love them – thank them for their comments – involve them in your blogging – promote them and the sites that they have and in doing so you’ll be building loyalty, trust and relationship that one day will pay off. Each reader you have has their own network and can open up new audiences to you. — by Darren Rowse
How to Build Community on Your Blog – There are many things that you can do to build a sense of community on a blog. Click the title and find the short list of ideas.
How to Build a Blogging Community – Read other blogs. Leave comments on other blogs. Reply to your comments. List your blog in directories. Write often. Make your posts entertaining. Start Marketing your blog.
The bottom line is that the social networking you experience is exactly what you choose it to be. You will create traffic flow to your blogs by locating members with related blogs and leaving meaningful comments on their posts, and befriending them. So if you are focused on creating blog centered relationships then go for it!