I just zoomed this post about BloggingZoom
: Does BloggingZoom bring traffic?
In it, it gave some numbers and I liked the overall post. At the end, s10assessmyblog
gave 7 tips. I was going to reply but found myself writing a post instead because of 2 tips:
- 5- Whenever someone zooms you, visit their profile and read their discussions and zoom them, leave comments or visit their blogs.
- 7- Before complaining that no one zooms you, think whether you have zoomed any one. It is a network of bloggers. If you give something, they will certainly return it
I do agree in part with those above but not all of it.
What I propose
You may agree, or not, with what I will propose now you.
I don't think reciprocal zooming is the way to go. I would proposed to only zoomed those posts you like independently of the blogger that zoomed you previously. Zoom but not for the sake of zooming
the other blogger but for the content first
I will use a worst case example if we start start to do reciprocal zooming.
Example: I write a really, really crappy post and then I go zoomed 200 other bloggers. But because you had the bad habit
of zooming the other blogger, my post will get in the front page but
for no real reasons.
My tips for zooming correctly
This is what I do and you could do:
and Zoom what you like: Myself, I got zoomed but the total number of visitors was lower than the total zoom for some
post. Overall, I got zoomed 177 times and got 196 direct visitors for BZ.
Don't feel obligated by others to also zoom them: If you have the time, you may look them up if
Add the Zoom plugin: It's often missing in post. Placing the plugin will make others aware of BloggingZoom.
Zoom at least one other when you add your own post: For now, the quality is there and it's easy to zoom at least one post. It could be something funny or serious that has nothing to do with your blog.
could say: Good Karma will follow you in time.
You are still free to do what you want and I'm only proposing a way of doing zooming. Of course, I'm far from perfect but that's what I do now. The main goal is to maintain some integrity to the system while it's still young by zooming what you really
Anyway, you may eventually zoom the other blogger back weeks or months later for a post that you really
like(the Karma part).
You will notice that I did not mentioned how you should enter the information. Vic make a good post recently
that I, did zoomed.
Now, you can zoom this post if
you like it ;)
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