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Old 22nd May 2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Should You Contact Someone If You Link To Their Blog?

I just started my blog...hence I don't really expect anyone to rush out and link to it just yet. But I am wondering, if include someone's blog or site in my blogroll should I contact them and let them know? I know there's technology out there that tells them, just wondering if there's any advantage to letting them know personally?

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Old 22nd May 2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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There really is no need. If you're linking to a post they wrote on their blog, chances are they'll know immediately, or close to it. If the link is in your blogroll, they'll probably find out within a day or two when they check the referrals in their website stats. And yes, everybody checks their stats...

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I agree there isn't a need, but it can be a good opportunity for more networking if you are just getting started. Doesn't hurt to start up some conversation.

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Ditto what Logan says.

Even though the "www" allows people to hide behind it's vasteness, we still appreciate and lean towards a "connection" made with someone online as opposed to nothingness.

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Old 23rd May 2007, 12:04 PM   #5
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I appreciate the responses. I think it is a good networking opportunity as well. I just don't want to come off as begging for attention/links. I'm in this for the long haul, so to speak, so I'd rather build trust & a good network of contacts over time.

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Old 31st May 2007, 03:40 AM   #6
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I totally agree on the networking thing. I also think it's just polite to reach out and say HI!

That being said, I link to some sites on my blog which I have not contacted - mainly it is people who are "above me" and who probably have thousands of people linking to them already.

But now that I say it, maybe it is time to reach out across the wires and just say hi.

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Yes it certainly couldn't hurt to say 'Hey! I added you to my blogroll."(or linked in a post,etc) Anyone can appreciate that.

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