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Are you doing your bit for the blog?

Can you get more out of Technology Bloggers?

Yesterday Jonny, one of our authors, emailed me to let me know about the post he had written on the site he writes for (the Bassetti Foundation) where he wrote about the community awards he picked up, praised the blog and talked about and linked to the posts he has written for us.

Jonny asked that I promoted the idea of the community a little bit more through an article, which is exactly what I am going to do!

It is time for the poster again 😉

Technology Bloggers needs your help!The idea of a community blog is that everyone benefits. It’s in our slogan:

“Read | Contribute | Benefit
A whole community of technology bloggers”

The three keywords there are contribute, benefit and community. We are a community blog, designed in such a way that everyone is able to benefit.

If everyone is helping to improve the blog, the better the blog is, therefore the more we all benefit. Basically the more we all put in the more we all get out.

I really do try hard with this blog, I give it my all, and I feel that if we all did a tiny bit more (like Jonny has) we could make this blog so much better – and it is already really good! A better blog means more benefit for all!

Let me explain.

PageRank

If all of our readers, writers and commenters (I know some of you are all three!) were to write a post like Jonny’s, more PageRank/link juice would be flowing into the blog. This would increase the blogs PageRank overall – not that a high PageRank is anything to really fantasise about.

If the blog is of a higher PageRank, more flows back to all those commenters and writers who have links on the blog, therefore they get an increase in PageRank too – a benefit directly derived from Technology Bloggers.

Traffic

PageRank is maybe not the best of examples, so let me give you another example, using traffic. If you write about the blog, include it in your bio, tweet about it, post about it on Facebook and generally share it via all your social internet channels, then the blog’s traffic will increase.

More people (traffic) means more people reading the content, more people commenting, a bigger, better and stronger community, more opportunities, more articles etc. it also means that for those writers who are adding AdSense to their posts (like Alan) the chance of making more money increases.

More people means more articles getting read, so writers are getting better exposure/greater publicity. Commenters links are more likely to be followed etc.

Brand

Having a bigger, better blog and community, make Technology Bloggers a stronger brand. This means that your association with the blog is a greater benefit for you. Saying you are a writer for TechCrunch brings you a lot of credibility, due to your association with the strong brand, we can make Technology Bloggers like that too!

The bigger we get, the more everyone involved gets out of the blog!

You

So what can you do to help your blog? The answer? Help us by promoting the blog further. We have a great community here, loads of fantastic writers, writing brilliant content daily, so what we really want to do now is expand, and to do that, we need to help more people find out about us.

Why not tweet if you read an interesting article here, also, if you can +1 it, share it via Facebook etc. please do!

Why not tweet or post a comment like:
I am part of the great dofollow community over at Technology Bloggers (www.technologybloggers.org) why don’t you come and join me?
or how about
Why not check out the great dofollow community over at Technology Bloggers – www.technologybloggers.org?

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, share our articles!

If you are a blogger why not add us to your blogroll, or page of favourite sites? Why not add a link to us into your bio? You could even write a post like Jonny has done.

Here are some images you could add to your blog, or post via social media to help promote us:
Technology Bloggers - A Dofollow Community Blog a smaller version – more are available, just contact me 🙂Technology Bloggers - A Dofollow Community Blogshow off that you are part of the community!
I Am Part Of The Technology Bloggers Dofollow Community! www.TechnologyBloggers.orgIf I was a normal blogger, that might have seemed like a very needy plea for help to improve our traffic (which is already very respectable) however I am not, I am a member of a community blog. That is the difference, I am doing this on your behalf. You reading this are going to benefit (hopefully!) from this article, through the communities (that includes you!) response.

What are you going to do to help the blog? Let us all know below! If we get enough people writing about what they have done, I might write a post promoting those people!

Technology Bloggers – a community blog from which we can all benefit!

0 replies on “Are you doing your bit for the blog?”

Hi Jeff, have you just got our email regarding this article, or did you just happen to be here just after I sent it out?

Do I note a sense of entitlement here?

I got an email (actually two – one from the admin account as well) about the post. I read the post; I liked that you are trying to get the community involved. I took the time to appreciate that.

Your reply seems like you almost EXPECT me to do something for your blog and promote it. This attitude is likely to turn off the readers of this blog (it definitely turned me off). You can definitely request your readers to help you promote YOUR blog, but definitely not as if it is THEIR job to do it.

Sorry that you feel that way Amanda, but as it says in the article, this is not my blog! It is your blog just as much as my blog, and if we all work together we can all benefit more!

I think the most important thing for people to naturally link to a post/blog is to have interesting content, unique content, and content that bloggers/website owners think will benefit their blog by adding a link out.

If your blog becomes an authority of something then people will naturally link you from their posts and even sidebars because adding a link enhances their own site or blog.

Hi Chris!

I really appreciate this blogging community and think you are right to post about everyone doing their part. I can tell you that I regularly link to the articles on this blog that interest me on social media (Facebook mostly, probably a few times a week). There is a variety of topics and always something either newsworthy or funny (like the Magic Wand Universal Remote) so social media seems to be the natural thing to do.

Now that you’ve brought this up, however, I will try to review any blogs I’m posting in the future and see if there’s any reference to something I’ve learned here. Then make sure to link back to technologybloggers.org. That’s something new I can add to the mix!

That really is great to here Darci, you are a great example of someone who is helping to improve the community, so that we can all benefit more 🙂

FYI, over the Christmas period (as you would expect) visitor numbers dropped slightly, however it would appear that they are now on the up again – probably thanks to people like you who share the blog and its content across the social web 🙂

One small point to note, I prefer to be called Christopher not Chris, hope that is okay 😉

Hello, first time visitor, I found your blog through WindowsTalk.org and I am glad I did. I have been blogginf for 4 years now on several topics but recently started a tech blog and I am looking for like minded bloggers to mingle with. I look forward to keeping in touch. I am going to look you up on Twitter at least connect and go from there.

Good to have you on board Dan! Thanks for liking us on Twitter 🙂

Good luck with your blog, if you ever fancy writing some stuff for us, you are more than welcome – check out our Write For Us page for more info.

Thanks for commenting, welcome to the community 🙂
Christopher – Admin Team

Hi Christopher! I really apapecirte this blogging community and think you are right to post about everyone doing their part. I can tell you that I regularly link to the articles on this blog that interest me on social media (Facebook mostly, probably a few times a week). There is a variety of topics and always something either newsworthy or funny (like the Magic Wand Universal Remote) so social media seems to be the natural thing to do. Now that you’ve brought this up, however, I will try to review any blogs I’m posting in the future and see if there’s any reference to something I’ve learned here. Then make sure to link back to technologybloggers.org. That’s something new I can add to the mix!

Hi Liza, it is brilliant to here you like the blog and the stuff we write about. Feel free to comment whenever you feel like it 🙂

It is great to know that people like you are helping us grow as a community, so that one day we can be as big as Wired or TechCrunch 😉

Great to have you join the community!
Christopher – Admin Team

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