Generate word of mouth and traffic/visitors/subscribers to your blog Helps you establish authority in your content niche and your "personal brand“ Get ideas for blog posts Different perspective or additional information related to the topic of your post - and gasp! corrections
Read and comment on blogs Think before you write! What did they say well? What did they miss? Answer questions What are other people saying How does it apply to you Look forward Look backward Ask what if?
Define Your Niche Identify Bridge bloggers Use RSS Reader Monitor your "ego" and "keyword" feeds from Technorati and Twitter Become the Queen of Commenting Have a Good System for Tracking Your Comments Write posts that encourage conversation
Will I have to deal with more email? How am I ever gonna find time to read lots of blogs? Photo bybiwook
Just thinking about it give me information anxiety!
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