Blog Challenge: Make New Friends

September 22, 2009



When I was a Girl Scout, (yes, I was) there was a little round we sang:

“Make new friends but keep the old,
One is silver and the other gold.”

Neeti Ray has shown through her own blogging efforts how networking can help promote a blog. Barely a year old, her blog is on the blog roll of many sites that I ‘m not on after two years of blogging. It doesn’t hurt that her posts are beautifully written and insightful, but clearly she has the Leo gift for charming new followers. And how does she do this? She makes friends.

She follows blogs. She comments regularly on them. She engages the blog authors in conversations. Recently, she posted an article that shows just how many astrologers with who she’s had conversations. Networking plain and simple.

Sometimes, some of us that have been blogging for a while forget this simple concept. Either we are engaged in our writing efforts or trying to manage the flow of communication that comes at us from our readers, or life happens and we have to pay attention to something other than blogging. Yet if we want to grow our audience, we need to draw attention to ourselves.

Here is your challenge for today. Go to five other astrology blogs and leave an insightful, meaningful comment on the most recent piece. Lets AMP up the challenge and let’s say you visit only two that you’ve visited before and three you haven’t. Keep tabs on the results and see who visits you because of it.

Go out and make some new friends and let your old ones know you are still around. Then drop me a line and let me know how it worked for you

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  1. To tell you all the truth, I didn’t get through the entire challenge yesterday. I did however, while following the challenge, happen upon an opportunity to guest post which is another great way to promote your blog. Shortly after received an invitation to guest post on another site. Serendipity? Maybe We’ll talk about guest posting in a future post. .

  2. Great advice Beth – I’ve just started out and have begun to realise how important this is. So…I thought I’d start my commenting right here 🙂

  3. Tony,


  4. […] mentioned before that you should make new friends. You should also link to their blogs. Julie Demboski does it by mentioning posts she likes at the […]

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