Reading other bloggers blog is something that I have been doing way before I started this blog or even thought about building my very own blog.
Now that I am a blogger, why do I continue to read other people’s blog?
Good question don’t you think. I don’t read their blogs to steal information, but to get inspiration, ideas and to create a friendly relationship with the other bloggers.
I have 4 valid reasons why you should be reading other blogs.
For me, I am inspired when I read other blog articles by other bloggers. I like to read their success story and this inspire me to do my best in this blogging world to make a name for myself.
I must admit that the person who really inspired me is Bilal Rammuny from RobsWebTips.com. Thanks Rob for the help that you have given me so far. 🙂
When I read other I get new ideas for future post. I don’t steal their information and pass it as my own because that would be stealing, and that would be unprofessional.
What I do sometimes is dig through other bloggers archive and see posts that the blogger has already posted, read those post and I might write a post on that topic but I develop it in a different way so I can further educate my blog readers.
Helps Against Burnout
In one of my previous post I spoke about how to avoid blogger burnout and visiting other blogs help against this blogger syndrome.
In part I said: “Sometimes it’s best to take a break away from your blog to get your mind at ease. If you are always trying to find something to do about blogging then one day you will be burnt out.
Visit other blogs, make comments, participate in other non blogging activities and have fun.”
Gain More Traffic
When you make comments on other blogs, you gain traffic. A lot of blogs now offer do-follow links so you can gain some juice from their blog. Do-follow also encourages blog readers to make more and more comments.
CommentLuv is also installed on most blog these days. So when leaving a comment you can use the commentluv plugin to attach your latest blog post, or select from the latest 10 to include in the comment.
With my blog, I use the commentluv plugin and pick out the best articles of the week and award my commentators with link back to their articles in the links of the week.