#Blogmas2018 Ritu’s Blog Tips #10

Day 10.

My muse, my tea my workstation!

Don’t link drop! 

Do you know what I mean by link dropping?

I’m not talking about leaving your links where you are responding to a challenge or prompt, or even when you are at a blog party, where you are invited to leave a link to a particular post…

No, I mean when you visit other blogs, desperate for followers, and you type ‘Nice post!’ (Always a no no, see yesterday’s tip!) then your own blog link, or a ‘Please follow me!’ plea!

These types of comments always put me off, because a blogger hasn’t attempted to interact with me, allowing me to get to know them a little better. Often, if someone has been commenting regularly, I’ll click their Gravatar and check their blog out myself, to see whether their content is something I would want to read.

If it is, I will follow myself. If not, I won’t.

No offence to that blogger, but I’m sure they’d rather have meaningful interactions, rather than empty likes…

But often, a link drop will either get ignored, edited, or if a repeat offender, binned!

And I think I speak for a lot of seasoned bloggers when I give this particular tip…

Of course, if I have asked for your links, then by all means leave them!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 17:19:00

    I generally don’t approve comments that have links in them, Ritu.

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  2. Dan Antion
    Dec 11, 2018 @ 12:38:06

    I whole-heartily agree. I saw other people doing this when I started, but it never felt right. Occasionally, I will leave an on-topic link to something I’ve written or something I’ve read, but I usually almost apologize ahead of time.

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  3. syl65
    Dec 11, 2018 @ 02:43:26

    It just makes the comment seem so insincere!

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 20:26:08

    I agree Sis! Have a nice evening. Michael

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  5. Erika Kind
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 20:10:27

    Fully with you, sis! Such behaviors are upsetting me. If I find a dropped link (when even with a “Nice post”) I delete it. I don’t want to be mean but blogging is not about following and refollowing.

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  6. elementhealing
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 14:56:40

    This is great. The whole point is to interact, that takes a little work but worth it.

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  7. fiftyshadesofconfused
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:57:13

    What’s a link drop. Sorry I’m new to blogging so would love followers and not sure what I’m doing

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  8. April Munday
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:33:40

    I always bin those sort of comments. If they can’t come up with a useful comment, their blog is probably not worth reading.

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  9. foodzesty
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 08:11:39

    I agree and I have never asked anyone to follow me. 🙂

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  10. Carol Anne
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 07:22:27

    Thank god I don’t get too many link drops! xo

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  11. scr4pl80
    Dec 10, 2018 @ 04:10:52

    So agree. Kind of pathetic I think when you ask to be followed.

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