Oftentimes, bloggers don’t link to other sites, as they fear their readers may like the “other” site better, and they may lose a regular reader.
Some bloggers won’t link to other sites, due to page rank…but that’s another story…….
When I first started blogging, my second post was named “Give Credit Where Credit Is Due”.
In that post, I provide links to seven sites that I had found helpful, and/or the authors provided free themes, which I utilized.
I wanted to do a “public thank you” in an effort to show my appreciation.
Did some of my readers leave me? I have no way of knowing.
However, if I can provide a reader with a link to the information they are looking for, than I did a good thing. My blog served it’s purpose.
If a reader comes to your site regularly, or subscribes in a reader, they are doing so because they enjoy your content.
Providing links to sites that “compliment” yours, is a way of sharing more with your readers.
Your Blogroll is another method of sharing links to favorite sites.
Do you provide links to other sites in your blog, or posts?
Are you worried that some readers may leave or unsubscribe to your blog, because they like another site better?
Have you ever written a “public thank you”, for those who have helped you along the way?
How do you show your gratitude to those who have helped you, on the road to blogging?