Have you ever joined a sales company that ended up being a pyramid scheme? I did. The one I joined had something to do with phone cards. I don’t remember the details, but from experience, I learned, if sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Bloggers can gain more traffic by forming pyramids.
How, you ask?
Think about it.
You have a blog.
Someone “finds ” you, and comments.
Blogging etiquette steps in, and you go to their blog, and reciprocate with a comment.
While on “their” blog, you see a comment from another blogger that intrigues you, so you go to their site.
On that site, you may leave a comment, or may find another comment that leads you to yet another blog.
Soon, based on one person’s comment, you venture further into cyberspace, via blogs.
As more people comment on your blog, the process repeats.
You leave comments and other bloggers follow the crumbs, and find their way back to you
If you were to draw it out, it mimics how a pyramid scheme works
In blogging, you don’t hear it being called a pyramid. (Pyramid schemes involve the exchange of money.)
In blogging, it’s called community.
Small communities form and soon intermingle with each other.
You see it in blogs and social networks.
The bigger your pyramid, the higher your traffic.
Have you ever thought how expanding your community forms a pyramid of sorts?
Do you see how important it is to network with other bloggers?
Have you noticed an increase in traffic as your pyramid grows?
How big is your pyramid?
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