It’s been ages since I last replied to any comments here. I know, I know, this is one of the worst things a blogger can do: letting their commentators think they’ve been ignored. That wasn’t the case though, as I get (and read) all comments via email. And to show you all that you are very important to me, and that your comments are always welcome and valued, I’ve decided to link back to you.
Now some will say that linking back to other blogs has always been this place’s main trait. That’s right, but one thing I usually don’t do here is that sort of “weekly links” or “speed linking” posts. While I like them as a reader, I prefer listing a small amount of links on each of my posts, with a few exceptions. Well, it’s never too late to try new things (i. e., to mimic your fellow bloggers’ traditional practices).
Here is my thank you to all whom I owed replies to (in no particular order):
* Frank C
Watch Out For This Comment Spam – A new type of comment spam is explained in this article.
5 More Ideas on Value Blogging – He tells an interesting personal experience.
RSS Explained – Lifting the Mystery of RSS FEEDS – Excellent guide for beginners.
100 Articles in 1 Month – My Journey – Read it and realise that it’s not impossible.
15 Almost Free Opportunities To Make Money Online – Great post. Pity it’s only helpful to people living in English-speaking countries.
How To Make An Affiliate Shop Using Data Feeds In WordPress – This post, on the other hand, would be useful for any WordPress users.
How To Make Your First ClickBank Sale – Some might argue that this post contains unethical tips. Others might disagree.
7 Reasons Why The Best Marketers Are Bloggers – A good list, but the 4th reason is by far my favourite, because of its amusing tone.
* Steven Snell
The Pros and Cons of Writing for Other Blogs – Steven’s posts on guest blogging are all must-reads.
Vandelay Website Design Services – Actually not a blog post, but a page where you can get information on website design services.
* Matt Jones
4 Steps Towards Successful Online Entrepreneurial Decision Making – Some simple ideas to help you decide what’s better for you, instead of letting others tell you what to do.
Story Behind The Sale Of Blogging Fingers – Yes, Matt has sold his blog. And turned his own story into an interesting case study.
Four Reasons Why the Entertainment Niche Is Great For Making Money – This article is very different from the usual guides you’d find on most make-money-online blogs.
Google PageRank Doesn’t Matter. Can We Stop Talking About It Now? – Sorry, Maki, but we can’t. Not yet. But this post is excellent all the same.
172 ways to save the Environment – As you can tell, this was his Blog Action Day post.
9 Plugins to kick-start your WordPress blog – Plugins that help you build readership.
Related post plugin of WordPress : How to install it by running a SQL query – An in-depth tutorial that may help even those not so savvy bloggers.
Some Blogging trends which are here to stay! – I don’t really believe in “trends that are here to stay” because life is just too dynamic. Still this is a very interesting read.
A Crash Course On Writing Search Engine Optimized Posts – Easy-to-follow instructions.
How To Turn Your Personal Blog Into a Semi-Pro Blog – The last item on this article made me a bit confused, because despite the fact that this is a freely-hosted blog, Mohsin has left a couple comments here.
Top 3 FREE Website Monitoring Tools – Many bloggers have been telling their readers not to obssess over stats, but tracking a site’s traffic is still very important and these tools may be of great help.
Top 10 Signs That You Have Monetized Blogitis - It’s a funny article, and also an important alert.
* Terry Didcott
Writing Honest Paid Reviews and “The Gonster” – Guess who “The Gonster” is?
Blogging Links – This explains why linking out is good for you and for your blog.
* Nick Bakewell
Promotion is Perseverance – It is indeed.
Get Indexed In Google In One Day – When replying to a comment I’d left on another post, Nick confirmed that this technique does work.
I don’t know this person’s name, but I assume he/she belongs to the team behind TaskBin, which seems to be a good task management service.
* Michael Martin
Why You Should Use A Sideblog – This is the type of idea that could generate even more ideas.
Paid Theme Directory is Fine By Me – I guess this will become a hot topic very soon. Michael analyses its highs and lows.
* A note to Alex from blogindiversity.com: I know you’ve commented on a few posts of mine, and I truly appreciate it. But I couldn’t link to any of your articles because I simply can’t access your blog. The other day my sister tried to visit it using a proxy server, and she succeeded in it. So I guess you have some sort of IP blocking in place. :(
Hopefully my “comment reply debt” is paid now. :-P
I suspect that many — if not all — of the bloggers listed above won’t even remember that last month they posted comments I never responded to, but nevermind.
This list will keep you all busy for a long time (I can tell you it’s kept me busy for hours). I hope I haven’t skipped anyone, but in case I have, please let me know.