I have been blogging for many years. I believe this year will conclude as my 7th year blogging on Blondish.net. Believe me, it has changed quite a bit. More tools have changed to be more community oriented as the content pulls in people who want to continue on the topics through whatever comment system has been integrated. Bloggers went from hard coding plain HTML or simple php sites without comments, to using simple outside comment resources like Haloscan (haloscan), and then finally to blog platforms like WordPress (wordpress), and many others. Bloggers now use social network sites like Twitter and other sites to push their content to the masses. However, I have been finding that there are people pushing their content in a manner that may detract from their own site.
- The blogger who tweets and retweets their posts constantly without engaging their followers.
- The blogger who shares articles with followers and asks loyal followers to spam their links on other blogger’s sites that may not be relevant to the article they wish to be shared.
- The blogger who creates a separate ID to push the same content that they are already tweeting in another.
- The blogger who tweets, visits other sites and pushes their link at sites that are not on topic through the comment system – comment spam.
Sharing your material with others is great. In fact, that is the beauty of social media. However, here is the problem. Sharing your material in a way that is off topic and does not belong is spam. Whether within a social network, or other’s blogs, it is the responsibility of the site owner to make sure that they only promote within areas that will help attract people to your blog or where you want them to go. This extends to those who help push your content as well. Your loyal visitors may not be as internet savvy and could plug your content in places that may do more harm rather than help.
The reason for this is that you could be reported for spamming. Regardless if it is at another’s blog, or on the social network streams, you run that risk. You could face the following (not all or possibly all depending on how extreme the offense is):
Spam has been a big issue, so when you push your content to the masses, be cautious and knowledgeable.
How do you manage promoting your content online?