I first heard the term from Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. And I kinda under stood what “blog love” was. But it seems there are really a few definitions of blog love. For some, subscribing to many blogs via RSS is blog love. I got this definition on Daniele Capistrano’s blog. Daniela brags of collecting blogs via rss with the same veracity as a child of the 90’s collected pogs. Then there is the definition of “blog love” that kinda just means to love blogging. I think this bumper sticker sums it up.
One person defines blog love as leaving comments on other people’s blogs and particularly on people who are new to blogging.
So, I’ve been trying to do this little blog love thing, rather than just flying by some of the blogs I read, I’ve been making more of an effort to post a couple comments here and there, and I’ve especially been trying to stop in and give a hello to new bloggers… spreading some blog love… I’d love to see others spreading the love, but I’m afraid my little blog just doesn’t have the power… but I’m trying anyway
I think the definition that Sheryl was talking about is the idea that if you get some information or a quote from a blog that you should site that blog. But you not only site the blog but you hyperlink to the blog you got the information from. It has been a little over a week now and I am a blogger. I am, and I know it is too soon, getting a bit disappointed that I am not getting people that I don’t know to comment on my blog. That does not mean that I don’t extremely appreciate the people who have left me comments. I have been doing acts of blog love and I would hope that some of the love would come back my way.
Also, from what I understand from my short tenure as a blogger, blog love is an unwritten rule much the way you don’t bunt in baseball when you are up a lot of runs. Just like you don’t steal bases when you are beating a team by many runs. Blog love is the same way. You just don’t mention someone’s name in a blog without linking it to his or her blog. You also don’t copy and paste something from someone’s blog with out citing it and hyperlinking to the original blog.
To get more people to comment on my blog, I have been doing self-serving things. I have been commenting on blogs and I have been hyperlinking in people’s comments to my own blog. What would you call this type of self-serving blog love? What ever you call it I feel a little un-clean.
Am I missing anything? Should I be doing other acts of blog love that I am not doing or I missed in this post? I’m asking for your guidance.