If you’re going to kiss ass, kiss the arse of a blogger who is your peer. I see a lot of bloggers trying to kiss john chow and shoemoney ass. I think this is pretty pointless. They don’t even acknowledge the ass kissing. If you spend your time leaving kiss ass comments on their blogs, or if you link to these guys thinking that they’ll appreciate it, you are mistaken. They get so many ass kissers sucking up to them already. They don’t even have the time to receive those kisses.
I’m not a fan of ass kissing. But honestly, you gotta do it sometimes to get ahead. I’ve worked in the corporate world right out of college. I’ve done my share of ass kissing. I didn’t like it, so i started my own business. I don’t know what it is, but it makes me feel uncomfortable. It’s uncomfortable to laugh at corny jokes. It’s uncomfortable to say something when i don’t mean it. But a lot of people do it to try to get ahead. It’s understandable.
In the blogging game, if you’re going to kiss ass, do it to someone who will at least receive it. Kiss the ass of a blogging peer. They will acknowledge it and they might reciprocate. Give a link and receive one back. Leave a comment and have a comment left. Why waste your links and comments on blogs that doesn’t even care. It’s about customer service. When you do business with a big company, you’re going to lose out on personal attention. You’re just going to be another faceless customer. But if you do business with a small company, they will try that much harder to keep you happy. And keep you coming back. They will know your name and visit your blog. They might even mention you in their posts. Like Cheers, “where everybody knows your name.” Visit Cheers. Don’t visit the mega hip bar.
Blogging is a time management game. Since blogging requires a lot of time, you have to spend it wisely to make money. Stop visiting those so called A list blogs. You’re not going to learn anything you don’t already know. Your visit, comment, and link means nothing to those blogs.
With that said, i’ll give everyone who links to me and leaves a comment below, a link on my next post. Link to me and i’ll link you back. If you leave a comment on my blog, i’ll always reply. I’ll try to leave a comment on you blog as well. Let’s help each other out. Why make the rich richer. Us small and medium blogs should be working together to help each other grow. Kiss my ass and i’ll kiss you back.