In my last post Being a Freelance Writer, I did rather belabour the point about my being disorganised and haphazard in the way that I work. Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that nothing has changed on that front! Ha! I bet you thought I was going to say I’d taken on board the organising skills of a time management expert to find a solution to my problem…
LMAO!! I don’t see this as a problem, so just as a pig is happy rooting around in its muddy sty, I’m happy being myself.
But today, that’s not the purpose of this post nor the reason I’m actually in the frame of mind to post it. I wanted to highlight a page I’ve created in this site which is for my many friends I’ve made online during my two years hammering away at the Internet Marketing game. These are people who have either helped me along the way or have become friends with similar interests and aspirations. I believe that to succeed online, you have to have friends because its a damned hard slog on your own.
Of course that’s not to say you can’t succeed alone and I’m sure many people do quite well for themselves either because of it or despite it. But its a little easier when you have people who can help you out with the things that you can’t do yourself.
Along the way, I’ve had plenty of site building and coding problems that I just couldn’t figure out on my own and others have jumped in to help me, for which I am very grateful. Likewise, when I was floundering around not knowing how I was ever going to make money online, there were people there who helped with solid methods and techniques that really do work. The list of ways in which people have helped me is long and varied, but suffice it to say, I’m glad they were there when I needed them and I also believe that you should do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.
So I’ve been giving back wherever I can in my forum and various blogs. What I’ve learned over the past two years, I happily give back as free information on my other sites such as thehonestway.com, makeblogmoney.com and moneyhints.com to name just a few.
There is another way that I can say thank you to everyone I know and that’s in giving some link juice to their sites by way of a list of links on a special page I’ve provided just for that purpose. There I can keep everyone together and see at a glance if I’ve missed anyone out!
So if you haven’t spotted the page yet, its sitting up in my navigation bar just under my strange staggered image of myself at the top of the page called simply Tel’s Friends.
It’s not originally my idea to do something like this. In fact it has been around probably longer than I have in one form or another. More recently the “do follow” group of blogs came into being and the D-List was formed, being a list of links to blogs that all allowed comment links to be followed by the search engine bots to give their owner some link juice. That sort of died when certain search engines altered the way they give authority to certain types of links, meaning blog comment links became pretty worthless if you were trying to build authority.
A better way to do this was kicked off publicly by my good friend Griz at his Make Money Online blog which I had a small hand in helping to bring into being in his page Friendz of Griz, which that link will take you to if you click it.
It’s all about helping your friends who have helped you in the past or who are likely to carry on helping you in the future because they’re friends!
Isn’t it nice to read about one of the really positive aspects of the Internet Marketing fraternity on the web every now and again? Some of us are actually nice people!