This is how I [blog] roll

Since I started blogging, I have never shared with you how I was keeping up with all the news. I have basically 2 tools:

  1. As Greg recently reported in “The holy trinity of blogging”, WordPress is an amazing tool in itself. If you like, comment or follow I will always visit and most likely like, comment or follow back. I find it easier to connect with people on WordPress that have enabled the social features.
  2. To WordPress Reader, I prefer a RSS Reader. In the past I used Google Reader, but since his unfortunate death, I have moved on and now uses NewsBlur. I currently have more than 100 feeds that I defined as Photography but it’s only one of my categories (read I have way more feeds :D)

I use Newsblur daily, WordPress Reader almost weekly and time to time twitter, instagram or tumblr as a complement.

I have 2 rules I follow:

  • I will follow you if you post great material (tutorial, pictures, interesting opinions…) on a regular basis (as my number of feeds is unlimited I’m pretty loose on the regular definition..The better the material the looser I will be). Most of the time I will follow on WordPress first and if I keep coming back, I will add you as a RSS feed to be sure to not miss anything you post
  • I will not follow people that don’t post original content. If you post pictures, I’m looking for your pictures not somebody’s else. If you happen to post somebody’s work on occasion, I will look for the credits.

If you need help with RSS feeds don’t hesitate to contact me, I truly believe it is a world changing tool.

If you believe I should follow you too (or someone you know), don’t hesitate to leave a link in the comments and I promise I will visit it.

By Sebastien Grobelny


4 Responses to This is how I [blog] roll

  1. janina says:

    Well, I guess that leaves me out in the cold. 😉

  2. I think I might need to create some similar rules–there are so many blogs out there. Basically, I try to at least visit those blogs that have visited my site and left some sort of mark (a “like” or a follow). Like you, if the content is interesting and regular, I go back. What do you do when it is apparent that the blogger is no longer visiting your site? I find it hard to keep visiting them since there is so much compelling content.

    • I think that it’s the trick part of rules, you need to know when to bend them 😉
      If your optimistic you will continue to go to the sites with stunning contents hoping that the owner will notice your dedication and eventually go back to your site with similar high quality content.

      I’d also like the opportunity of your comment to tell you that I do visit your site on regular basis but don’t know enough about wines to appreciate your posts 😦

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