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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Article - Social networking - just like real life

Taking a moment to escape from the hurly burly that is the build up to Christmas - and with Fabulous Photo Gifts busier than ever, it occurred to me that SEO social networking is a bit like living in a small close (as we do).

In real life, you may go days without seeing your neigbours - it's dark when you leave for work in the morning, it's dark by the time you get home and with so much to do, a whole week can go by without you even catching site of your neighbours.

Of course we all have our favourite neighbours - those we're particularly on good terms with - "will you look after our goldfish while we're away" type of thing. Even they may not see us very often, but when they do, all past non-contact is forgotton and conversations take up where they left off, even if that football match was 3 weeks ago.

It's very much the same with Blogs and MySpace profiles. You have your favourites, visitors that are closer to you than others, but you don't always have time to 'see them' and days can become weeks.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing - It can get boring talking about the same things day after day - a little absence makes the heart grow fonder you know.

Far better to have a break and come back with some really stunning content that will gain a better following and hopefully lead to more traffic to your site.

Of course, if you've got the time then try cultivating new contacts rather than repeatedly 'hitting' your usual ones. You'll find your content gets read by more people and is generally perceived as more quality than quantity.

Oh and in case I don't manage to find a dark corner before - a very Merry Christmas to one and all.


1 comment:

Janeth said...

I agree with you but I also think there are a lot of people out there we would like to meet but never get the chance because their scared to say Hi.