I've mentioned before how I've been learning & discovering new things on blogs & blogging. I have been discussing this with some friends, and they've mentioned that blogging is actually like a community of like-minded people (basically of bloggers!). We so called share a certain character & behaviour & that's why we click!
Of course, our blogs may differ from one another from layout to content, but we have somethings in common to stick together. In fact through blogging, I've made a few good friends though I've yet to see some of you in person (and some not even the photos haha).
Getting Connected & Making Friends
It may take quite some time to search for blogs and fellow bloggers. That's why networking sites can come in useful - especially those niche or blogger specific.
Well, welcome the new kid on the block, SocialSpark.
If you like to make new friends, especially fellow bloggers, then this is the medium for you. Just like a social networking site, you can upload your photo (or your unique avatar), and describe yourself & list your blogs.
Then you can use their search function to find fellow bloggers by industry or even by country! This is one missing link in the blogosphere that is finally fixed!
(I've always been wanting to connect to my fellow countrymen where I can msg them direct) :)
Oh, and one unique function here is you can prop (thumbs up/ vote) to the people you like and even prop their blog(s). Of course, you can 'drop' (thumbs down) to them too.
And by having more friends means you can be driving more traffic to your blog (they can see yr blogs on your profile). So, in fact, this is really like killing 2 birds with 1 stone. I think these are already good enough reasons to join this site.
But Wait, There's More
Now, the 'juicy'/ 'juicier' part - at least for some of you. Well what you guys can do here is again to be a paid reviewer (like an editor of a newspaper - just that you are a paid writer on your very own blog).
I've mentioned before that this is really one of the ways to earn money besides Pay Per Click Ads. Simply go to the Marketplace, and choose relevant Advertisers that meet your readers' profile. Of course, you'll need to qualify as well (there's a certain requirement eg. no. of hits, etc).
As for payment wise, they pay via PayPal, so all you will need is to have a PayPal account.
So, guys, come and join in this new site at SocialSpark. If monies really not what you are after (or why you write your blog), then, at least make some new blogger friends.
Again, I hope this article came in useful for you :)