I was surprised at how well this post worked. Within 24 hours I had well over 100 friend requests on Facebook and Twitter. It is proof that we all want to help one another and we all can help one another promote our blogs.
I found an interesting article on Articlebase.com written by Karl Glantschnig .
When it comes to promoting your blog on social networking websites, you have a number of different options. Your first option is to include a link to your blog in your community profile or profile page. This will allow other community members to checkout your blog, only if they wish to do so. The other way is to inform your online friends of your blog through private messages. Once you join a social networking website and create or join a network of friends, you should easily be able to communicate with those friends. Sending each of your friends a private message with information and a link to your blog tends to be more effective than just placing a link in your profile or on your profile page.
These two steps are widely used by many people promoting not just their blog, but other interests. The secret to winning a reader base is sincerity.
When you post a link on the group page, be very careful to not step on anyone's toes. The group creator has been nice enough to let you into the group to network. Don't tick that person off. Not only will you be kicked out of the group but, others will know what is going on. By others, I mean potential networking contacts.
When you send out those e-mails or messages, don't just send them out for personal gain- such as referring the reader to your $149.99 one day seminar. Start out nice. Simply thank your new friend for the follow. Building trust for a long-term relationship is far more important that getting that $149.99 today.
In closing, I wish to thank everyone who has followed me and requested my friendship.
Supporting one another is what networking is all about.