By J.T Dabbagian of JTDabbagian.com
If you’re brand new to the blogging realm, or if you’re a blogging veteran, please know that there is one thing that stands above everything else in the blogosphere, beyond SEO, monetizing, backlinking, everything. If you only take one thing from my posts on this blog, or on my own, make it this:
Trust is paramount in the blogosphere!
Why am I saying this? I’m writing this because your ability to rise in the blogosphere rests solely on TRUST. Google PR, Technorati, Alexa, all of it, they are all different measures of the way your site is trusted, and if you ever burn your fellow bloggers, you’re slating yourself for a major assault.
Recently, a blogger by the name of Ashwin Kanna decided to run a blogging contest. One person could win $2,500 just by backlinking him with canned text. People believed him, posting backlinks all over the blogosphere, even though there were those who didn’t believe. Unfortunately, they would end up being correct…
Ashwin declared a winner to his “contest:” a blog on wordpress.com that had been made two days before. It had only two posts: One with the backlink text required for the contest, and another post that was a plagiarized article from the New York Times. Ashwin now has a PR rank of 4, a technorati authority of over 400, and an absurd technorati ranking.
Ashwin Kanna lied to the blogosphere.
There are now movements being made to blacklist Ashwin, and take away from him was wasn’t rightfully his in the first place. It’s completely unfair while other bloggers struggle to make it here that Ashwin cheats his way to fame. Please take this lesson seriously: Do not break the trust given to you as a blogger, lest you suffer the fate of Ashwin Kanna.
J.T Dabbagian is an professor in training and Content Consultant working on his Master’s Degree in Communication Studies. He runs his own blog on how to better one’s content and writing ability, as well as offering his views of the Blogosphere Condition. He is Available for consulting for all of your content, blogging and niche determination needs.