I'm Mark! This is the best opportunity for you to get the most out of your blog.
I've seen how hard it is for beginners to really make it big in the blogging world.
Then this idea came to me. Since all new bloggers need some sort of "support group" to somehow gain legitimate visitors and subscribers, why not create one that will do exactly that.
The common practice in the blogosphere is to create links with other blogs in order to increase the page rank. It works most of the time, but there is that risk of eventually getting banned by Google for such practice. So, I thought to myself, what is missing here? There must be some other way to somehow increase a blogs visibility without going through that process. Of course, there are online blogger communities you can join, but, how much benefit can you really derive from such communities. There's also similar services like entrecard, but, it's application, by virtue of its methodology, somehow limits its usefulness. Now, I kept thinking to myself, there must be some other way. After a lot of thinking... it hit me. Just agree with somebody to apply the golden rule, that is, "to do to others what you want others to do to you". And what do people usually do when they agree on something? They SHAKE!
"After a lot of thinking... it hit me. Just agree with somebody to apply the golden rule, that is, "to do to others what you want others to do to you"."
The SHAKE is an informal agreement... that someone agrees with another to do something in exchange for that other person to do the same. It's simply an exchange of blog reactions. The idea is to make it free and decentralized.
"It's simply an exchange of blog reactions.."
Several intuitive SHAKE for bloggers:
A. Shake for Comments and Subscription = Here, a visitor is required to comment and subscribe to the blog and in exchange the blog owner agrees to comment and subscribe to the visitors blog.
C. Shake for Digg Votes = A visitor Diggs a post, the blog owner also Diggs that visitor's post.
D. Shake for StumbleUpon Faves = A visitor Stumble's the post and the blog owner also Stumble's the visitor's post. Note: Only stumble those you are really interested in.
E. Shake for Technorati Faves = A visitor faves the post and the blog owner faves the visitor's post.
F. Shake for Keyword Search = A visitor uses a search engine to search for the post of the blog owner using the post keyword provided and the blog owner also agrees to do the same.