Showing Some Community Love

I’ve been having a great time exploring the member blogs in my MyBlogLog Community. Currently, the community has 581 members and counting. I encourage all readers to check out the blogs of our community members. I discovered many great blogs this way.

To further reward members for joining my little community, I’ve decided to spread some link love around. I’m going to feature some great blog posts made by community members for you to check out. I enjoyed them and I think you will too.

To increase your chances of being featured in a future community love post, I recommend doing the following steps:

  • Make great blog posts. If the post sucks, I’m not going to link to it.
  • Be active in the community. You may notice that most of the posts highlighted are from community members who are active on this blog. When I’m looking for posts to highlight, my first choice will always be commentators who are also community members.
  • Visit this blog often. If I see you in the “Recent Readers” a lot, chances are good I’ll come visit your blog and check out your posts.
  • Write about me. I’m like Digg. If you write a great post about John Chow, chances are, it’ll hit front page. πŸ˜€

You can chalk this up to another evil John Chow plan to dominate the blogsphere!

40 thoughts on “Showing Some Community Love”

  1. ian says:

    I will get around to writing a review of soon. I just noticed the RSS readership on the site went from 2000+ to 3000+ virtually overnight.

    1. Gdog says:

      This is most likely the result of Google Reader now publishing the number of users subscribing to an RSS feed, either via GR or the Google Homepage. My Feedburner count increased too. I’m surprised John hasn’t posted about this. πŸ˜‰

  2. Woohoo! πŸ˜€ Techzi got featured – Nice one John!

  3. infonote says:

    Now this is a good marketing strategy in action.

    1. HMTKSteve says:

      I agree. John Chow knows how to work a community!

  4. Jeff says:

    WOW john. I’m honoured that you put one of my posts up there as a good post!

    Thank you very much.

  5. Daniel says:

    Thanks for sharing the link love John, generosity is certainly a trait of A-list bloggers, keep it up.

  6. Dean says:

    Amazing way to build your community. Dam, I wish I thought of that. You really are an Internet Marketing Maven.

  7. Nomar says:

    cool πŸ˜€ nice post

  8. Mark Johnson says:

    thanks for the mention John and keep up the good work!

  9. Marc says:

    Great community building project John. I’m pleased that you liked my post πŸ™‚ This ought to have a significant impact on encouraging more people to write quality posts about your website. Great idea.

  10. RSS Allan says:

    I always find when you put lots of resources together in one post it makes it hard to read. No matter how good they are.

    I don’t mean read the actual post I mean read through the list and click through. It’s information overload and I have found I just can’t read them anymore.

    How about you and ‘the Rowse’ tone it down a bit and keep the lists a lot shorter and maybe dpread them over a few posts.

    And don’t even get me started on Yaro’s (I always want to say ‘Yaro starship’ when I say his name out loud) posts which are usually longer than the bible.

  11. John, thanks for linking to one of my articles. It is an honor to be included in your list and I appreciate the extra traffic a link from your site can generate.

    You’re providing numerous ideas for the rest of us on ways to build our own community and popularity. Thanks again.

  12. Leftblank says:

    Nice action John, too bad my website has been down quite some, else I’d have had a bigger chance of being features, maybe next time πŸ˜‰

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, you were down when I went to check your blog.

  13. Debbie says:

    Hi, John. I’ve been a lurker for quite some time. I don’t sell Internet Marketing products, so I didn’t think I could join your community. I have a weight loss blog. But I see other topics featured in your list of articles by community members, so now I’ll join. Thanks for letting the rest of us participate.

  14. Ashish Mohta says:

    Great Idea.I will be checking those ones now.

  15. Mr. Gary Lee says:

    Thanks for the link John! I wouldn’t have even imagined that you’d like to my post! I’m gonna keep chuggin along!

  16. Tyler says:

    Now if I was a comment whore like I was previously before I temporarily took my site down.

    Though I still come back here daily to see what new things you have to say John.


  17. Delwynndwn says:

    Well, it can be kind of hard to know whether or not your posts are good if you’re not getting any kind of feedback, which is what I’m having trouble with on my blog. Heck, even my D&D group isn’t giving me any feedback on my blog.

    But then, I’ve had a habit of being more of a lurker, rather than speaking my mind in posts. So I suppose the best place to start would be to stop lurking, and start posting comments on other blogs and forums more often.

    I hope it leads to me finally getting actual feedback on my blog, whether it be in comments or email.

    And now that I think about it, when are you going to post the 19th batch of reviews John? πŸ˜‰

  18. Shawn Knight says:

    Another excellent idea, I like it… and thanks for the linkage πŸ™‚ Looks like you might need to add yet another category for this new idea

  19. Nate W. says:

    Hey John, thanks for the link! Maybe you are not so evil afterall! πŸ˜‰

  20. Doug Karr says:


    I am definitely a huge fan and continue to spread the word about your blog. It’s your combination of tenacity and transparency that are really inspiring. No doubt this is key to your success!

    Thanks for the link love,

  21. J. Morrison says:

    Another ingenious idea as usual, save some for the rest of us! πŸ˜‰

    – JM

  22. aww, thanks for the love, John.

    *feels all warm and fuzzy inside*


  23. I knew it would pay off to be a John Chow fan πŸ™‚

    Thanks John for the link love – I’ll make sure to write more great blog posts. But I’m wondering why I’ve never seen your face in the “Recent Readers” – maybe you just read my blog through the RSS feed?

  24. Steve says:

    John, Thanks for throwing some link love my way! Much Appreciated.

  25. Your blog is definitely a good example of the old saying “If you want to RECEIVE, you must first GIVE.” By linking to people, you generate a lot of goodwill and buzz and invariably, quality one way links back. Also, it helps your blog’s ‘brand.’ Many webmasters neglect to do this. They think that if they link out to someone else that they are “losing” something. Actually, Internet linking works like Karma. The more you give, the more you get. So give freely. Anyone who wants a free one way link from my site, just contact me via my site and I’ll link to you. Just send your keyword, url, and brief description. is already up there (#1, actually :))

    To paraphrase Al Capone’s remark on voting, when it comes to showing Online Community Love,–link early and link often. The best links are ONE WAY links. Link to others without expecting anything in return and you’ll be blessed πŸ™‚

  26. Jane May says:

    Yeah, “Dating Your Boss” is one of our favorites also, especially since it was inline with Valentine’s Day. Thank you for featuring it on the post John. You keep thinking of keeping current visitors active and new visitors wanting to be active. It shows on the Top Commentators list. I’ve seen people show up that I hadn’t noticed before.

    I’m taking notes πŸ™‚

  27. WMA says:

    Another smart move…. You never cease to amaze me!

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  29. John says:

    Hi John,

    YOu are really a man that know how to generate link to your site and get lots of traffic to your site man! A big Salute to you!

    John Tan

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