Sometimes we take what we have in life for granted. Take a tree for example. We don’t understand the true importance of a tree until it’s been cut down. Fresh air no longer gets produced and no shade is provided in the hot summers sun.
Like a tree blog engage members are the key to our success. You are the reason why blog engage is the most vital, important and elite blogging community in the blogosphere.
When I sent our mass announcement yesterday I had a sudden realization of how many dedicated members our community has.
If it wasn’t for all your wonderful reinforcing positive comments I may had thought I made a mistake yesterday and I thank you for sticking up for me and our community. I wanted to post some of the positive comments we had because I was moved by the raw and true emotions of our blogging members.
I applaud you for taking this stance and hard line Brian. I myself make it a point to try and look for other new articles after submitting my own. I really like that after you submit it redirects you to upcoming articles and that is my best method of finding new articles and things to read. I vote as often as I can, but I don’t leave many comments on Blog Engage because I often leave them on the bloggers direct article site instead.
I like the tough love you are displaying as I agree 100% . I think it is much better to have a smaller more engaged community then a larger community of selfish bloggers. I will do my part and vote for at least 10 articles every time I submit one
I want hear something like this from you Brian to keep the quality of BlogEngage. You can check my guest post here, less of comments bro! Just you and me! lol! That’s mean people came to put their links and walk away. Send a warning for non active member, we need to build the community with quality not quantity.
I totally agree. I vote up other humor articles whenever I visit. I also vote up marketing blog posts, usually according to what I find on the front page. But SEO is not my main interest. There are times when I am inactive for up to a few weeks at a time. I think 3 votes per one’s own submission is fair.
At first I thought this was a harsh play… But then I started thinking about it. It is very easy to get comfortable just submitting and not giving back. A true community creates conversations and relationshi. Brian I’m on board with the move and will definitely vote more in the future. Thanks and here’s to creating new BlogEngage relationships.
The first thing that surprised me was that Hesham overtook me in the number of votes. But still. I’m sitting on the very strong fifth position amongst Blog Engage active members
In this debate someone mentioned that they’re sorry, that you, Brian, had to write this post. I don’t agree with them. There’s nothing to be sorry about. Everything’s done for the sake of others – respect for that, Brian.
I’ve liked what offered Hesham – the “power users” thing – excellent idea. In other words, there must be some feature, that appreciates active members. Not just the top of them.
Plus, one more thing. Does anyone remember, that you can disable those submissions, that don’t interest you? This way.. if you blog about “Arts and Design”, you can disable all others categories and you’ll have your own BlogEngage – I think, Brian, this feature should be promoted a little bit more.
Too bad you had to come out and put the clamps down, Brian but it needed to be said. There is no reason not to vote for others when everything is just a click away. We all get busy as heck at times, but as has been pointed out already, if you have time to submit, you have time to vote. the additional time is the least anyone can do for the benefits we all realize by posting here.
I think you are doing the right thing Brian. I myself is guilty of not participating that much in this community. But I make it to a point to vote whenever I visit the site whether I submitted an article or not.
Hey Brian, I respect the stance that you have taken. This is very important for setting the standards for your site and will benefit you greatly in the long term because you and everyone else involved with blog engage will enjoy more meaningful and beneficial blogging relationships rather than random exchanges. Keep up the great work Brian.
I think you should delete those who are not active, I mean what for having them on board!
Agree with you. Voting on others articles helps meet new bloggers and gain new idols for upcoming articles.
Brian I agree that voting on more then 3 posts is ideal, btu I was agreeing with you on your policy that you need to vote on 3 per your own pot. Some days I vote on 1 or 2, some days I vote on 8. It really depends. Overall your policy is the way to go to benefit all bloggers. Maybe you can set it that to be published you need the original 10 votes and you have had to vote on atleast 3 posts before your post goes published.
A big thanks to everyone that support the positive and interactive growth of blog engage. With your attitude and support our community will continue to grow larger and larger.
This warning was not for you! I enjoy having all you guys and girls as blogging friends and would never ask you to be active or leave. This message was meant for all the bloggers that submit content and leave without participating in the website.
I’m sorry for any confusion. I got so many apologize yesterday so please have no fear if you are an inactive member you are still welcomed in our community. But remember if you submit you must participate, visit a few pages and vote for other bloggers.
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