Skip to comments.Another word about bloggers posting in the bloggers forum!
Posted on 01/11/2010 1:02:56 PM PST by iloveamerica1980
If anybody has a problem with any blogger links please contact the moderator and let them be the judge of Freeper infractions. But please be mindful of the bloggers who provide timely, beneficial posts which further the conserative cause or benefit the conversation within some of the other catagories. Considering that this is a blogger forum, if it looks like someone has gone to the trouble of locating a good video and/or article with some unique commentary then cut him/her some slack. If its a drive-by blogger then call him on it. We need to encourage excellence in blogging ESPECIALLY amoungst fellow conservatives. Bloggers who work diligently poviding timley, quality information should be rewarded for their efforts and not discouraged. What do you think?
I’m a little confused about this “blogger-hatred” - Isn’t the “Bloggers and Personal” section of the site expressly and explicitly designed for bloggers to post? Why would that bother anyone? If I see something I don’t want to read, I just keep going...
It’s in response to the perplexing post: Why do I have to tolerate bloggers?
As someone who doesn’t blog to speak of, and who certainly doesn’t post it on FR, I still have to ask:
Why don’t you just mind your own business? If you don’t like bloggers, then don’t go to the blogger section. Or if you don’t like a particular blog, then don’t click on its thread? Simply not clicking a mouse button is a lot easier than trying to whip together some half-baked crusade against bloggers who don’t meet your particular standards.
It’s only certain bloggers. They post an article with little or no information about the story and a link to their website.
You have the copyright to what you wrote, so even if it is a "Pimp my blog" post, please post at least a few paragraphs. Don't pretend to be the AP or the Washington Post.
I wish the main news page would identify which forum each article is in.
It would be easier to avoid a potentially interesting (but ultimately disappointing) article if we knew that it was a blogger's article to begin with.
Right now you can't tell which forum it is in until you click on it.
You have it backwards.
iloveamerica1980 likes to posts excerpts of his blog and cause
folks to give him "hits" to read the article. Some folks object to this.
If you wrote it in your blog, you can post it in it's entirety on FR.
This garnering of "hits" is known as blog pimping.
I couldn’t agree with you more! I love bloggers and also am one myself! Again this is in response to the perplexing post: Why do I have to tolerate bloggers?
Why dont you just mind your own business? If you dont like bloggers, then dont go to the blogger section. Or if you dont like a particular blog, then dont click on its thread? Simply not clicking a mouse button is a lot easier than trying to whip together some half-baked crusade against bloggers who dont meet your particular standards.
There’s much more to the story. Did you see that link in post # 4?
What we have here is too many blog pimps posting in News (not bloggers). They post 5-10 words and are only here to call attention to their own blogs.
They have an agenda, and are using Free Republic as a free resource to get more google ad revenue as FReepers click on on their blogs.
These bee-yatches need to be slapped down. They’re getting worse than useless vanities.
It is. What burns me is the 10 word teasers that lead to :
A blog that is amateurish and poorly written
A blog that then links straight to an MSM article.
A blog, with a link and source that reads "Fox", "CNBC" or some other MSM source, but it's actually a blog link (see poster Shellybenoit for examples of that practice.)
There is no reason why they cannot post the whole article.
They get a new story, change the title and repost only you have to go to their site.
You don’t know it’s in Bloggers and Personal until you open the thread. Sure, I do not give them the hit ... but they are wasting my time by my having to open the thread.
They should have to post the whole article on FR. Then let the reader decide if they want to go to their blog.
FR does not allow advertising in taglines. So FR should ban blog pimping IMO.
FR does not allow advertising. Why can bloggers link to their site wherein they essentially advertising their site?
“iloveamerica1980 likes to posts excerpts of his blog and cause folks to give him “hits” to read the article.”
humblegunner, I’m dissapointed in you! Why do you continue to be antagonistic towards fellow conservatives? This section of the forum is for blog/web link posting, unless you can explain what else these are used for:
Source The name of the source (example: The Washington Times)
Source URL A web link to the original article (including blogs)!
Therefore this cannot qaulifiy as blog pimping by definition.
Anyone who uses deceptive headline teases, just a brief and controversial quote, or any other "marketing" technique to intentionally draw traffic away from FR and onto their own blog is a blog pimp and, in the view of many, not at all a good FReeper.
Lots of bloggers post daily with no problems. But there are also an increasing number of bad-faith bloggers pimping for hits. Still, only those with egregious blog pimp behavior - like misleading headlines - get this or any other grief from me.
Are you trying to garner hits? If so, it’s blog pimping.
Why not post the whole article? Or post the original article. Blog pimping is ruining this site.
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