Sorry I’ve been MIA – my flu got pretty bad, then I got better, and of course I had work to catch up on. In any case, I have an informal poll question.
Recently, a client I blog for decided that a good way to increase page views might be to try a daily link love post. If you’re lost on link love, here’s a link love example you can view. I like link love posts, because they allow me to offer extra content to readers, stuff I enjoyed reading, that I assume my readers might also enjoy. I also think it’s a decent traffic builder when done in moderation.
The problem I have with link love is not everyone likes a list of links – good links or not. So these posts are lost on some readers. Also, to me, these type of posts don’t exactly represent content. It’s more filler. If I visit a blog daily, I expect to see fresh content, not rehashed links. To me, good original content is what a blog is about and also, if you have a blog that’s in my topic focus and interest, for example, a green blog, and I see a list of links, there’s a good chance I’ve seen some, if not most of these links already.
That said, I tend to only post link love posts once weekly per blog or less.
If I like a blog, and each day that blog posts say one or two original posts AND one daily link love post, I think I might get annoyed. I don’t want to read a daily list of links. I get that at my own RSS feeds. If in fact, a blog I like started a daily link love post, I may not visit anymore.
BUT being that I’m picky, and being that I’m not the only blog reader on the planet, I’m wondering what you think. Is there a line between a good amount of link love vs. too much?
How many link love posts are you willing to read? What sort of link love rules do you apply to your own blogs?