This is an excellent tip for beginners to blogging. Never, ever write to someone and ask,
“Can we do link exchange? After you link me, I will link you.”
My answer, “Can you go far-far and play? Those are kids’ stuffs. Hrmmpphh….!”
Why? This is not being obnoxious. But the person is being rude. You see, I do not know you. If you think my blog is great, just go ahead and link my blog. Usually, the blogger you linked will eventually notice through their stats and they will check out your blog and courtesy and basic human manners will get you a link, without asking.
Or they may not link you. Just yesterday, I notice a link from a masturbation site! OMG, I don’t know to feel flattered or feel worried. The site is decent looking and not porn-ish. They linked my 5xmom‘s site. I don’t have the faintest idea why they like my site because I have nothing to do with masturbation, ok? (except for one word of masturbation left in this post comment) But I do rule in chinese pussy (willow, the flower). When I am being generous, I will probably add their link into one of my post and hope Google won’t smack me for being ‘dirty’. But serious, the site is decent, written in a very technical way.
So, n00bs, NEVER ASK PEOPLE TO LINK YOU FIRST SO THAT YOU WILL LINK THEM BACK. If you want to link someone, just freaking go ahead and do it and hope they notice you. If your site has decent traffic and is equally good, people will link you. No need to ask.
Pardon the rant but with the number of blogs I have, I am sick and tired of ignoring mails like these. Sometimes, they even mailed me reminders. Ptui!