Sunday, March 2, 2008

Exchanging Links Protocol....

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I have been blogging for a few months now - about 5 months blogging but have been lurking around much more than that. It is through the 'lurking' around that I learned some of the things I know in blogging, some things, I learned on my own. Not too long ago...I posted about Exchanging Links. I blogged about it because I noticed that there are some bloggers who asked to exchange links with me a long time ago who have not added me in their blog roll...yet. Mind you these are not those that asked yesterday or last week or two weeks ago but months ago.

So why am I writing about 'exchanging links' again? Just like in my title: What is the protocol in exchanging links? Simultaneous linking is kind of hard so one has to start, right. So....

1) Should you ask someone to link you up THEN link him/her only after you have been linked?

2) Should you link someone first before you ask him/her to link you up?

3) Should you tell someone you want to exchange links then proceed to say let me know so I can add you as well. [Huh??]

Here is where my personal opinion comes in [read: my opinion and mine alone]. Like I said, I don't mind linking up bloggers if they want to be linked up BUT I expect to be linked up as well in their blog...fair and square. So if I get a message that says..and this is just an example..."care to exchange link?" - I would link up the blogger as soon as I get the chance then let the person know that I already linked him or her. Do I ask to be linked up as well...sometimes, yes, most of the time no. Why not? Common sense, that is why.

So back to my original question. What is the protocol in exchanging links? You can leave me message if you wish. Again, this is not directed to anyone in particular. It's just a general observation.

Thank you!

7 comments:

Avee said...

I agree with you on this one. Ive noticed that too.

Lucille said...

hi there bloghop from avee's tagboard!
oh i agree with you! and i posted also an entry about this few hours ago in my domain, it was about my pr who went drop a bit, so i was just guessing that maybe i have broken or lost links. I begun checking one by one my linklist and there i found out some bloggers did'nt linked me back.:-( that's not fair,really! Usually when a blogger asked me an exchange links i do it asap and then let them know asap. I thought thy added me too...well i don't generalized but still it's kinda sad to think kasi unfair.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

ahuh!
bagay to sa mga baguhang bloggers. u know, their ways are leaving u messages in ur tagboards just to tell u to xlink w/ them tapos ipapa-una ka pang mag-add sa links nila. ang kapaaaaaaal ng mga fezes!!! and here's more, hindi lang isang blog nila, ang dami paaaaaaaaaah! yikes talaga. hahaha! mga walang modo! hmp@!!!! care ko sa kanila. ako nga b4, when i asked to do link xchange, binabasa ko whole blogs nila, lahat ng posts ha. kung nice yung blogs nila, saka ako magpapa xlink. tapos syempree, ako ang mauna. ngayon, aba, tingnan mo tagboard ko, puno ng xlink request! duh...

Mommy Ruby said...

well as for me, i am guilty of forgetting to link back kaagad because i do it manually (im a "so" forgetful person also). but when they ask for it again and i check na hinde ko pa na exlinks, then i put it immediately kasi nahihiya na ako. but for some matters din, na exlinks ko na sila...wala pa rin ako naka lagay sa blogroll nila...the problem is, minsan i am so shy to ask them again and i am so shy din to delete their links kasi baka nakalimutan lang just like me.

but anyway, sabi nga nila, it's better to remind na lang, im sure they will link back kaagad. sana....

Pinay Mommy

HONEY said...

I agree with you ate J. Dami din dyan nag xlinks lng for some reason. Diba nfair din yun...duh naging choosey po ako lately.gusto ko kasi xlinks with communication.Yun lng po for now..nyahhaha

Roselle said...

hi aling juls.. pare-pareho lang tayo ng sentiments.. i've seen a few people na nag ask kung ok lang mag exlinks syempre add naman si ako just to find out na hindi naman nila ako ini-add sa blogs nila :( nways, ako naman din paminsan-minsan hindi ko naa-add agad pero i see to it na pag nagka chance ako eh link up ko sila agad para di ko na makalimutan.

Sunshine4Life said...

hi juls, i haven't forgotten to link u up ha! i am guilty of not right away putting up links although i tried to list down sometimes. pero minsan makalimutan ko. one time i tried to blog hop those who are in my list, i discovered in some di pa ako na link. silent lang ako. maybe they are just busy.

well, i missed bloghopping. kulang talaga time ko. (sigh) sad.

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