I am new to the world of reddit. Â I read about it in a news article somewhere, and the amazing things it can do for traffic to sites. Â Seemed like a perfect match, so I signed up, joined a couple of subreddits (kinda like groups) and posted my first link to /r/Mommit. Â That one post had traffic flooding into my site. Â 1200 visits to that post alone, most of them from reddit! Â I felt like I had found a goldmine that no one else had yet discovered. Â This was GREAT! Â That was day 1. Â I read the rediquette which states to feel free to post your own content, but don’t ONLY post your own content. Â Okay, noted. Â I diligently start posting the content of other amazing bloggers out there. Â Then it happened…..
I awoke, signed in to reddit and saw this message: Â Is anyone else getting sick of all the blog posts?Â What followed was a bunch of “gentle” moms, gaining courage by the anonymity of sitting behind their computer screen, with complete disregard for other’s feelings, laying into me for posting too many of my own posts, posting too many blog posts in general, and asking moderators to ban me. Â NOT ONE actually contacted me to let me know there was an issue, they just set out to crucify me for being a newbie and not knowing their own made up rediquette that is not laid out in the actual rules of reddit. Â I was amazed at the brashness of the comments, and tried hard to understand what it was I was doing wrong. Â Out of 106 comments, I received 3 kind responses that were encouraging. Â Apparently the issue was that I was posting links to blog posts, be they mine or another author’s. Â The issue was that I was not as active in the actual discussions that this particular subreddit pride themselves on. Â One of the commenters suggested that someone create a subreddit called mlogs and kick all the mom blogs out……LIGHTBULB!!!!
As the issue is not just with mom blogs, but blogs in general, I decided to do just that. Â I created a subreddit called /r/BloggeritÂ which is open for any and all bloggers, from any sources that are relatively family friendly, but from all subjects, to band together. Â Here, a blogger can post their own content to their heart’s desire, AS WELL AS participate in conversation about all things blogging!
So if you have had a similar experience on reddit, and would like a safe haven, please subscribe to /r/Bloggerit and we will share each other’s content, pat each other’s backs, and generally enjoy each other’s company! Â And if someone could…..you know……reddit this for me, I’d really appreciate it!
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