Time and time again in my email, I see blog posts that highlight interesting posts from other blogs on Sunday. I just took a moment to think, “How could that help somebodies blog?”. I mean sure it gives back-links to other blogs, but theirs no real benefit to doing it for yourself. Then the answer suddenly hit me.
Why Linking To Other Articles Benefits You:
2 reasons come to mind after thinking of reasons why this is good for your blog.
- The first one is that it gives your readers something to read on your blog while you think of more content to write about. You could also call it a, “A filler post” until more original stuff gets written. That way, you can choose what you link to and provide the readers with articles that are related to what you blog about.
- The second one is that being a blog owner and getting a link from other blog is unexpected and pleasantly satisfying at the same time. Obviously, when you see a new link in your blog dashboard, it only gives around 20 words where you link was used. So then the owner will likely want to see where and why his/her link was created, generating traffic and perhaps a, “Thanks for the link!” comment. I like to think that what “Goes Around Comes Around“, so it never really hurts to give it a shot.
Is there other reasons why you would post some links for your readers to read on other blogs?