Bloggers tend to interact a lot with other bloggers. Particularly the use of features like trackbacks and pringbacks encourage sites to to link to blogs because the favor can be returned with a link exchange. The purpose of this technology, as well as the use of comments, is to facilitate topical discussion between blogs, which it does quite well… Just look at how many blogs have sprung up lately.
Rosevibe points out that this interactive behavior is very much like sex. She writes:
2) Sex – thereâ€™s always someone claiming to be an â€˜expertâ€™ telling you that â€˜this is how you do it, these are the tools you need.. Thereâ€™s books, videos, you name it and someoneâ€™s writing about it.. Oh wait, was that sex or blogging I was talking about there..?
Certainly no argument here. Getting a comment or an incoming link is always much appreciated, and we’re constantly kicking around ideas to make our blogs better. Her point is mostly that blogging about blogging is similar to sex.
I don’t know if I totally buy into that, but the interactive discussions and link sharing certainly have some resemblance. It’s an interesting point anyhow.