I'm so far behind on reading blogs I may never catch up. It's interesting to me that when I read blogs regularly and comment, people comment in return-thank you- and if I let that slip, then my blog ranking also slips. This is a good thing. Blogging should be a friendship--a partnership--a two way street. That's why I switched from the simple entries that I use to make to blogspot where you can comment. It creates dialog and a chance to interact.
As a marketing tool, I think blogging takes too much time and effort. Very little bang for your buck. But as a way to build a community-that is where blogging is good. It allows you to feel a part of something even if you find yourself very much alone in your little room...staring out your window.
But, as I said, blogging is a two way street. I will try to do better to hold up my end of the bargain. Let me start by thanking you for reading and participating in our friendship. Cheers!