Mutualistic Symbiosis in the Vegan Community

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Once upon a time I worked for a blog network where one of my roles was to teach bloggers how to optimize their posts for search engines and increase pageviews by using social media. When it comes to internet marketing, there's an extremely blurry line between promotion and spamming. And it made me feel icky and I quit the internet for a while.

But now I am back and I vow to never again write any "Top 10 Sensationalist Claims Sure to Get Me on the Front Page of Digg" posts. So I guess what I'm saying is, I'm trying not to sound like a social media douchebage when I say to you, fellow bloggers, that I think we can help each other out.

Veg Table presents an opportunity for you to promote your own blog. If you've written any restaurant reviews on your site, link to them in our restaurant pages! Here's an example of one I added today for Breakroom Cafe in Oakland:

Another member had already created the restaurant page, so it took me a whopping 30 seconds to link to the restuarant review on one of my favorite vegan blogs: vegansaurus!

So, you get some link love for your blog and more exposure, plus you get to pat yourself on the back for helping out the veg*n community. It's a noble job, I know, but somebody's gotta do it.

I've been discovering so many new veggie blogs recently via my Twitter followers, so I'm happy to hear any other suggestions you might have for ways we can mutually benefit each other. Yay symbiosis! We're just like siboglinid tube worms and their digestive bacteria.

The more you know...