What is a Blog Network?
A blog network is a group of independent bloggers who have joined together under a particular name/banner for different purposes the most common being to grow a back link. It is also referred to as a blog farm. There are different types of blog networks all designed for a specific purpose. There are blog networks that are commercial in nature and others that are primarily about social networking and promoting blogs. Gawker Media and Weblogs Inc are considered to be two of the most famous and long running blog networks.
1 | My Opera
My Opera is the support community for the Opera web browser. More than 4,500+ new members join per day, and the site has more than 3.5 million members. In addition to being a support site for the Opera browser, My Opera is a social networking site, featured with blogs, photo albums, and more
One can do following things by joining this community:
- – Easy to use and fully customizable blogs
- Photo sharing
- – Share your photos online
- – Keep up with friends, Facebook & Twitter integration
- – Access to Opera Link and Opera Unite
- It’s free
- – Membership is completely free
2 | MyBlogLog
MyBlogLog is a social network for the blogger community that is based in part on interactions facilitated by a popular web widget that many members install on their blog. Bloggers sign up for free accounts on MyBlogLog and can initiate a blog community for one or more blogs they author. Other registered members can subscribe to these communities, effectively bookmarking them for future reading and sharing them with their own contacts.
Bloggers can then display widgets on their sites which show MyBlogLog online community members who have recently visited their page. These widgets also contain links to visiting members’ community pages, and are one way in which users connect with one another. All members can see certain basic information about how many people visit their blog, what links they clicked and where they come from. Members may also view more extensive information about traffic on their site for a monthly fee.
3 | Technorati
Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs. By June 2008, Technorati indexes 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media.The name Technorati is a blend of the words technology and literati, which invokes the notion of technological intelligence or intellectualism.
Technorati uses and contributes to open source software. Technorati has an active software developer community, many of them from open-source culture. Sifry is a major open-source advocate, and was a founder of LinuxCare and later of Wi-Fi access point software developer Sputnik. Technorati includes a public
developer’s wiki, where developers and contributors collaborate, also various open APIs.
4 | Blog Catalog
Blog Catalog is the premiere social blog directory on the internet. Whether you’re looking to promote your own blog, find blogs on various topics, or connect with other bloggers this site is for you.
You can submit your Blog by going to the Submit A Blog page. Once your blog has been submitted, it will be reviewed by a member of the BlogCatalog Team. Generally the process takes no longer than 24 hours. However, depending upon the circumstances it can take up to 48 hours.
5 | LiveJournal
LiveJournal (often abbreviated LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community. LiveJournal’s differences from other blogging sites include its WELL-like features of a self-contained community and some social networking features similar to other social networking sites.