Published: Oct 18, 2007 - 04:32 pm
Story Found By: Lyndon 3175 Days ago
Category: Social Media
Networking means developing trusted relationships with people who can add value to each other. If you think its just about getting your stories voting on you are missing out.
Grubbing for votes ultimately means you are weak, it means that your personal brand is not powerful to carry a story to the front page. It also means that anyone who votes on a poor story tarnishes their own brand and demeans themselves in the eyes of their peers.
People know what you vote on here, if you vote on crap you will be known as a crap merchant. Not bothered about that, fine, no problem. But if you want to build a trusted brand which may be involved in future joint ventures, then you better make sure your actions reflect the image you want to portray.
Now I am not against a bit of vote grubbing, I have even done it myself a few times. But I can count the times on one hand. I reached the top of Sphinn simply by submitting quality stories, because I want to be known as someone who is associated with quality and it seems to be working.
My advice, if someone will not vote for your story unless you ask them, then maybe there is something wrong with your submission.
This is a rant inpsired by some crappy shite that has made it to the front page recently. I would like to keep Sphinn a place of quality.
Thank you for your time.