I have read on some blogs that people do not do Memes and Tagging.
Now the difference is a Meme is usually a weekly theme that comes from one website or blog and other bloggers participate and have fun leaving comments on each others blog. This is one of the best ways to get new readers and gain rank in Technorati and definitely helps with the search engines finding your blog and showing more links to your blog thus increasing your page rank. Now there are many other factors that increase your page rank but that’s another blog post!
I don’t know why bloggers have chosen not to do this as much anymore, I guess most are using Twitter etc.
But there is one thing to remember – Twitter does not give you a real back-link to your blog, older Tweets are no longer available so your link is gone. Twitter will bring you traffic but I call it traffic of the moment because there are so many Tweets you get lost in the madness. I still say if you really want to get your blog going make friends leave relevant comments ( not just -Great post) to other bloggers posts so the are approved and get a link back to your blog. Find blogs with good page ranks and become a regular visitor.
Tagging is where you are tagged by a fellow blogger and you add your name to the list and pass on the tag. Now the tag could be about anything (ie five of your favorite things etc…) There have been tags that have had a ton of people join and you get a link from each if you are in the beginning of the Tag. This can be fun also but make sure you Tag someone you know will do the tag because it will just stop there if they don’t participate.
I guess the point here is to network, everyone is always trying to find a new way to get readers and their blog on the map so to speak and I have found that being positive friendly and networking is the best way to go. One more thing is to join a few Blog Directories, BlogDumps is one, Blog Catalog is a good one and there are many more out there. These are just as important, people more and more each day are looking at blogs for information on a particular subject and it will help you to be found easier if they are looking in a directory.
I know not everyone blogs for money and most really don’t care but we bloggers all love comments and visitors that want to participate and be an active part of our blog, so be active and you will find you will receive an abundance in return.