After a couple of months blogging, learning how things work in the blogsphere and trying to work to get my blog popular brought back the feeling of high school.
First, I just wanted to write, to speak myself out, maybe having only a space where my friends and the people I know can read my thoughts, but then, and while browsing other blogs, I felt that I want to reach more people. I want my blog to reach as many as I can.
I became to know the aggregators, I heard about Jordan Planet and Itoot, I tried to submit my blog in both of them, but it didn’t work out. They seem to follow some kind of strict policy before adding new blogs which left me out for now. I tried other less popular aggregators, and succeeded in submitting my blog in Arabo and Sawtona.
While you can find popular blogs on Jordan Planet, the elite ones are those on Itoot. Old Jordanian bloggers seem to know each other. It is like they have build some kind of friendship, a sense of respect to each other, and a kind of identity that bring them togather. They compliment each other on their blogs as a mean of support as well. They remind me of those popular people at school where they form some kind of a circle that is not easy to cross.
It needs sometime to get noticed. Trying to read as many blogs as I can, commenting here and there to make myself get noticed. “Hey guys, I am here”.