Thank you Sarah, this blog post is for you!
“As you sow so shall you reap” This is the Law of Karma. This is what Wikipedia had to say to my question. But why this post? There are several reasons really, but the main one is that life is in essence the flow of karma. We give – we receive. This in its real meaning must not be done consciously, but rather just coming from the heart, because we love helping others.
I do very much believe in karma and the great feelings associated with it. I always get a buzz out of helping others expecting nothing back in return. At the same time it feels great to receive karma by a helping fellow blogger. This has just happened to me.
The karma blogger who finally helped me to get my blog looking like I wanted is no other than Sarah from over at StuffBySarah. She is a PHP specialist who runs her own successful web design business in the UK. Sarah developed a great Plugin recently which helps us to display other blog posts. The Plugin is called “what others are saying” and it works via the blogroll links and RSS feeds.
You can see it in action as of yesterday in my right hand side bar. It is a great way to give back some link love to your most frequent visitors, commenter’s or simply your friends. If you are interested in Sarah’s Plugin, then please visit her site and download it for free.
Thanks to Sarah, I finally have my new logo and some other much needed “cleaned up” code installed. For Sarah it was a good deed she did in her own valuable time for somebody like me who she didn’t even know.
When I got my logo designed I happened to come across a very unhelpful coder. I paid him for the work and I might say good money but unfortunately he wasn’t willing to help me with some issues I came across. This saddened me and for a while I was totally at a loss as of what to do to get the blog looking finally like it should. It was half finished and to be honest I wasn’t very happy since I paid for the privilege of having a unique blog theme.
Luckily for me I happened to come across Sarah around the same time and from there things just kept getting better! The end result is what you see now.
Isn’t that amazing and fantastic at the same time?
Sarah helped me by expecting nothing in return and that is the real power of blogging karma. If we as bloggers can offer our help to others on a daily basis for the same good reasons, then blogging is worth pursuing in the real sense of being a social platform.
So is there an effective way to inject some blogging karma into our everyday action plan, or should we not bother?
I truly believe that we should – our life will be the richer for it and by helping others, it creates a good and endless stream of positive energy that flows around the Internet.
I would love to hear from you my readers on how you give out karma to others? Is it a daily good deed you aim for, or do you not bother because you don’t believe in karma?
Before you leave, here are some ideas on how you can give out karma to other bloggers:
- Submit their latest post to a social networking site
- Write a friendly review of their site
- List their best 10 posts in your eyes
- Link to them
- Offer them something they want but don’t expect from you
- Help somebody with blog design
- Offer them a guest post for free
- If their blog lacks in design offer to do a free logo, banner, graphic..
- Give away your product for free to 5 random people a day
- Send them some worthy information about something that suits their blog or niche which they can use for their content for example