Gaming The Ecosystem
A short while ago I received an email from a younger blogger who wanted to know how they could improve their ranking within the Truth Laid Bear ecosystem. I explained to them that as I understood it the system is based upon the number of other blogs that link to you. So there are a couple of methods of trying to improve your stature.
One of those is to try and game the system. That is, you can try and become a team member of one of the communities in which all community members link to each other. That is a pretty simple way to improve your ranking quite quickly. The other alternative is to do your best to provide consistent and compelling content. Over time other bloggers will link to things that they find to be of interest and your ranking will improve.
Don’t get me wrong. I like the ecosystem. I have steadily progressed from being a microbe to an adorable rodent and may even one day become a higher being. Who knows.