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On Blog Networks, Bullies and Bridges

Okay, I don't really think of myself as "the boss" at AboutWeblogs.com. But yes, I am running it. So, I do get the choice of whether I wish to work with someone or not; and whether I wish to run a topic or not, among other things... It's part of the perks and punishments of running a network. I don't do it all on a whim, though. I do my homework and research when it comes to matching topics and bloggers.

And, my best privelege and hope: To work with really good bloggers that I like/admire/respect. And, to help them find a platform for their passions and to help them find profit in the process. (Okay, 'nuff alliteration... :-p)

Anyway, even within just a month, AboutWeblogs.com did get 11 really great bloggers on board, all of whom I'm proud and pleased to be working with. We have published authors, PhD and Masters degree holders, experts and active enthusiasts.

So, I just find it really strange when some people who apply to become part of the network (especially, uninvited) end up trying to:

a) Tell me what I should or shouldn't do.

b) Diss me and/or the network.

c) Do both A & B.

... especially if things don't seem to be going their way.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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