My friend Robin blogs about how writing is like a political campaign. She refers to another blog that is running a Writer's Platform-Building Campaign. I visit the blog, decide it's for me, and now link back to to Robin and the new blog announcing that I'm on the campaign trail.
I lived in Washington, D.C. for almost seven years and am very familiar with politics based on that proximity. Politics is a game of favors. Blogging is not that different. Someone does me a favor by posting a comment and/or following my posts and I reciprocate by doing the same. This forges a friendship or relationship that can be beneficial to both sides.
I'm excited to see where this "campaign" goes. It already has a cool logo - let the campaigning begin.