When I first started blogging I joined just about everything in order to promote my blog. MyBlogLog, Blog Catalog, Orkut, Multiply, Facebook and on and on. I don't think I have had that many visitors from any of them. The occasional email advises me that so and so is now my friend and I should check out their site, which I do but rarely is it of similar content to mine. I don't think any one really looks when they click to become your friend it is more quantity of contacts rather than quality of content. I don't go to any of them now.
I think I have made more blogging friends by clicking on links on a blog I visit regularly, after all if we both find a blog interesting then one would assume that we might be interested in each others blog and may strike up an Internet friendship.
Now winter is upon us again I probably will be blogging more and was wondering if there was anything new and interesting in the blogging world that I don't know about.