What do you like best about EC? What attracted you to it in the first place? What do you NOT like about it?
There have been several posts about EC on various blogs, pro and con, over the past few weeks. I thought I would see how many people think the same way I do.
First of all, EC was envisioned as a way to advertise. Everyone is always interested in increasing traffic to their blog. I think most of us realized early on that EC was not really that great of a place to advertise, and we quickly saw that, rather than advertising, EC was becoming a great social networking tool.
So, if I were to choose the number one reason I am glad I joined Entrecard, it would be because of the new friends I have met because of it. It has helped me find many blogs I would not have known about otherwise, and to become friendly with many of those bloggers. From what I have read on other blogs, this is many people's top reason for liking Entrecard.
The biggest thing I do NOT like about EC? Dropping cards. Which is weird, because I absolutely LOVE visiting new blogs, and visiting the blogs of my friends to see their new posts. But I am the kind of person who likes to take his time and look over each blog, including the ones I visit every day. The pressure of needing to drop many cards doesn't let you spend much time on any one blog. So what I usually do is drop on my "drop list" and then go back and visit the blogs on my "friends list". I may not be alone here. Some of you might also dislike dropping cards - at least the pressure of dropping many cards.
There are other reasons many people like or dislike Entrecard. For example the forums are enjoyed by many.
But the bottom line is that I like EC because of being able to meet new bloggers, and making new friends; and I dislike EC because of the pressure of dropping many cards fast. And, I guess, the fact that you pretty much have to do it over and over every single day.
Are these also YOUR main reasons for liking or disliking Entrecard? Please comment to tell if these are also your own reasons, and also to add other likes and dislikes, or to point out other features of Entrecard that you like or dislike. Thank you.