Is it a requirement of blogging to be an integral part of different forums? Is it a marketing technique to be opinionated to the point of offending others? Do people read these forums and wonder who these people are and therefore click their links to see what other opinions they have written on their own blogs?
I visit different forums in several of the communities that I belong to and seems as though there are always a group who seem to "run the forums." The elite few who always have something to say. I've also noticed a select group that just like to complain...ABOUT EVERYTHING. It would seem to me that if you are unhappy with a situation or with what others are saying, you should just quit showing up. I do not understand the mentality of people who show up just to argue. There are some topics that I feel passionate about, but rather than try to change people's minds and get them to agree with me, I would be more apt to find a forum of people that already agree with me and discuss it there?
Do you network in the forums? What is your purpose? Do you like a good argument or are you there to find like-minded individuals?