Do I have to repeat at this point that it’s not about you? Sure, you want your personality and your opinions to come through, but if you really want to be a good community member you need to support others as well. Before you post a link to a blog post you just read, do a quick search and see if somebody else has already started the discussion. If there’s a lot of buzz out there about the latest iPhone app why create a new thread? Simply comment and share that post with your network.

Give credit where credit is due. If somebody tips you off to a good post, a feed you really got excited about, tell him or her thanks on FriendFeed. Link to one of their posts on FriendFeed, their blog or even another social media site to spread the love.

Don’t leave the conversation laying there waiting for you to respond. If you post something and get a lot of responses to it you might want to add your own thoughts to keep the conversation going. It’s not always going to go on forever, but don’t give the impression of having left the building.

Support somebody else’s position with data if you have it, or bring it to the attention of somebody who does. The idea here is to facilitate conversation as well as participate.

Remember that just like all your other networks FriendFeed can lend a hand in SEO too. Post links to new information on your blog, your other feeds and other files that mention you or your brand, but don’t overdo it. This is about building relationships through sharing and that’s a two-way thing. Share your links. Share other peoples links. Connect with people who have like interests. Discuss topics that interest you. Repeat.

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