waising your time...
handling ever growing masses of information, Google & Co. have been, gladly, forced to be more selective during the past Years. Just linking your site with someone else does not longer prove to be effective. Backlinks to a Site must today be combined with 'searched for' information, when placed on other Sites, to be PR -effective. Anything else is a waist of time.
Lately, a growing number of Sites are found, reproducing popular content, b.Ex. Script Programmer Newbie Q&A's, they show 1 or two Images, lots of Text with textlinks, Comment-Fields, etc., all done to seek Google's interest, BLOG-Stylem nothing else.
Totay, one must 'show off' to be recognized, like in real Life...