So I've been doing some reading on SEO and everything it's comprised of on BHW. But there's one thing I still can't fully wrap my head around, and it's the whole "building backlinks" thing. Now let me say that I do understand the fundamentals of it; posting in forums (with links to your website), blogging and writing articles (or having someone else do it) that in some way include a link to the website, social bookmarks (still not entirely sure what constitutes as a social bookmark),and getting listed in directories. Now what I don't understand is how I see all these services advertising things like "10,000 quality backlinks" or anything of that nature. If I'm understanding correctly, those theoretical 10,000 backlinks consists of a combination of all the previous methods I mentioned earlier. How is that even possible? How are quality articles,blog posts,and all that other good stuff just generated instantly out of thin air without being spam? I'm only asking this because I'd like to start gaining some experience building my own backlinks, which as far as I'm concerned entails everything I mentioned. But how in the world would I churn out 10,000+ backlinks (articles, posts,social bookmarks, etc.) by myself? I'm sure this can be explained quite easily, but the concept just isn't clicking quite right with me just yet.