I joined a blog-a-day challenge a while ago just to expand my exposure to blogs and what was happening in the blogosphere (I must have spelled it correctly because there were no red warning lights err lines!!) In this group, there were a lot of posts on topics that I really wasn't interested in - gluten free diets, domestic violence, "fringe things." Although I can see why they would have a following and a lot of interest from people in those situations.
There were, however, a number of very helpful blogs on business, marketing and expanding your blog's exposure. I particularly liked a post today by Launch Grow Joy on 30 ways to grow your blog. Some tips I knew about and some tips I had actually put in place. But there were several suggestions that I hadn't even thought of.
I knew that there were huge blog communities out there, but I wasn't connected to them, probably because I didn't know how to do it. Fortunately this particular blog post listed the top four so I decided to join a few.
Stumbleupon.com was easy to join and upload posts to a profile. I'm not sure how one's post are "discovered" though. Digg.com was a little too dramatic with posts more like those you'd find in the Enquirer. I decided to skip Reddit.com as well because it was a little too intimidating. I did though make some progress with Technorati.com to the extent that I found out that I already had a login there - when did that happen? and I filled out a form to be accepted as a blog contributor.
All this took most of the morning - fortunately everyone was still asleep, so that's my excuse for not vacuuming!!!
Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread - here I go again swooshing into uncharted territories and it had to be in a year with the number "13."
Have a spectacular day!!