More Ways To Get The Word Out

A few days ago we talked about our blogging pet peeves. I told you that one of my biggest was the lack of an ‘About’ page to learn more about the blog and the writer. A simple about page gives your readers a chance to quickly learn about you and your blog and decide if your blog fits the bill for what they are looking for. With bloggers and general readers on the web, you only have a few moments of their time to connect with them and convince them to frequent your blog, so you need to provide them with all the information they need by utilizing all of your blogging resources, and the About page is one of them.

However, not all blog platforms have an easy way to add an About page, and some people struggle to build one regardless (others just take it for granted). There are some easy ways for anyone to build a good About page or alternative that will work equally as well.

About Alternative Resources

For example, you can utilize the ‘profile’ page offered by many platforms and be sure to post a prominent link to it. Another option is to link out to a website or web page off the blogsite that offers your information. Blog directories, like Blogging Fusion or BlogCatalog, are excellent ways to get the word out about your blog off-site, and with a simple live link can quickly become your About page.

Think outside the box to deliver the goods that your bloggers are looking for. These simple alternatives can provide the resources they need, and also get you some good external linking as well.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
Do You Digg It! © 2017

 

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Life In The Cube

Where to Find Life in a Cubicle:
Blog URL: http://www.examiner.com/x-3040-Minneapolis-Life-in-the-Cubicle-Examiner
Category: Humor, Professions

Life In A Cubicle

Disengaged, disgruntled, disinterested…those are a lot of “dis’s” that could be used to describe Dudley B. Dawson‘s attitude toward life in a cubicle. But they all make for good reading as he builds upon them in his humor blog, Life in a Cubicle.

Life In A Cubicle – Why You Should Go

I found Life In A Cubicle listed under “Observational Humor” on BlogCatalog. It seemed an entertaining category, so I bit, and low and behold, there was Dudley Dawson‘s blog featured right at the top. So I bit again, and I was not disappointed in the least.

Dudley’s blog is, as you’ve probably guessed, a tongue-in-cheek look at life through the eyes of a cubicle-dweller. It’s a funny, snarky blog poised to help others in similar situations through their days, offering laughs and commiseration, and more than a few tips for more efficient slacking. (Don’t worry, you can even read it at work if you follow Dudley’s tips for surfing in your cube incognito.)

“Dudley B. Dawson’s Life in the Cubicle observes life from the confines of a 4×6 cubicle in the most depressing location known to man — corporate headquarters of a fortune 500 company. Topics including “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Slackers” and “Top 8 ways to sneak out of work early” will keep you laughing through your monotonous work day.”

Summing Up Life In A Cubicle

Funny. That just about says it all. This is a somewhat darkly amusing blog (somewhat dark—completely amusing) that will let you know first that you are not alone, and second that a little humor can go a long way to get you through your day and back into the glorious presence of real, bona-fide natural light.

Go here to check out Life in a Cubicle.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
Do You Digg It! © 2017

 

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Fusing The Best Of The Blogosphere

When you talk about Blog Directories, one name comes to mind immediately–BlogCatalog.  Indeed, that is the place I find blogs more often than not these days.  But BlogCatalog is not the only Blog Directory on the Internet (even if it is, as they claim, among the biggest).  There are other directories out there, and they’re worth your time and perusal, too.

Blogging Fusion Offers Search And Tools

Blogging Fusion is another of the web’s directories.  It claims to be a growing community, with nearing 3,000 blogs.  That may pale into comparison to BlogCatalog, but still I’ve found some excellent blogs through Blogging Fusion.  It’s a resource to consider if you are looking for more exposure for your blog, or looking for new blogs for reading and comparison.

If you are interested in joining as a way to increase exposure to your blog, there is a fee to join, and then it takes between 12-48 hours to process and review your application and blog.  There are three tiers of payment for membership, starting at $1.99 USD.  One nice option about Blogging Fusion, though, is that you can insert your Adsense information and profit from ad clicks when your profile is viewed.

The other nice feature with Blogging Fusion is the statistics area.  It collects and displays the statistics for all the major search engines, which may be of interest both to you as a blog owner or to others who are searching niche blogs.

Whether or not Blogging Fusion grows to be a competitive force with the likes of BlogCatalog remains to be seen, but for a low submission price and the benefit of added exposure and stats, it’s probably worth your while to get in and see what this blog directory can do for you.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
Do You Digg It! © 2017

 

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A Brotherhood Of Hikers

Where to Find Hiking With My Brother:
Blog URL: http://www.hikingwithmybrother.com/
Category: Outdoors, Hobbies, Lifestyles

Hiking With My Brother

J Barnes is out hiking with his brother, and enjoying some of the best scenery and outdoor experiences that Northwest America has to offer. Not to mention the companionship and experience of sharing meaningful living with one of the most important people in his life, his brother.

Hiking With My Brother – Why You Should Go

I’ll be honest, I like this blog simply for its concept—two brothers, sharing a common interest, enjoying the outdoors, living a healthy lifestyle, and sharing quality time together. That was enough to get me to visit the blog from BlogCatalog. It’s almost enough of a reason to review the blog, but then we have that nagging question of content to consider. It didn’t nag for long, however, as the content of this a blog was top-notch, too.

The two brothers blogging share each of their Northwest (USA) hiking adventures with us. They take us virtually to some beautiful and interesting locations, and then back it up with all the best online media tools. For starters, each hike description (which is detailed, compelling, and thorough) is accompanied by a Google Map and trailguru map that shows the location and the trails that were explored (now if I could find some snowmobiling trails tracked on there, I’d be a happy snowmobile blogger for sure!). Even better, the posts include pictures from the hike, and cool virtual features like Photosynth experiences.

Summing Up Hiking With My Brother

Hiking With My Brother has everything you’d want to see in a hiking blog—it’s got the stories from the trail, the media and information to replicate great hikes, reviews of locations and trails, and the virtual experience to go along with it all. If you have any interest in exploring the trails of the Northwest U.S., or even in just living a bit through the adventures of others, this blog is a definite destination for you.

Go here to check out Hiking With My Brother.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
Do You Digg It! © 2017

 

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There are very few bloggers out there who have not heard how powerful social networking can be, and how important it is to those who are looking to grow their blog readership and capitalize n their blogging efforts. This post can be logged as something of a case in point.

Best Of Intentions

My intention in writing this post was to bring to light some of the strategies that I use for finding good blogs to review. Of course regulars know by now that one of my favorite ways is to hear from you, our readers, and to follow your leads and suggestions. All readers are always welcome to leave a comment on any blog review here at Digg It and point us to blogs worthy of reviewing. It would please me no end to have an overflow of reader submissions!

Alas, often times I do not, and I am left to my own devices. What to do then?

Finding Good Blogs On The ‘Net

In the past the first thing I would do would be to Google some random blog topic and dig through the results. That usually gets me somewhere, but it often takes a lot of time and searching through a few blog results before I come up with something worthwhile (which also means I have to sort the blog results from other random returns).

A bit more reliable strategy is to follow links to other blogs through blog rolls and blog posts. This usually gets me better results, because most bloggers have some standard of their own before they will post a link backed by their good name.

Most recently I have been using blog directories, most specifically BlogCatalog, to find good blogs. I still have to sift through and search for results, but the format makes that task much easier. For one, it seems that bloggers who bother with a service like BlogCatalog tend to be more serious and dedicated. Of course, this is not always the case, but the odds seem to be in my favor.

Secondly, the organization makes it simple to do that searching. All of the results actually are blogs, and they are all arranged conveniently by category and interest. You get a quick summary before you ever leave the site, so you have an idea of what you will find. I like to go direct to the BlogCatalog Directory page, and pick an avenue of interest, then proceed from there.

How Will Your Blog Be Found?

For bloggers, this is an important question to consider. Think about the power that these sites have over your blog, and what you can do to get in the eye of potential readers and subscribers. Think like a potential reader, and put yourself in the pathways that they might be using to find you.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
Do You Digg It! © 2017

 

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