Why MyBlogLog is Worth Checking Out

MyBlogLog started life as a link tracker and is still a link tracker. But it’s more. It’s a new social networking phenomenon.

You may have noticed the new widget on the left sidebar, which shows other MyBlogLog members who have been visiting. My username, or as we used to say, handle, there is Beachblogger.

Some of my colleagues on the b5media network, where I have the Business and Blogging site, started to use MyBlogLog more intently, linking actively to people they knew. I joined in.

I’ve posted on Business and Blogging on MyBlogLog as a Traffic Multiplier and I do believe my more active membership has helped improve my traffic.

Luis Suarez, the Knowledge Management guy, has written a very informative post MyBlogLog – A Proper Community around Your Weblog and 5 Reasons Why You Would Want to Install It. His five reasons are:

  • keep track of your readership
  • Web presence (importance of a picture)
  • Connect webloggers…and their blogs!
  • Interact with webloggers
  • Find other communities … and members

On the fifth point, about finding communities, he provides a great tip for someone new to blogging or maybe not new but without much readership.

Even if your weblog does not have much readership just yet you can still use MyBlogLog to build up further on it. How? Well, just searching through the Communities and Members options you would be able to locate other communities related to your favourite topics, or you could also try to look for members who you feel may be there from other.

 

 

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.

Comments

  1. Yes, using MyBlogLog, I have been receiving more than 50 unique visitor everyday..

  2. Thanks Luis

    I have to say I’m a bit wary about the potential of various widgets to clutter the site, but I am feeling good about MyBlogLog. Of course it can be a distraction – hmmm, I wonder who that person is? go and check their MyBlogLog page, then their blog or blogs, then links from there…..how did I get to here? Oh, yes, visitors to my site 🙂 But I’m sure others are much more disciplined than I.

    yeah, I like the Beachblogger handle – thank you.

    Des

  3. Hi Des ! Thanks a lot for the plug and for the feedback ! Your summary is actually a very good introduction to the original resource and I am really glad you are helping out spreading the message about MyBlogLog. One of the things that I have noticed as well, and which you point out very nicely as well, is the fact that with this particular offering we actually have got a good chance of building up our own blogrolls with other webloggers who may be sharing our same interests. Even if you are not really familiar with blogs you still have got a chance to build up those relationships, and with something so relatively simple to use as MyBlogLog. Pretty nifty, I would say. We shall see how things would move forward from here and what other new features they put together, but so far I really like what I am seeing.

    Oh, by the way, I really like the nickname you have chosen for it, as I feel I could have picked it up for myself and it would have applied as well ! 😉 Have a good one !