Monday, May 14, 2007
Writer's Tool of The Day, MyBlogLog
As a writer, I write regularly about things I like using such as stumbleupon, myspace, onlywire and other writing tools. Today I wanted to mention mybloglog.com
If you look down the side of my blog, you'll see a few faces, those are some of my recent visitors. When I go visiting the blogosphere, anyone who has a mybloglog account can see my face on their blog as well. This is a great tool. There's a paid version with extra bells & whistles but at the moment, I'm using the freebie.
Mybloglog helps me to:
-see who's visiting my site
-find other blogs to read
-allows dialogue with other bloggers privately
-can be used like a guestbook
-let people look at all my registered blogs (that I list) from one spot
-allows me to leave a breadcrumb trail to help others find me
I can honestly say that this has been most helpful for attracting visitors here that I might not otherwise have. This is still a relatively new blog for me and yet I'm getting lots of traffic and I get to see where some of my traffic comes from. By using it like social networking and by visiting other blogs, I leave people my fingerprint and if they're so inclined, they can quickly stop my blog and see what I'm about. They can also look at my profile which shows a snapshot of my other blogs and provides contact information, etc.
Members can leave messages publicly and privately and find like-minded community members and see what they are reading/writing/enjoying.