Friday, January 19, 2007

MyBlogLog...help?

So yesterday I signed up for MyBlogLog, because I'm a lemming.

I'm not sure what the whole point of it is, though. I think it's so bloggers can see what else their blog readers are looking at? Can someone else explain it to me a bit better?

5 comments:

Soccer Dad said...

Best I can tell it provides the cute little pictures showing who viewed your blog last and tries to create a type of 'this person viewed this blog you just read and also all these others you might like' setup. I signed up, messed with it a bit, found the free part was seriously lacking and didn't feel like paying for the good stuff. So I bailed and deleted the account. Haven't missed it :)

ray said...

Mybloglog was designed as a bloggers community so you can find blogs that interest you and others can find you. It's also a place to connect and get feed back if you so choose.

It's only as good as you are active with it. Example, I'm reading your blog now as a result of finding you on that site. Otherwise you are just one in a million. I think that's pretty cool. It's like a bloggers Grand Central Station of sorts.

Franciov said...

Have a look here...
http://franciov.altervista.org/blog/2006/12/28/mybloglogging/

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Paul burke said...

What Ray said - and if you have great content - isn't it nice to know that people are actually reading you. This way I know that some people are taking the time to read and it's all not just one big huge popularity contest - driven by bells and whistles.

Mike Macgirvin said...

It's an interesting diversion that potentially can attract interesting visitors to your site with the help of social networking, aka 'buddylists'.

The only problem is that these visitors are all likewise trying to attract interesting visitors to *their* sites; which makes it less than useful in the long term.

Still if you're only looking for a couple of fresh faces/comments on occasion to help liven up your site, it can certainly help.

If you want a million new visitors tomorrow, forget about mybloglog. The real website traffic belongs to channels containing celebrity nudity. I found this out when I (quite by accident) imported said content recently from a celebrity news feed - and saw visitor numbers normally reserved for the major web portals.