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How did you promote your Blog when Entrecard was down?

Entrecard has just been up since yesterday after 2 days of temporary stoppage due to its database server being taken offline by an explosion on ThePlanet’s H1 datacenter, as explained by Phirate’s latest post at Entrecard blog. Whatever it was, all of us has been affected especially the very serious droppers. We all know that Entrecard is not the only way to promote our blogs, and here is what I did.

Posted comments on blogs

I posted comments on blogs especially the ones I admired. For me one blog that is worth to post comments is Problogger by Darren Rowse. I am one of his thousands of subscribers and I join his numerous commenters even when Entrecard is at its normal operation. This is because his posts are very interesting and posting comments is like posting on forums. I gained some regular readers by consistently doing this. However, I make sure that my comments are valuable and worthy enough.

Visit Social Bookmaring sites

Being a constant member of BlogCatalog and Mybloglog, I took time to add my contacts and communities. Although I frequently return the favor when someone adds me, I had enough time now to choose blogs to be added by checking if they have the same point of interest as mine. I also submitted some of my posts at Blogsvine. It is a social site where you can also vote for others. If you will check their homepage now, you will see my Entrecard widget on the leftmost side. That is free promotion, my friends.

Forum posting

I have been a member of Sitepoint since last year, but I did not find time to post regularly. But this time, I also started some threads where I ask some questions related to blogging and SEO. Forum posting is a very effective way of promoting blogs. This is because there are some forums where you can show links to your blogs in your signature. However, extra caution should be observed. Read the rules and regulations to avoid from being banned. For Filipino bloggers, I strongly recommend Pinoy Exchange.

Improved blog looks

If you will visit my other blog, you will notice that it has a new look. I changed its template with more professional attire. I also arranged the sidebars through the help of my favorite Blogger Buster. It is a blog created by Amanda Fazani to help blogger user to improve blog designs. I also included a traffic tracker where I can see where my visitors are coming from. Now, I can analyze my traffic resources and choose the ones I benefit the most. Thanks to my friend-mentor Raden for sharing this technique to me.

Now that you know what I did, I hope you also had other alternative ways of promoting your blog.

Finally, I am happy to know that Entrecard is live now and still kicking.

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June 3, 2008 at 10:13 PM

This was very useful information. Thank you for sharing. Pretty cool, all the props you give too. It shows you're supportive. God bless you and the success of your blogs!

  Sarah :: Copywriting, Grammar and Spelling Tips

June 4, 2008 at 4:45 AM

I took the time to actually get some work done instead of reading other peoples! :D

I am lucky that my traffic is fairly good without Entrecard now, but my goodness I did miss it!

  Guardian Angel

June 4, 2008 at 5:52 AM

You're welcome, Kenyatta. May GOD also bless you. Thanks for admiring my blogs.

Sarah - I am glad you have other alternatives. Thanks for dropping by.

  Cindi @ Moomettesgram's Musings

June 4, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Thanks for the helpful tips. I did comment on blogs, and also belong to some forums & social networking sites that I visited. Highly recommend your tips. Also was a good opportunity to draft some future blog posts!

  Guardian Angel

June 4, 2008 at 5:56 PM

You're welcome, Cindi. It's nice to know that somehow, my tips are helping others.

Happy blogging!


June 5, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Wow, you have so many activities to promote and improve your blogs. No wonder that you will reach your goal to be a full-time problogger one day.

  Guardian Angel

June 5, 2008 at 5:55 PM

Hi Mr. Art,

Actually, I am really killing myself to be a professional blogger soon.

This is because this is the only thing I am very happy doing it with regards to career.

But without your support since we met, I know I will have a very hard time to do it.

I will endlessly thank you for that.