People keep asking me about how to get noticed. How to get on Digg. How to get on Memeorandum. Well, you’re asking “how do you promote your blog?”
Yesterday Buzz Bruggeman and I talked about that (his company has been in lots of newspapers because of his blogging) on stage at the Blog Business Summit.
The Eastside Business Blog took some good notes that might help you.
I get a ton of email every day asking me to blog their site. I love getting that kind of email. Just make it simple. One paragraph with a URL (only make it longer if you really are adding any value). Say “this might be interesting to you.” Don’t beg for a link. I hate that. I do love knowing about new stuff that I don’t yet know about. I don’t blog everything I’m sent, sorry. I get more than 100 emails a day.
Which is why I said not to rely on a link from me to get noticed. But I still enjoy learning new things.
Oh, and where does the male bias come from in Memeorandum? Well, I just did a quick look through my “blog this” folder in email. Almost all the email I get suggesting I look at new blogs is from men. I think there’s a social phenomenon going on here that researchers should look into.