Saturday, November 8, 2008

Strolling toward more readers

I am assuming that we are all here because we enjoy blogging and want to grow the readership of our own blogs at the same time as getting to meet fellow bloggers, in our case - Aussie bloggers.

There are some great tools out there to help us with this and today I am going to share a couple of new resources with you.

BlogCoach is a blog that should be on all your blogrolls/readers. Not only is this a great blog but they are also having a Stumble-a-thon which you might enjoy taking part in and may find yourself with some more readers. You'll have to sign up for the forums but I've found some great blogs and am enjoying being part of the "stumbles".

Speaking of, are you using Stumbleupon? I've just started this week and think it's great. Takes a bit of time to get the hang of it but if you have any questions just shoot me an email or leave a comment here. If you're interested we'll do a few weeks on this to help those who want to get the hang of it.

Intro to Stumbleupon

Visit the site
Download (it's not a big download and will download quickly)
Once downloaded you'll have the Stumble toolbar in your browser.

First Stumble lesson:

Once you've done the above you're up and running. Now, when you visit fellow WTBAY blogs and others you love click on the speechbubble image in the Stumble browser you've just downloaded (which will be sitting just below your normal web toolbar). When you click you'll be able to 'stumble' the page, leaving a positive comment and you'll be 'stumbling' a friends blog to the giving them some BIG lovin' in the blogging community. It's a great feature to have for your own blog and also a great way to help promote other people's blog too!

Is this helpful? Do you want more on Stumbleupon next week?


Leslie said...

Have a good weekend everyone. :)

Lilly's Life said...

Have a good weekend all. Yes I really am interested in more tips - I dont do any of this stuff. Thanks

Dee from Downunder said...

tips are good, thanks Louisa

Femina said...

Hi everyone... hope you're all enjoying your weekend.

LizzyT said...

Not quite an Aussie blogger yet, still in the UK. But I hope to be moving there soon!

Katy said...

Love Stumble Upon, i couldn't sleep so i saw this and have joined it and have been looking at cooling stuff for the last hour. So many strange things out there! Stumble Upon is great - thanks for the heads up.

Le @ third on the right and cold peas said...

just stumbled you matey - cheers le

Louisa said...

Glad you liked the stumbling stuff...will see what else I can dig up for next week :)

* TONYA * said...

I've just started using Stumbling posts too.

Great link to Blog Coach, I've added them to my favorites.