I'm having fun fooling around with my Localism stuff for the Hyper-Local Challenge. It got me back into the groove a little of putting up some Localism content, as I was pretty slack for a while. The spring blooms, and Carolina Blue Sky draw me out with the ol' Kodak, too.
The "registration" of Hyper Local Posts in Bob Stewart's Hyper Local Challenge Blog as comments reminds me of my favorite saying regarding listing property to sell, "Make it easy for someone to buy your home." In that I refer to scanning documents and loading them to the MLS, offering duplicates of disclosures, etc, in the home, having them on my hard drive, so I can email them to an agent who wants them, etc.
Well, Bob Stewart says there are over 1100 posts in the Hyper-Local Challenge, and that was on 3/30. With another week to go. Common question to Bob: "How are you going to get through all of them?" Bob: "I have no idea!" I'll bet he doesn't. It will be a ton of work, and part of the picture is feedback for blogging improvement.
Maybe we should work together to "Make it easier for the AR folks to evaluate the posts in the Hyper Local Challenge?" Whatcha think?
How to do that? I have two thoughts.
1. Post Hot Links to your Hyper Local posts. We can save the AR staff a lifetime of copy/pasting links into their address bar and hoping they work.
A Test: Which can you open and read more easily and quickly?
The second one, right? I thought so. Let's offer the good folks at AR that convenience.
Don't know how to "Light Up" your links in a post or comment? Take a look:
Copy your HLC blog link as a comment on one of Bob's Hyper Local Challenge posts. At the top of the comment box, click the chain link. That will open the pop up above, which will let you enter the HLC Post address which you copy/paste from the address bar of the post you are entering in the Challenge. Add a title. Or not. I always do. I heard that Google likes them. Click "Insert" and you should have a hot live link that lets the crew click and enter. Test the link to be sure.
2. Build a running compendium of your Challenge Entries in your comments on Bob's posts.
I have to keep track, just so I can remember what and when I have posted... You MAY even find that someone clicks through your list and actually READS a few of your posts too. But I think I am making it a lot easier for the hard-working AR staff to find, access, read, and evaluate my efforts.
Maybe even easier for them to award me 7000 AR pointeroos, too?