Hey, all. I just discoverd a resource that I've already used with great success. Plus, you can even tie it in with your activities here at AR!
It's called FastPitch Networking (www.fastpitchnetworking.com), and it is a very cool site. There's actually so much going on there that you can do (blogs, podcasts, events, networking, etc.) that I'm still learning all about it. So rather than repurposing something here about which I can't speak authoritatively, I'll just encourage you to visit the site.
There is one thing I know about, though -- your AR blog can do "double duty" there. You can upload your AR blog into their system, and a link appears there for FastPitch members back to your blog. Nifty, eh?
As with most of these types of services, there is a "free" tier and some paid tiers. I don't remember off-hand what costs what, and what you get for what price. But they do have a handy-dandy comparison chart at the site that lists the features. You see this during the sign-up phase.
I actually signed up for the Premium tier. Already, my profile and other content I've uploaded to it have all had more than 2,000 views -- and I've been a member for less than 24 hours. They even provide real-time tracking of page views, etc., just like here at AR.
So if you want to expand your "universe" even more, I recommend at least checking the site out to see if it is a good "fit" for you.
P.S.: No, I don't receive any kind of renumeration from FastPitch for pointing people there via this entry. I just wanted people here to know about it.