"Sellsius has added you as a contact.
Have you received this message in your email yet? If you're a blogger, you probably will if you join MyBlogLog and visit Sellsius (come by and say hello). IMHO, MyBlogLog is the hottest thing in the blogosphere. MBL is building a community network of bloggers and readers, encouraging us to make contact with each other, learn about each other's interests (other blogs) and showcase our blogs. The community links are great for discovering new blogs. I've found a number of really good ones, well under the radar, for now. And I've just scratched the surface."
I think now MyBlogLog is what I thought Active Rain was before I joined. Something to use to promote my other blog. I know I invited all the bloggers I knew to Active Rain and said so before Jim Lee told me I needed to start blogging and commenting on Active Rain. Huh? I guess I got carried away and did not read all the directions on Active Rain. oooops I did it again, It's a blog. (Members Only) Join Active Rain for the real estate industry
I found MyBlogLog.com through the Zillow blog a month or so ago... and joined and forgot about it. I have been back and keep running into bloggers I know, many from Active Rain.
MyBlogLog.com is a social network... you can use it to promote your other blog. You don't have to write another blog on MyBlogLog.com MyBlog.com is what I thought Active Rain was. I am glad I did not know what Active Rain was until it was too late....
Alexa comparing four social networks... MyBlogLog.com, Active Rain, Dogster.com, Catster.com (remember Alexa is skewed....for dogs and away from cats? no...it has to do with who would have the Alexa toolbar installed on their computer, right? ....)
Let's get rid of the dogs and cats:
MyBlogLog.com is big. I am used to doing Alexa graphs with Active Rain towering above the other social networks... well except of course Dogster because those of us on Active Rain who are Dog Lovers know, Dogs Rule! and when they are dressed up or doing tricks they are so much more photogenic than a REALTOR® blogger, a geek blogger or a bubble blogger will ever be. So when I first did this comparison a couple of weeks ago I was shocked! .. even if Alexa sucks (someone usually writes a comment saying that if I don't say it first..... ) Alexa does have some capabilities like look...you can change the time frame and see when a blog, website or social network first hit the www (if it is big enough) MyBlogLog's been around for awhile....
MyBlogLog.com had a head start. Looks like first quarter 2005. MyBlogLog.com is not just real estate... there are all kinds of blogs on it... Now if I can just remember to go back to MyBlogLog.com occasionally, and write up my profile page and add my Active Rain Blog there (so even if you just blog on Active Rain, check out MyBlogLog.com... use it to promote your Active Rain blog.) Use it to find blogs in your community.
NOTE: You can not put the code on to use MBL on Active Rain...in the same way as you can on many blog... of course you can't... I got excited but Maureen Francis set me straight in the comments.
Sellsius Blog says:
"MyBlogLog is utterly simple to use, but very powerful. Just sign up, add your profile, join a hot community, add a link to your blog and you're off. You'll see who visits and leaves a comment. Once you begin adding contacts, you'll be added back. Make a comment and make a friend. Discover cool blogs. It's a viral community. Before you know it, you will be looking forward to the ".....has added you as a contact" in your email. And when you do, you'll invariably visit the site and meet someone new- or maybe even an old friend."
Now about those surges on Dogster.com where it has had better traffic than Active Rain.... I was thinking if we dressed Matt and Caleb up real cute and posted some photos....