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Sellsius° Blog   says join  MyBlogLog.com 

"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....   

MyblogLog vs. Active Rain vs. Dogster vs. Catster 

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 vs. ActiveRain.com

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 vs. Active Rain

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....    

 

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Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
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I had to take down the widget.  I loved it but I think it was making my blog load super slowly.
Dec 05, 2006 08:43 AM #21
Rainer
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Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN

Maureen Francis - funny you mention that I have been having some problems and also am assuming it is the widget.

 

Maureen M, I just wanted you to stop by my active rain  blog and see my green graph. :) 

Dec 05, 2006 08:52 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Your green graph is lovely...  the data is from Site Meter but what did you use to make the graph, if I may ask...

and that lovely green graph and the article are about your other blog right?  Not your Active Rain blog...  I will be leaving a comment there soon too.

 

Dec 05, 2006 09:58 AM #23
Rainer
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Mary McKnight
Sacrilicious Marketing - Orlando, FL

Great Post, Maureen!

I love mybloglog- I am constantly shooting private messages out to my buds on mybloglog and directly dialoguing with other bloggers I respect- even had my first crazy stalker incident on there- then watched people I never even knew read me leap to my defense. It was very touching in that online surreal kind of scary way- but touching none the less.

Basically, MyBlogLog really does help you to better connect with your blogging peers more personally.

Dec 05, 2006 03:37 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Brian Brady
San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751 - San Diego, CA
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Pretty cool, MoMac.  I just signed up lat night.  Thanks for the info
Dec 05, 2006 04:49 PM #25
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jf.sellsius

Wow, I see you got the word out Maureen. MBL is a great way to find new blogs & make new friends and contacts.  And it's always nice to see a friendly face, like yours. 

Here's also a neat thing.  Whereas to email a blogger to just say a private hi, how are you,  may be uncomfortable for either party, it's  part of MBL to just reach out and touch someone.  The walls separating us are paper thin at MBL.  Martha says that's a good thing:)

Dec 05, 2006 05:31 PM #26
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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momac.  I love that bb.  I don't know if she loves it, but I do!
Dec 05, 2006 09:13 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Toby & Sadie: Good to see your smiling faces on MBL. Boxers don't smile with their faces though do they?  They smile with their bodies. 

MF & TB: Was it da Widget? Slowing ya down?    

MM (as in Mary McKnight): I don't know why but some of the photos on MBL look like crazy stalker folk...but then again some on AR do too. 

BB: See you on MBL 

JF: I  am still disorientd on MBL... wander around...but I think it will be a good thing. See you on MBL.

MF: I don't mind MoMac but it is MoMc.   

Dec 05, 2006 10:08 PM #28
Rainer
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Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate

Thanks for the tip, Maureen.

I signed up and will check it out when I have the chance.

Also, I was working on cleaning up my blogroll today on my other blog, and added Columbus Best Blog.  Please reciprocate unless you want me to send a black plague of death down your way.  Just kidding, LOL. 

 

 

Dec 06, 2006 06:09 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Would that be the Michigan Black Plague of Death? 

Dec 06, 2006 06:35 AM #30
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

I put the widget back up.  And added a feature that your pic is next to your comments if you are an MBL member.  What do you think?  Dorky?

 Birmingham Michigan Real Estate 

Dec 06, 2006 07:28 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
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No... I don't think it is dorky except my photo.....  so how did you do that?
Dec 06, 2006 09:43 AM #32
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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I just went back and tried to figure it out again.  I have no idea how I did it.  It must have been in some settings thing.  But I can not find it again.  Which means I cannot turn it off if it slows the site down.
Dec 06, 2006 11:06 AM #33
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

I got an invite from Bonnie the other day - I assumed it was legitimately from Bonnie anyway.  I joined up that day but haven't had a chance to go back and work on it.  I did get several people email me and welcome me, which I thought was nice and at the same time odd, but it was/is because I didn't know what MBL is.....thanks Bonnie.

Ann

Dec 06, 2006 11:16 AM #34
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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Found it!

"Edit Site Settings"

"faces on settings"  left side at bottom.  I have no idea if they support RT blogs.  I bet you will be the first to request it. 

 

Dec 06, 2006 11:35 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
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Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Maureen, when you figure it, let me know ok? I'm on but have no idea what I'm suppose to do with it...
Dec 06, 2006 03:54 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I still have not figured out MyBlogLog.com myself in fact this morning I had an email that puzzled me:

Your MyBlogLog Pro 3-Day Free Trial Has Ended. We've switched you to the free version of MyBlogLog.  You'll still get some great stats and community features, but not all of them. With a free account your stats are calculated every 24 hours (at midnight on the East Coast of the US). Also, for free accounts we only save your stats data for 7 days. So if you want to Pro services with no interruption in your archived data, you have 7 days to act. You can switch back to MyBlogLog Pro by logging into MyBlogLog and going to "Account Settings." We accept PayPal for payment."

I thought huh?  I have been on MyBlogLog.com since sometime in October... not that I did anything. Then I noticed the link at the bottom is for my MaureenMcCabe.com website, not my Columbus Best Blog blog....

I must have had a 3 day free trail period on MyBlogLog.com for my blog that ended long ago.

Dec 08, 2006 03:55 AM #37
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
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That message is for having the reporting stuff/looking at the stats.  I don't pay.  So I get the stats the day after.  Did you install the code for the stats?  

Dec 08, 2006 04:00 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I don't think so............... I have done nothing.... I have not read the tutorial. 

I just love having the faces on my blog when I go visit my blog to see who has visited.

Dec 08, 2006 04:28 AM #39
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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I totally love that!  We need to get more people signed up!
Dec 08, 2006 04:53 AM #40
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