Originally Published 2007-05-20 18:13:47
In a curious turn of irony, my post a couple of days ago expressing skepticism about the efficacy of FuelMyBlog inadvertently propelled my standings on the FuelMyBlog network. The screenshot in my previous post, as the one below does (hint, hint), linked to the FuelMyBlog voting mechanism. I didn't even think about it when I did it, but quite a few readers apparently clicked through. I've picked up 14 votes just today!
Now, the $64,000 question is whether or not this will actually produce new traffic (and consummate readership). I'll be watching my analytics over the next couple of days and will post the results here.
This is actually a really good test of the FuelMyBlog network. For me personally, if just 20-30 virgin readers are exposed to Smart Guy over the next couple of days, then my participation was well worth it. I might even move the FuelMyBlog badge on my sidebar to a more prominent place. What about you? What threshold of virgin readers would you require in order to make any promotional tool worth the effort? Do you analyze the possible results before engaging in any such activity, or do you just try things shoot-from-the-hip style?
On 2007-05-20 19:17:16 Julie said:
I found you through FuelMyBlog. Just thought you'd like to know :). I am just now checking the whole thing out. I've been trying to decide if it's worth my time. Guess we'll see!
I'm going to subscribe to your feed. It looks like you have some great info on here and since you're a "Really Smart Guy" maybe I can actually learn a thing or two. :)
On 2007-05-21 00:50:37 Uncle Johnny said:
Thanks for the love. I've been a subscriber of the JulieAnneBonner.com feed for a week or two now. I like what you've done with the weekly "columns". It's a nice paradigm on both ends -- your readers have expectations set and will tend to hang around for the sections they like (even if they dislike other 50%!), and you have a self-imposed publishing quota. Brilliant!
You can thank the BobMeetsWorld Feed my Feed promotion for my readership. Love that Bob Jones guy.
Keep in touch!
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