Prospecting the Blogosphere

about the UCI blog survey.

all opinions express herein are only makko's and ocean's, and do not necessarily reflect opinions of any of the other UCI blog survey team members

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

A Little Bird Told Me

Its hard to find material when the subject of your blog is about a survey. Here's a topic: how does one best advertise a blog?

I think most blogs become famous because they are updated frequently and have high quality material. However, is there something more you can do to give your blog more visibility? Here's a few things we did:
  1. Added our blog to feedster, technorati and various other listing sites
  2. Asked people to link our blog from their blog; this was done via:
    1. email
    2. irc-channels devoted to bloggers
    3. blogging forums
  3. Created a blogroll containing some high-profile bloggers, in the hopes that they'd stumble upon our own blog
  4. Posted our blog link on monkeyfilter (albeit, this was a partial failure *blush*)
  5. Added trackback
Any other suggestions? BTW, we still need more Chinese, Japanese and Korean bloggers to fill our survey. Show us some Asian pride.

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