December 1, 2007

Promotion: Using the Tools to Link Myself Together

I did it. I took the plunge. I know, I've been straddling the fence on this for quite some time--I set up a myspace profile. That's why I have not posted in a couple of days.

The process was a two day affair. I wanted to do a few things to increase traffic to my articles. This morning I put up a blog post on myspace and I had a brainstorm.

I've started to link everything I'm doing. That's how promotion works, right? I've touched on it in my previous posts. (this one too). All of that research I've been doing is finally clicking in my brain.

Basically, If you want to gain readership you must bring it all together. Put all of your eggs into one basket, so to speak. However, I was always told not to put all my eggs into one basket. That was then, this is now.

Back to my brainstorm. I went to my blogcatalog profile and invited friends from my lists to myspace. I've already added myspace's link to the forum at Associated Content and have gained a few friends. Now I have to invite more friends.

I read other blogs, articles, and profiles and comment. Doing this has helped me, to not only learn more about others like me, to gain readership and Internet friends.

I have yet to link this blog and my me page to myspace. That I hope to get done today.

When I have it all together, I can concentrate on content. I know, I have some content here, there, and everywhere, I have to build more. Especially on the foundation: my articles.

There is a method to my madness. It's all becoming clearer the more I dive into this. Once I lay out this foundation, I will be able to branch out! Now that's inspiring.


  1. Good luck with that. I have found that that I'm unable to balance the writing with such a huge Internet presence. I prefer doing the writing.

  2. That's what I'm working towards. I'm hoping, once I lay all the foundations, I can just write.

    Will it all fall into place? We shall see.

    Have a great day!

  3. I've been running my weblog content through MySpace for about a year now and I've never had any response. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Hundreds of views according to my home page and not one comment.

    I think maybe it's true what they say about that site -- it's for celebrities and teenagers. And I don't fall into either category.

  4. I don't know if it will work for me either. At other communities I'm involved with, they promote myspace all the way. I'll post progress as I go.

    I figure if it brings me just one more subscriber for my main content, then I've done pretty good.

    So far the self promotion techniques I've been doing are working. I just hope I can keep up the momentum.

    If you add me as a friend, I'll give you a comment!

  5. Hey Muse, you brought forward in your post the good, the bad and the struggle to balance all the great power of the net with real life. Excellent post.

    And yeah, Wayne, you're right, it's so easy to get caught in the 'net world (and fun too) and I believe that sometimes writers forget that this is all an adjunct to the writing. Still, the Internet is here to stay, and those who avoid it are missing a new world.

    Me? I go back and forth--and sometimes use blogging, etc. as an excuse not to really write--but not too often. I try to think of it as a warm-up for the main event.

  6. I must say that you are on the right track with the networking... although, I have had a heap of readers come from Facebook, BlogCatalog and MyBlogLog. I have a myspace profile, but I never promote it... it's just not my kind of network.

    I have been networking and laying foundations for the past six months and it's starting to pay off as far as comments and traffic etc go.

    Blogging is fun and if you have something you are passionate about, all the better as the real you will shine through.


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