Support for new original blogs

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  • #84118

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, blog reviews are subjective. Period.

    #84119

    bloglily
    Member

    And in the case of Sulz’s blog, I’d say those subjective criteria are ones I agree with!

    Congrats to you, Ms. Sulz. An honor well deserved.

    #84120

    sulz
    Member

    timethief: the word competitiveness has never even crossed my mind, nor am i comparing myself to you. i just felt that it should have been a question posed to quotes rather than myself, because it is he who decides who wins what in his blog, although i do know or think i do know why i won. or it could have been better phrased because it can be insinuated that you don’t think i ought to win. and let me emphasise it can be insinuated, i’m not saying that you are. people with no background knowledge to our relationship can possibly come to that conclusion. that’s the point i’m trying to make, is all.

    bloglily: thank you. =) but you’re part of the nine rules network!

    #84121

    Drama =Drain in my opinion. Read my post, What is keeping you stuck?

    #84122

    timethief
    Member

    Congrats Sulz ! :) No offence was ever intended.

    You say: “…although i do know or think i do know why i won.”
    That’s what I was asking about but let it go girl.

    Good on you and good on your blog. May you get many more awards.. :)

    #84123

    sulz
    Member

    timethief: okay, thank you. =)

    #84124

    quotes
    Member

    A new award is up.

    http://weblogawards.wordpress.com/

    I think the award and nomination code might be broken.

    Can someone help with getting that to show up properly?

    is it ?

    Something might be wrong with the quotes marks and it looks like it doesn’t copy and paste properly.

    Below is says

    “Put code in between backticks.”

    hmmmmmm.

    #84125

    sulz
    Member

    quotes: i had problems with the code too. don’t remember how i solved it, but it involved editing / retyping the code in notepad. maybe you should redo the code again.

    #84126

    snpnmnmi
    Member

    I also try to promote good blogs I see by blog-tipping. You can view them at http://snpnmnmi.wordpress.com/
    I have only just scratched the surface of quotes’ awards… I will dig deeper. But the blogtipping I do is wherever I find a good blog… blogger, live spaces, WP and I’m starting to review a few more typepad(?) blogs. Most of what I review are mom blogs, just because that’s what I am. I have, though, reviewed men’s blogs as well as non-mom/women’s blogs. As I am not a code writer or anything even closely resembling that, I have no idea how to create or pass on (or if I even can) the nifty little “button” awards… I’m not even sure that’s the right terminology. At any rate, it’s a knockoff of Easton Ellis’s(?) idea for business blogs. Anyway… if you are looking for more blogs, you might take a look at what I’ve got. I try to do one once a week.

    #84127

    quotes
    Member

    @snpnmnmi

    Easton Ellis, the guy who started blogtipping is right here in my town – just a couple of dozen miles away. We have not met in person yet – I had not heard about it for a while so thought it was dying out. I am going to have to ask him about it.

    #84128

    drmike
    Member

    Blogtipping?

    #84129

    engtech
    Member

    It would be nice to have official support, but I don’t think it’s realistic. I tried to do this “unofficially” several months ago with http://fanpop.com/spots/wordpress.com but that hit a couple of issues:

    – hard to get a community about wordpress.com to form somewhere other than wordpress.com
    – Fanpop doesn’t have proper moderation controls for keeping out spam
    – The only common connection we all have is using wordpress.com

    Having a “top” whatever will always be subjective to whatever the majority of the group likes. The wordpress.com Top Blog/Posts all go by popularity/traffic so they already work by “what the majority of the group likes”. Even if you tweaked it so that it only counted traffic from logged in wordpress.com bloggers you wouldn’t see that much of a shift. Popular is popular.

    Asking WP.com to make subjective decisions about “upcoming blogs” isn’t feasible for a variety of reasons — a) there is a *LOT* to sift through, b) people will always complain that their blog isn’t listed (human nature), c) whatever metric they choose will still be subjective and people will complain about the decision making process (same way as the original poster), d) there will be accusations of favoritism.

    I think the real solution is that you have to build your blog audience the same way as any other blog — connect with other bloggers. Read other blogs, comment on them, build relationships with them. And they can subjectively choose to link to you.

    #84132

    timethief
    Member

    @engtech
    Well said.

    #84133

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike
    Re: blogtipping – A community of bloggers that periodically “link” or blogtip each other’s blogs. There are many of these under various names.

    #84134

    drmike
    Member

    Thanks.

    #84135

    judyb12
    Member

    I finally got around to googling blogtipping, since i, too, was confused as to what it meant. I found this blog post that explained it succinctly:
    http://www.marketinghipster.com/2007/02/01/blogtipping-sure-why-not/

    Imagine my relief to find that the idea was started by a man name Easton Ellsworth, not Easton Ellis, whom i had associated with Brett Easton Ellis, someone who seems singularly unlikely to have any interest in promoting other people’s blogs.

    #84136

    raincoaster
    Member

    Disembedded is using Blogtipping right now. Perhaps we could persuade him to let us know how he does it.

    PS: Bret Easton Ellis may be a horrible human being, but he’s a major writing talent, and for that he will always be forgiven much. Me heart him.

    #84137

    judyb12
    Member

    <OffTopic> I love his writing too, and i have no information about his personal life. He just seemed an unlikely candidate to have come up with blogtipping :-) </OffTopic>

    #84138

    raincoaster
    Member

    Agreed 100%. But authors live to pimp their publicity, and I speak as an author.

    #84139

    porchhound
    Member

    @timethief
    How did you read the blog stats for another blog..especially interested in time spent per page, etc.

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