| 3:35 am on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
> it seems everybody except Elvis and you Aunt Sally's Cat will have blog next year.
You mean everybody as in 'everybody spamming guestbooks' not so long ago? And what happened with that?
| 11:02 am on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)|
okey i have had the net for about 6 or so years and have never ever used a blog.. well not knowenly.. arent they just like message boards or something.. to be honest i advoid them!
| 1:14 pm on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Those danged things never made any sense to me-- spammin' for links. History very soon--I hope.
| 2:55 pm on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Everything looks like a nail to someone who owns only a hammer.
What tools are in your toolbox?
| 4:14 pm on Dec 28, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Hey graywolf,great post.
There are many creative uses for a blog. Creatively conceived blogs rank in the top three for some competitive areas. If you aren't blogging you aren't doing everything you can to increase your link development network. But I think a strong dose of creative conceptualization can help the effort's chances of success.
Blogging is about building communities. If you build a good enough blog people will start linking to you. I have a number of blogs on a wide area of subjects.
| 6:24 am on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Came home with this idea from vegas. Now have two blogs. One is a straight news site on a community portal/forum that I run. The second has a more devious rationale. It's a book review site where I read and review books relevant to a niche. I'm hoping to get some incoming links and maybe some traffic. We'll see. If I can get some motion going, I should get:
- a nice site to that I can use to provide relevant links.
- maybe some amazon affiliate bucks :)
- it's in a high CPC industry ($10-$20 for front page), so if I get some traffic I'll put up adsense.
All in all, if it goes, it should be profitable on it's own, when the intent is simply to be able to get some good inbound links.
| 7:26 am on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I don't have a blog and don't think I will get one any time soon. I just don't see a point.
I use WordPress for news, but it doesn't have that blog look at all, and comments and ping backs are all disabled. I just like the interface and features of the WP.
IMO pingbacks will be discounted by SEs very soon. It's just getting out of control.