Blogging is fun, you enjoy every minute of it. But there are some aspects you would really like to avoid, and yet they are a vital part of your strategy, like submitting to social bookmarking sites. Let’s face it without exposure there is no audience.
Search Engines do their part, but if you go that extra length and submit to social networks and bookmarking sites your visibility will significantly increase. In theory your readers should be the advocates and use the tools that you make available to submit your post to their favorite social network, but the truth is that the majority simply ignore them. The bottom line is that
personal value always precedes social value
You need these entries to gain visibility, and make you known within your community, especially if it’s a new blog. The problem is that submitting to social bookmarking sites is very time consuming, and you don’t have that extra time to sit around and type in your tags and description for each and every site you’d like to submit to. Here’s a short list procedure that can make things a lot faster and submit your post to 25 social bookmarking and network sites in just about 10 minutes:
The sites I have been submitting to (and have been driving traffic to my website) are:
- Digg it!
- YAHOO! MyWeb
Here’s how to do it:
- Prepare your post description and tags, paste them into your textpad
- Download and configure onlywire bookmarklet (you submit to 15 social bookmarking services with 1 bookmarklet)
- Copy and paste the following bookmaklets for the services not covered by onlywire:
If there are no network problems or server downtime you’ll be finished in under 10 minutes. If you have any other great social network sites to share and add to the list please do drop a line !