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BlogEngage: Publicity & Community

Seriously. I spend enough time parked on my computer. I wasn’t looking for yet another venue in which to “socialize.” Last night Sam and I went to dinner with the bulk of my high school “gang” (from back in the day before gangs were a bad thing). Out of that group of well-educated, intelligent, successful women, most don’t spend more than a tiny fraction of their time online. Only three are on FaceBook. I’m the lone Twitterer. And yet, we had a wonderful evening of real socialization.

Still, those of us who have virtual identities and virtual ventures will do well to have virtual socializing skills as well. It gives us support, new ideas, technical know-how, and much sought after publicity and traffic. If your time is at a premium, finding the best tools to bring you those benefits in the most efficient way is crucial for your blogging success.

With that in mind, let me introduce you to BlogEngage.

Blog Engage allows you to submit your Blog Article(s) that will be reviewed by all and will be promoted by me or our visitors to the main page.

Once you are comfortable with the basis technical functions of blogging, once you have begun to create quality content for readers, you will hit the traffic wall. Suddenly you’ll realize that there is more to a blog than “if you build it, they will come.” In blogging, the truth is that if you build it well, they will come if they can find you.

BlogEngage is a great way to help your target readers find your great content. In the weeks to come, I’ll be chronicling some of my experiences with BlogEngage and showing you how to take full advantage of its many features. For now, why not just click over and browse around. There are many benefits in store for you and your blog.

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  • bbrian017 November 21, 2009, 5:21 pm

    Alison it’s great to see you taking advantage of our community. The more bloggers the better so make sure to tell the rest of your blogging friends. Professional or personal all kinds are welcome to join.

    Did I understand correctly you will be writing about blogengage and it’s features in the near future? If so I really look forward to reading it all. p.s. don’t forget to submit all your articles and update your Google Adsense pub number. We start sharing our adsene earnings with our members.

  • Alison Moore Smith November 21, 2009, 9:46 pm

    Brian, thanks for commenting!

    Yes, I’ll be doing a series outlining the beginning steps of using BlogEngage. There are lots of ways to promote a site, but BE offers so many things, I think it’s a great way for those of use who have lives outside our blogs and really crave efficiency.

    Great work on BE!

  • ileane November 27, 2009, 3:17 pm

    Alison,

    I joined Blog Engage earlier this month and I agree with you 100%. It has been a great experience and I look forward to reading your follow-up posts.

    @Ileane

  • Alison Moore Smith November 27, 2009, 4:04 pm

    Thanks for posting, Ileane. It’s a great source of information.

    I checked our your blog, too. Great vids. Someday I’ll try one, too.

  • Karl Foxley December 5, 2009, 5:40 am

    Blog Engage is a great community and I agree with hat you are saying, the people that are active on the site are warm, welcoming and are great at providing feedback.

    Karl

  • Alison Moore Smith December 5, 2009, 12:22 pm

    As is attested by the commenting here! New blogs (like this) often struggle to get comments but so far all those commenting come from BlogEngage!

  • Brad Harmon December 6, 2009, 8:41 pm

    Alison,

    Thanks for pointing out a couple of things:

    #1 – We need real life socialization. These skills definitely help our online life.
    #2 – Blog Engage is a great community. I’ve found it very helpful because it is more than a blog directory – it’s a community of bloggers. It’s bloggers like you, Brian, ileane, Karl, and so many more that reach out to help fellow members. Thanks for shining the spotlight on Blog Engage.

    Brad

  • Alison Moore Smith December 6, 2009, 11:53 pm

    Very well said, Brad.

    Most of my “real-life” friends aren’t terribly active on the internet. Most don’t know I blog professionally — most wouldn’t even know what that means. In my day-to-day life, I don’t much hang out with bloggers.

    To me, BlogEngage and other technology communities give me an avenue to socialize with those with whom I share this passion, this business, this alternative universe. It is from people like you (those you mentioned and many others) that I learn and enjoy the bond of being blog geeks.

  • Michael December 12, 2009, 9:15 am

    I too am finding blog engage a great forum to interact with real bloggers starting out and at the “hump” to many of the other communities around are either too commercially driven to be useful or just too ineffective to be worthwhile. Blogengage works really well because you get to interact with real bloggers in real-time, long may it last.

  • Will December 13, 2009, 8:39 am

    Hi Alison,

    It’s a great intoduction to a great community –
    and very good to connect with you there as well.

    As a fellow promoter please enter my fun festive #BlogEngage contest …. Brianwave – The Alexa Ranking Contest | whatawebsite.org http://bit.ly/5IxcIF #BlogEngage

    Happy predicting !

    Cheers
    Will

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