What’s hot and What’s Not?

What’s hot and What’s Not?

I recently had a request, basically what is trending and what is not. The comment comes from narami, “Hey Michael, I haven’t submitted anything as I explained before but I plan to and I’m wondering if you have suggestions on what type of content should we choose to share? What’s popular in those platforms and what type of audience will be hit? Is there a successful format?
Others might benefit from your thoughts about this too 🙂 ” For those that do not know who narami is, let me shed some light, a regular person like you or I, but she was an extra in the movie “RUM DIARY” starring Johnny Depp, that’s right! she even has the video up on her Blog.

Although it may be Halloween, my powers of reading Moderators and others minds alike have been stripped away leaving me blind to only use best-educated guesses.  I have been tracking the ones that I have submitted, so I hope this will provide some help as to what contend is hot and what is not. Out of respect, I will not list a particulars person topic that is not doing well. I will show content that is rising and showing interest.

So, What’s Hot!

  1. Rebecca’s essay/articleLetter to Future Americans has been doing really good. I posted an image earlier in my previous post, HALLOWEEN PROMOTING YOUR BLOG!  Anyway, on StumbleUpon, she has got 267 views as of this writing and in Reddit it has been upvoted 6 times.
  2. Deniza Blog from the communication I received has been doing rather good as well, her blog is about Health and Fitness, she is also a medical student in Germany.
  3. Tim BurtonSugar Cookies from Leisel, you have to visit her site,  I do believe she blew a few minds with her NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES just look at the cuteness, the creativity showcasing one of Tim Burtons animated movies.
  4. Memes, believe it or not, I know it shocks me too, but apparently this is what some like. I submitted one for Leslie on Reddit, the title of the posting, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and That Other Thing Pope Francis Never Said The image below shows it has been upvoted 7 times.

Memes

 

 

Dannys_24_views

5. Danny’s essay/article has been on the rise as well too. Why I Consider That My Opinions Could Be Wrong is on the rise, in fact, it started out at just 2 views, now it has 25 (edit 28 now) views. The image depicts 24, but I just looked and it increased by 1 (edit by 4). For his essay/article Tricks to Becoming a More Positive Thinker that was submitted on Reddit has been upvoted twice.

Other things that are Hot

Just_an_image This is just an image with little text and no recipe to go with it.

Sherlock_PBS Upcoming movie trailers, even though we have several other media outlets for this,

Jus_a_pic Just a pic, subreddit /r/pics only allows a photograph or a pic with no captions, URL anything that gives credit to the original creator. P.S. this is on the front page of Reddit. Just a pic!

It is a hit and miss, that is why I wrote that article HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! providing advice on having solid content, allow your blog to have some character and so on.

Celebrity Deaths or obituaries is an up and coming subreddit and Gary has gotten a few views from his tribute to Maureen O’Hara.

What’s Not Hot!

This is hard to say for it depends on the people voting up or down the post, image or whatever, we may really like something while another thinks its trash.  And with Reddit, some of the comments can be downright brutal to the point where some Moderators branched out and made new subreddits where no bashing is allowed at all, only positive comments, and some won’t let you downvote no matter what. That why I said to pay attention to the guidelines od each subreddit.

Marie. I read the comment you left about liking to learn more about Reddit.  I recently did a video on this that can be here: HOW TO POST ON REDDIT!  and Janice from Mostly Blogging has a Reddit tutorial text based on her Blog that can be found here:

http://mostlyblogging.com/how-to-get-the-kind-of-blog-traffic-you-want-with-reddit/

 

Halloween Promoting Your Blog!

Vampires, halloweenYes, that’s me back in the early 2000’s when I worked at Nacy’s Airport Cafe in Willows California. Since it is Halloween, I thought I would humiliate myself. Where has the time gone? I was so young and energetic back then, as though I had all the time in the world to play with. That photo has seen better days and looks like how I feel on most days. Time has a way of taking its’ toll on us once in a while.

Time, need to make the most of it in life and our Blogs!

DirectionsI did update to my menu and if you would like to share some of my work, the menu can be found here, share it on Stumble or Reddit whichever you are most comfortable with. I will admit StumbleUpon is more user-friendly.

I realize Hallows Eve a night for creatures from a far and Vampires rise from beneath the earth, big monsters to tiny cute ones are upon us and not to mention American Football Season, Sundays’ an all day event, Monday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football, Saturdays’ are College Football games, so we might expect fewer views. It will happen. Don’t panic.

I would like to share some more StumbleUpon screen captures I did, These are ones That I took the Liberty to share on StmbleUpon.

StumbleUpon

Traveling Rockhopper Blog is about capturing the beauty from various trips and providing good information.

 

His has got 53 views as of this morning! I hope you are enjoying the extra views!

 

A journey with you Rebecca’s Blog A Journey With You | A Life With Schizophrenia, her letter to Future Americans has been received rather well.

On Reddit, her’s has been upvoted 6 times.

245 views Way to go Rebecca!

 

Dream Big Dream Often I think we all know who Danny is from Dream Big Dream OftenI submitted this one last night and it already had 6 views. And while I was adding the other graphics, it jumped to 8 views!

I would like to mention that Danny’s post, 6 Tricks to Becoming a More Positive Thinker that was submitted on Reddit has been upvoted two times.

Fallingthoughts

 

THE FALLING THOUGHTS Poems, Poetry Plus Passion, I submitted this one as well.

51 views so far.  I hope you are enjoying the extra views for this one was good!

 

Mostly Blogging Janice’s Blog Mostly Blogging, I stumbled this one for her.

 

26 views and I submitted this one last night!

 

Announcing Reddit & StumbleUpon Groups are Alive!

The launch date is here and both  Reddit and StumboleUpon groups are alive!

Hello, everyone, The date is here, so find those awesome post you want to be shared!

I recently took my Gabapentin for my nerve pain and in a bit I will be out cold, I hope when I wake in the morning I will see all your lovely links and comments.

On the ride side of the screen, you will see two clickable images that will direct you to either Janice’s page for StumbleUpon shares or mine for Reddit shares.

I encourage all who want to benefit from this to leave their links. Below are two clickable images as well that will direct to the correct page to leave your links.

Small Janice StumbleuponJanice’s Page for StumbleUpon Shares

If you’re not already following Janice, show some Blogger love and give her a Follow.

Small Reddit SharesAnd my page to leave your links for the post that you want to have shared on Reddit.  And if not following me, like Danny say’s how about showing Michael some of that Blogger love and give me a follow.

 

 

 

Is Your Blog Getting The Attention You Want?

Is Your Blog Getting The Attention You Want?

Yesterday I announced that Janice and I have formed an alliance in efforts to help promote your Blogs! You can  read more about that here with the following links: Note: Last night and this morning I did add more links in the Follow to Follow Directory!

Announcing Mostly Blogging & Michael’s Origins Unite!

Inspire Me Monday Linky Party #56

I was recently left with a comment by The.Richard.Braxton, the comment is as follows, “Have you tried this yet? Does it work? And if you are caught colluding like this will you get banned from Reddit or StumbleUpon?”

That is a good question and I thank you for the comment. First these sites StumbleUpon and Reddit advocate the promotion of others and not your own. On Reddit, you can get away with submitting your own work however it is tricky and you can easily get banned for being a spammer. As I was writing this post, I received a comment on my post, REDDIT, SUBREDDITS SHARES! the comment is from skinnyandsingle, “13 minutes ago Skinny and Single
Reddit has given me kick ass traffic. More than 5000 views… in saying that, I’ve also been called horrible, horrible names 😀
I love Reddit!!!!” and her second comment when I asked permission to use her comment in my post, “You bet!!!! 🙂 I am the Reddit Queen!!!!! I’ve only been blacklisted, called a spammer like a thousand times :D”

To Jump Track, that comment was sent by God himself as I was writing this post. P.S I do believe in Guardian Angels -saved my life as a young know it all teen.

On my post REDDIT, SUBREDDITS SHARES, know one knew that I was sharing their work on other platforms in hopes of generating more views for them. Here is a comment that was left for me by the lovely Jennifer Calvert from Ink And Quill,

“2 days ago INK AND QUILL Michael, a big thank you for posting some of my poetry on reddit. That’s is so kind and thoughtful of you! Much appreciated. I will have to get onto reddit myself and return the favour! X”

Excerpt from yesterday’s post below!

Why are we uniting?

Janice and I came to the conclusion and here is what she has on her Blog, “I have written about the potential for massive traffic from both StumbleUpon and Reddit. The problem is you can’t self-promote at either site. How can you get tremendous traffic from sites that frown on you putting your links there?” 

This is true with StumbleUpon which is a great resource for driving traffic to you blog as long as someone and that someone is not you, shares it on StumbleUpon, I have submitted three of my posts on StumbleUpon and nada, zip nothing until I found the why! 😦  Reddit even trickier to utilize to harness the benefits of Reddit id self-promoting.

Both Janice and I believe in the idea of helping our fellow Bloggers out there that want to increase their traffic, perhaps gain some new friends along the way.

If you are FOLLOWING our blogs, you will be apprised when the links to the respective groups go live” I have already worked on some graphics to place on the right side of this Blog.

Small Reddit Shares

This will be a clickable image pointing to the page to submit your post that you want to be shared on Reddit.

Small Janice Stumbleupon

 

This will be the image for Jance’s Page if you want to have your post shared on StumbleUpon.

To close this post, I hope that you will take advantage of this new idea that Janice and I came up with.

Please, Let me know your thoughts on this new idea to help you out!

 

Announcing Mostly Blogging & Michael’s Origins Unite!

Announcing Mostly Blogging & Michael’s Origins Unite!

Yesterday, Sunday was filled with mixed emotions, the Minnesota Vikings pulled a rabbit out of their hat and won, Yah! The New York Giants at the last possible moment had a 100-yard punt return, though I am not a Giants fan that was great to see! Did anyone catch the latest episode of The Walking Dead?  All I can say I am in denial and sad, but I won’t spoil it for you in case you haven’t seen it yet.

This morning I also received word that Danny is feeling better today, things are looking good!

I will say Sunday was an eventful day! It is also a day that Janice from Mostly Blogging and I decided to cross promote each others Blogs to our readers. That’s right! We have come up with a unique plan that will help you increase your traffic.

In a previous post, I wrote along with a video, REDDIT, SUBREDDITS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW I describe what you needed to know and in the video I explained that Reddit frowns on a person self-promoting and one could get banned if not careful. Their rule is to share 90% of others work that would allow you to submit 10% of your own.  That is work!

Why are we uniting?

Janice and I came to the conclusion and here is what she has on her Blog, “I have written about the potential for massive traffic from both StumbleUpon and Reddit. The problem is you can’t self-promote at either site. How can you get tremendous traffic from sites that frown on you putting your links there?” 

This is true with StumbleUpon which is a great resource for driving traffic to you blog as long as someone and that someone is not you, shares it on StumbleUpon, I have submitted three of my posts on StumbleUpon and nada, zip nothing until I found the why! 😦  Reddit even trickier to utilize to harness the benefits of Reddit.

Both Janice and I believe in the idea of helping our fellow Bloggers out there that want to increase their traffic, perhaps gain some new friends along the way.

If you are following our blogs, you will be apprised when the links to the respective groups go live” I have already worked on some graphics to place on the right side of this Blog.

Small Reddit Shares

This will be a clickable image pointing to the page to submit your post that you want to be shared on Reddit.

Small Janice Stumbleupon

 

This will be the image for Jance’s Page if you want to have your post shared on StumbleUpon.

To close this post, I hope that you will take advantage of this new idea that Janice and I came up with.

Let me know your thoughts on this new idea!

 

Reddit, Subreddits Shares!

Reddit, Subreddits Shares!

Today, before the Vikings play at noon CST, I wanted to take a break from the previous post I have been doing and show some updates about Reddit.

I have been slowly submitting some of your posts on Reddit and I do hope you have been getting some extra views. Though, I am still learning the way of Reddit I have so far managed not to get banned, LOL! I was going to display my Google Plus feed but determined that would be better suited for a video then a screen capture, there are just too many I have shared on Google.

Reddit submitting links

 

 

 

These are the post that I have so far submitted as I tread lightly into the waters of the Reddit.

 

 

 

Jennifer Calvert
https://jennifercalvertwriter.wordpress.com/

Elan Mudrow
http://tricksterchase.com/2015/09/25/poetry-is-bundling/

Yaz (AKA) THE FALLING THOUGHTS
http://thefallingthoughts.com/2015/10/03/velocity/

Jules
https://oppositemindsblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/exhaustion/

Amit Rahman
https://amitpoetry.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/opposite-ends/

 

Follow Directory is A Success Again!

A fast update to inform everyone how great this idea is working!

I recently was left another encouraging feedback this morning that I want to share with you. I do wish for more feedback on your success! Leave me comments!

Gain more followersOn your right side of the screen, I added a clickable image that is easy to find. I noticed that some were having some problems yesterday so I created this to make it easier on everyone. You can even leave me your links on this post if you like.

Richard from The Humpo Show informed me that he followed 20 blogs so far. This is great news! Thank you, Richard!

Richards_Comment

Jan from youbetchcanmakethis provided this comment

Youbetcha_Comment

A repeated comment left from Haylee yesterday.

Haylee_Comment

 

 

 

 

 

And if you want to Double your exposer or find new Bloggers to connect with, Please visit Janice at Mostly Blogging the link is here ask to be added to her directory. Janice and I are the only two that are doing this so far.

http://mostlyblogging.com/how-to-get-new-blog-followers/

 

  • We make new friends
  • Gain more exposure
  • Other will be more inclined to follow yours immediately
  • Word of mouth spreads and is still the best tool to market oneself

In-case you haven’t noticed I updated my menu.

Wordpress Followers

 

Follow to Follow Directory is A Success!

A comment left by Haylee from aloadabobbins.wordpress.com

I just wanted to update everyone that this working.

Haylee left me a comment earlier and here it is, Submitted on 2015/10/22 at 1:08 pm
I had my highest day for views and a distinct spike in stats after you added my link, so great idea. Very helpful, thanks 🙂

Leave your link Click Here:

  • We make new friends
  • Gain more exposure
  • Other will be more inclined to follow yours immediately
  • Word of mouth spreads and is still the best tool to market oneself

In case you hav’nt noticed I updated my menu.

Wordpress Followers

 

Announcing Follow to Follow Directory!

Announcing Follow to Follow Directory!
Climbing the latterYesterday, I created a Follow to Follow Directory and I must admit, it was a great turnout and I thank everyone that has shared their links to be added to this list. I could not imagine the response I got from one post and you guys put me to work, Thank you!

I do hope that you have found some neat Bloggers to connect with! You can still add your links by Clicking on the Heading Above, “Announcing Follow to Follow Directory”

  • We make new friends
  • Gain more exposure
  • Other will be more inclined to follow yours immediately
  • Word of mouth spreads and is still the best tool to market oneself

Note: I did update my Menu. The image below will now reflect where you can find the directory.

Wordpress Followers

 

 

Announcing Follow to Follow Directory!

Announcing Follow to Follow Directory!

shaking handsToday I added a new page to my Blog, that page is titled, Follow to Follow Directory. If you would like to be added to this list, please leave your link in the comment field and I will add it to the list. Janice Wald from Mostly Blogging started the first one, so I will follow her lead on this one and now there will be two sites that advocate this concept.

  • We make new friends
  • Gain more exposure
  • Other will be more inclined to follow yours immediately
  • Word of mouth spreads and is still the best tool to market oneself

The new page that will house all of your wonderful Blogs will be located in the screen capture below,  I hope to see you there!

Follow_Directory

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