How to Post on Reddit!

How to Post on Reddit and Choose the Correct Subreddit!

I have received several comments that they would benefit from knowing how to use Reddit and how to submit someone’s post. My mind was passing the mental floors should it be text based or a video that actually shows you how to do it. The video won! I did a previous video, REDDIT, SUBREDDITS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

To remind everyone, the Follow to Follow Directory is still up and running. Also, make sure if you want to have your post shared on Reddit or StumbleUpon you can still do that if you wish to harness some extra views!

 

 

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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/

 

How to Gain New WordPress Followers

Today I was just going to find a unique, interesting and fun blog to reblog while watching the Presidential Golf Cup then switch over and start watching the US Football games that start at Noon CST however, I read a post this morning which prompted me to write an actual post.  So, let’s have some coffee or tea and chat if we were talking face-to-face.

This morning Danny wrote a post titled “Why Hiding in Your Corner Isn’t Going to Bring Readers” Which I found validity in that post for it speaks the truth on a large aspect of Blogging. I’ll copy a part of Danny’s post that is the heart of a foreseen problem,

“Ask anyone that follows me and they will tell you that I visit, read and comment to everyone. I have a schedule that allows me to read each of my followers at least once per month. It is difficult to do so, but I make an effort.

(I can understand that completely because Ritu a great person has over a 1000 readers on her Blog with a busy life in the education field.)

Bloggers are unique creatures. We desire to be heard, read, appreciated, yet most of us don’t want to reciprocate. We want to be the Twitter account that has 150,000 followers while only following 150 people. That is not reality!”

The last part of Danny’s post is the core problem. We desire to have our stuff admired with hopes of being shared across the various Social Media Platforms while following a very few and hope that many follow us.  This will not work for we are not famous media icons -we can not afford to stick our nose in the air so to speak.

How do we get followers?

One way that we know of is the Meet and Greet parties that Danny holds bimonthly. I will admit that this does work for it has helped me to gain new readers and vice versa. But, lately I have seen some problems or slow down with this event and the previous one. I’ll demonstrate. As most know I am an Introvert and since I have 143 people that liked my about page I can say with some certainty that most of you already know this and me being an Introvert, I pay attention to certain details that most miss, granted some do elude me at times but not much.

50_likers_on_In_MeLet’s take a look at a screen capture I took, this is from a reblog that Danny did and as you can see it is showing that 50 of us liked this post, that is good, but lets see how the person of that post made out.

In_Me_5_likers

From this screen capture, we see that there are 5 Bloggers that liked this page while there was a total of 50 Boggers that liked the reblogged post that Danny did for MAHJABEEN.

Mini meI am left scratching my head. Thinking, how can this be?

How do I get fellow Bloggers to follow my Blog that jumps all over the place?

  1. I attend the Meet and Greet parties.
  2. I leave my Social Media Links
  3. I view the reblogged post and determine if I like it not, if I do, I hit the like button then proceed to the about page to get a better sense of the person behind the post, but sometimes I see them blank or vague. I then find an earlier post and see if like that one. Then I decide to follow or not.
  4. Sometimes we have to follow prior to being followed. Just the way it works.
  5. I leave comments on WordPress blogs and outside blogs so that my Gravatar can be seen and hopefully someone will get curious enough to look at my Blog. I did gain four new readers that way.
  6. I reblog posts that I find interesting, although it has nothing to do with poems, Genealogy, I know some like to stick with a rigid theme that only pertains to what they are interested in, but that leaves a blogger limited, which is an intro to number 7.
  7. Hilda from FITTOSERVE had an interesting post on the 9th of this month and urge all to read that one. The post is titled, 3 Reasons You Should Not Immediatly Want Blog Followers my comment on that post was this: (“When you are willing to engage with those that might not share the same interests, it will expand your thinking. This helps in stretching the way you see things, and this will enhance your writing.”
    That is exactly why I have a variety that I follow and that follows me from beauty, fashion, food, poetry, fiction writers and so forth. There is a great benefit to this philosophy.) My point for putting this here is that it is a benefit to following a variety than a strict theme-based concept.
  8. Touching on comments again, try to build a relationship with your reader, I recently knocked on Wallace’s door and we engaged in the art of commenting, I said, “You just gave some idea for my own Wix Wallace, The template flows, “Change is inevitable” very true statement, we can’t go backwards and pause time, that would do no one any good, We could opt to focus on the present but that minute just flew by and is now in the past, the only option left is to release the “youthful fantasy” retaining a portion for memory keepsake and press forward.” and Wallace replied with his wit, “I believe in keeping one eye on The Present while the other on The Future. Of course, you risk getting Steve Buscemi Face but hey…  😉 ” The point is to grow that relationship between you and your reader and reciprocate.
  9. Use Reddit to gain more views, I recently did a post on that one.
  10. Have good content and know your audience which is not easy at first and is why my Blog started out as a Genealogy Blog, and changed course due to Audience Dynamics. That was hard to learn, knowing what people are interesting in.
  11. Be honest and Open with your readers, as an Introvert I struggled with the about page, I think I changed it three to four times before I started getting likes on that page and some comments and shares. We humans are curious creatures with habits of wanting to know what our next door neighbour is about.

Reddit, Subreddits and What You Need To Know

 

Yesterday I wrote a post How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog or Website and received engagement from you, Thank you for all the comments! Today’s topic is Reddit, Subreddits and What You Need To Know before you head out, make mistakes and possibly get banned. Yes, that can happen, Virginia.

Here are the steps I did.

  1. Register by creating a username, password and provide an email address in case you forget the password and enter the Captcha.
  2. Before we can submit our own posts to a Subreddit, first we must engage by upvoting or downvoting others post within the Subreddit. We must also contribute by commenting on others post which increases our Karma. Think of Karma as reputation points.  The more Karma we have, the more we are allowed to do and the more respected we become within the Subreddits.
  3. When commenting, keep in mind to be respectful and polite at all times. No foul language, no bullying or harassing, although proper criticism is allowed in most of the Subreddits. For instance, I found one poem to comment on and was very weak and did not make sense at all, another user said the same thing in his or her comment. I found one line that I did like and told the person so, but I did not upvote or downvote because I was on the fence with that one.
  4. I upvoted at least four posts and commented on two posts, I did find out that you have to wait for five to ten minutes before you can make another comment or you will get a message to wait so many minutes before you can submit your comment. Keep that in mind.
  5. Find a Subreddit that correlates to the post you are submitting. On the right side of the screen, you will see the Rules or titled Do’s and Don’ts. Also, in most of the Subredits. within the rules or guidelines you will read no links allowed of any kind only text with images or they may not allow images. Pay attention to the rules of that Subreddit.
  6. Once you have found a Subreddit to you taste click the subscribe button if not already subscribed. Locate the Submit A New Link button on the top right side of your screen. Follow the directions. (Note: I did wait til the next day to submit my own post)
  7. Be careful of choosing the title, some of the Subreddits will have guidelines for that too.

I listed the steps that I did and I hope this will help you.Also, I noticed that when I did make comments on those two posts my Karma was not updated till the next morning or maybe while I sleeping. So keep that in mind, it is not immediate sometimes.

Here is a video I made showing the inner working of Reddit and where to find certain features.

 

Find out more information on Reddit by visiting

https://www.reddit.com/wiki/selfpromotion

NOTE: Once I re-read the rules again the vote up was referring to self-voting up not on other users

Also check this video out, it provides the troubles this person had with Reddit.

 

How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog or Website

Recently I read an article Titled, “How to Get the Kind of Blog Traffic You Want with Reddit” from Mostly Blogging, I found the article intriguing because I am interested in driving more traffic to my Blog so that my work can be viewed by a larger audience and hopefully gain more followers.

I will admit I was irresolute after reading the article as my mind paced back and forth deciding whether to dive off the board or slowly withdraw back to comfort lane. I researched, watched videos in hopes of gaining more insight on how it worked and what could be expected from it.

As most of know you have paid sites like Google AdWords where you pay a certain fee for each time someone clicks on your Ad, according to the graphic they show for 1,324 clicks you pay $105.14, if I were a business or company and had the funds to do so this would be an option. Then we have StumbleUpon another tool to use for driving traffic to your site but it would cost, in fact they have a pay as you go, then Managed Plan that would set you back 10k per month and their Premium Account that would only set you back a mere 50k per month, none of these appeal to my wallet. We have Facebook’s Ads to promote you post, but there is also a fee there as well.

I decided to take the plunge and see if Reddit would work to boost the views and it did. Yesterday I had a total of 202 views, 32 coming from Reddit. If we do the math, that would be an increase of 18.8% extra views to my Blog, 15.84% views from Reddit alone. It works Redditjust as Janice Wald said. I also have seen on Reddit in the subreddit I used that the poem I used was upvoted 4 times.

Find out more information on Reddit by visiting

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

 

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