Thursday, May 17, 2007

Follow the Yellow Crumb Road...

I thought it might be useful to give an example of what I mean when I say that I “followed a breadcrumb trail” to find a post. This is the one I followed this morning.

I was in the forum at Associated Content and saw the listing for Scott’s Web Writers Café. Naturally, I was curious, so I clicked for a visit. There I ran across a post referring me to Dr. Tony Hung’s blog marketing post on problogger, which led me to his article at newassignment.net about using mybloglog to create a social network of blogs.

I thought that I had joined mybloglog, but it turns out that I hadn’t. Of course, that’s what I’ve spent half of the morning doing – adding widgets and setting up screen shots and filling out profile information. Hey, sometimes you’ve got to play!

Once I got tired of that, I explored the communities tagged for writing, where I found Writers Edge, which led me to linking information from Jack Humphrey, which led me to Brian Clark on copyblogger (where there is a ton and a half of great information) which in turn led to Kevin O’Keefe.

So I visited or found eight great sites, starting from an innocent post in a forum. While I’m not going to go and notify every one of these people that I’ve linked to them here, they may find out anyway through pings and other tracking widgets. Then they could come and read at least this entry, if not be fascinated by my scintillating wit and sparkling personality. And I got a free post out of it, too!


4 comments:








Kevin OKeefe

said...

Thanks for mentioning that I may have helped you. Wish you continued success.

- Kevin





legbamel

said...

Thanks so much! I wanted to make sure you were included since it was your post that was the "piece of toast" at the end of my breadcrumb trail.





Scott

said...

Very nice! I usually start on a mission and then start following the breadcrumbs, only to realize someone is picking them up behind me and I forget what my original hunt was for.





Georganna Hancock

said...

Yes! Well, I'm fascinated enough to suggest that when you get your blog roll going, you list A Writer's Edge right at the top! Many thanks.