Liz Got Me, Or Did I Get Liz?

 

With so many good bloggers out there helping people, I actually have no idea how Liz decides who to award “Successful and Outstanding Blogger” badges to. I certainly couldn’t among my readers.

I can’t claim to be an active member of her blog community either, even though I have been subscribed to her feed for a while. There is a limit to how many conversations you can keep running at the same time, and whilst you might read someone’s blog, there is that time restraint barrier.

I also tend not to comment on blogs unless I can offer some level of expertise in helping solve a problem, or give a different perspective.

I Almost Missed It!

I am serious about this, and I am not sure of the solution – In Technorati every day I currently wade through about 6 to 10 pages of links. I have not idea how the more busy blogs cope.
I do try to follow up on every trackback, but that doesn’t help with links to my TLD (Top Level Domain).

Yep, I am a S.O.B

Now the hardest thing for me to decide was which colour badge I wanted to use.

I almost went for the aqua or purple

SOB AquaSOB purple

I was a little cheeky and asked Liz if she has one in Black & White, and she emailed one to me.

Black & White SOB

It will add a little bit more social proof to the sidebar

Meme Overload | Meme Efficiency

Even someone as highly organised as Liz seems to struggle keeping up with the memes she is tagged with, and being so popular I am sure she is tagged a lot more often than I am.

I am well behind on the memes I am tagged with, probably enough for the next month.

Something Liz has come up with is a bit of a time saver, it is just a standard way to link back to the person who tagged you and to show that a post is part of a meme.

It saves you making your own graphic.

Introducing Bloggy Tag

Well it might be a bit of a late introduction if you have already read about Bloggy tag.

Bloggy Tag
That logo works for me, I can stick it on a post and just pump out answers rather than a long winded intro and just quickly tag people at the end.
SOBCon 07
As this is very much a Lizzy post, I suppose I should also mention that SOBcon07 is little over a week away for anyone interested in attending who needs a gentle reminder.
I will not be attending, but I knows a fair number of my regular readers are going to be speaking there.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Andy,
    Let’s see whether this helps any. People who add to the conversation in a positive way are SOBs. The other qualification is that they need to have been blogging long enough to prove they aren’t just enthusiastic beginners.

    http://www.successful-blog.com/301-what-is-an-sob/

    Anyone can nominamte any blog including their own blog. I do look for folks who are relational and who can communicate. Yes it’s possible to have an ugly template and be an SOB. An SOB is a state of mind, an ability to learn and grow, and a care for other people in how we communicate. I find plenty of people. Plenty of people find me too.

    I tried more than one button on my writing blog . . . the purple button got the most attention.

    Thank you for all of the noise about me and all of the link love. I read your blog and enjoy your take on things. It’s often different than mine — like whose isn’t? — and that makes me reconsider my world view, which is a fun thing.

    Thank you, Andy.

    • says

      I have one idea that might make a useful addition to your SOBkit.

      If you took all the feed URLs for your SOBs, and uploaded onto a server somewhere as an OPML, you could then get Megite to create a custom SOB memetracker.

      That would provide you with a powerful tool to show who your current SOBs are linking to.

      I had actually read the criteria a couple of times, but there is still a decision process.