BlogCatalog Updates

Blogcatalog Broadcast

Blogcatalog announced on their blog yesterday some fairly major changes and I just spent an hour or so looking around to get a feel for what has changed.

The first thing I suggest you do is pop over to Blogcatalog and grab a free 7 day trial of their supporters service, so you can actually try out some of these new features (today may be the last day this is available)

MyBlogLog Community Join Buttons (Important)

Confirm joining community

Eric from MyBlogLog just pinged me about an important item that I know is relevant to a number of my readers. The MyBlogLog join buttons many have in their sidebars.

Unfortunately some people decided to abuse things a little using Iframes and the join link, thus MBL were forced to switch the links off.

How to Use MyBlogLog

One of the most frequent questions regarding MyBlogLog is how to use it effectively to gain something… anything… from taking part.

To get the most from MyBlogLog you have to use it as an aid in finding blogs that are interesting, and then actually join the conversation on the other blogs. Spam message either through MBL, or on a blog you visit aren’t going to bring you subscribers, future business partners, and friends.

MyBlogLog API – How Far Forward Are You Thinking

MyBlogLogMashups utilizing 3rd party services are a growing and competitive market, and only people who are fast on their feet get the chance to grab mind share with early adopters. Rarely is there a chance to take advantage of an API – before it is available.

Join MyBlogLog Community Graphics

Join MyBlogLog Community

You may have noticed… well how could you have missed the 2 starburst “MyBlogLog” invite buttons at the top of my pages now. These work on a very basic principal of sales and marketing.

Security: Is MyBlogLog a Parasite?

MyBlogLog

There is a good reason I include a quote from Dane Morgan on my about page. It is not just because it was complementary, but because I know he is a very smart cookie, that has been around the block a few times with all kinds of affiliate marketing. He is vastly more experienced than I am.