Connecting with Irish BloggersJune 9th, 2008
Like any new blogger, I recently set out hoping to attract a few visitors to conector.ie and keep up the new habit ! In my case it is a daily post so the pressure is on !
So, I was very pleased to see yesterday that the great Irish Blogger Damien Mulley had been to my site and left a comment. Cool ! Damien organises the Irish Blog Awards and is hugely a respected Irish blogger.
So something good had happened there – I must be making some interesting content that could be found by other Irish web surfers. Nice one ! I thanked him for his comment of course which concerned ammado.
Spurred on I went to Damien’s blog again and left a comment on his recent post on online marketing where he said ignoring Facebook, Bebo, YouTube & Blogs means you are ‘simply ignore the most active and prolific people online’. I agree,
As you will see he was not impressed with me using the alias ‘connector’ but with so many Conor’s out there, I hope I can be forgiven for calling myself ‘connector’. I used to use the alias ‘conman‘ thankfully those days are gone !! However, I would advise all new bloggers to take Damien’s advice on board.
Another comment on Damien’s interesting post was by an ex-colleague of mine Darragh Doyle who was recently awards ‘Blog Post of the Month’ so congrats to Darragh on his very popular post ! Reading that I heard of another successful blogger Grannymar and said hello and congrats to her too.
So I have said hello, got a few hellos back and as these bloggers will see these incoming links, they may come back wondering what is ‘conor’ writing about today … ?! Now I hope they won’t mind me sharing my lessons learnt !! Here are some more here >>
These days popular bloggers are influential opinion leaders coveted by marketers and are spammed a lot as and it is best to very careful you do not overstep the mark with them. Email spamming from sites like ammado now labelled ‘Spammado‘ is naive at best and I think the best approach is to read the blog and eventually comment on items of interest to you or link to them. However you wont go wrong if you follow Darragh’s advice anyway as this blog is only 3 weeks old & I am still in my blogging short pants.
And I finally got to add some links to the Blogroll for Irish Blogs I now have had a real or virtual connection to. If I get any reaction to this post, I will let you know so we can share another lesson learnt.
NEW – Since posting, Damien Mulley has added this new hotlist of tips on how to get blacklisted by him.