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Wayne’s weekly wrap-up: ‘Blogging for pleasure & profit?

My daily visitor statistics continue to climb. That, I’m pleased with. In many ways, this ‘blog is still an experiment, and so far, things are going according to plan.

Currently, I’m in the top 200k in Technorati, I’m approaching the top 1m in Alexa with a possible 700k spot in the next few weeks.

I’m also getting some interesting search traffic, which tells me that Search Engine Optimization is not just an added-extra, it’s an essential component of any web property.

Part of the experiment is to make Blah, Blah! Technology self-sufficient in that it earns enough money to pay for my time.

Since running my news feed through FeedBurner, I’ve managed to build a small but surprisingly loyal following who seem to read everything I write!

What I want from you!

Comments, observations and feedback! It’s that simple.

If I’m going to go places, I’m taking you with me, so you might as well as enjoy the ride…

By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

9 replies on “Wayne’s weekly wrap-up: ‘Blogging for pleasure & profit?”

Congratulations on the 200k mark! I’m sure that some of the payoff, is since you are sincere and actually take time to respond personally to people. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the comments at my place

Again, congrats on your new bloglebrity! It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when. I look forward to reading your insights! Bye!

Hi Stephen and thanks for posting!

Time allowing, I always respond to peoples’ comments.

It’s the least I can do by way of thanks for people (like yourself) taking the time to comment, which is always appreciated.

Hi Carolina!

I’m not sure I’m a celebrity as such, but getting some recognition is always helpful…

Hi Elle!

“I think I’ll go and check my ranking too, but I don’t want to get paranoid about it.”

Oh, I’m way past that point .. and I have the twitch to prove it! 😉

But seriously, I keep an eye on these things because I need to put in place metrics to measure what it is that I’m doing.

Also, and as I mentioned to Stephen Olsen on his ‘blog, it’s a good way of tracking who is linking to you and your content.

In addition, getting listed with Technorati is a good way of exposing yourself — so to speak! — to people looking for news on politics and current affairs, for example, among other topics.

Thanks for posting!

Hey Wayne!

Kudos to you for getting up the their in the ranks. I posted a few weeks ago that I’m shocked at how little others are commenting here and so I am not surprised to hear that this is becoming less and less true!

I wanted to let you know also that I added your RSS feed to my yahoo page, but unfortunately it doesn’t work right. I am able to click on the “heading” title that links directly to your blog, but the 4 or 5 most recent blog posts underneath it give me a yahoo error message.

Hi Jacob!

“Kudos to you for getting up the their in the ranks. I posted a few weeks ago that I’m shocked at how little others are commenting here and so I am not surprised to hear that this is becoming less and less true!”

Hopefully, more people will feel the need to comment, who knows.

“I wanted to let you know also that I added your RSS feed to my yahoo page, but unfortunately it doesn’t work right.”

I’ve had problems with news feeds in My Yahoo! too, but I’ll check with FeedBurner just to be sure.

Thanks for posting!

I found the link to 101 Ways to Build Link Popularity in 2006
in your site thanks for linking to that site. I found great tips on link building there.

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