Friday, May 2, 2008

Getting traffic to your blog

How to Get Piles of Links, Subscribers and Comments

The above blog post is pretty good on giving a shopping list of ways to get more traffic to your blog.

A note: "meme" is a nonsense word which means essentially a viral idea or concept - essentially you are creating a fad thought which floats around. Useless really, unless you are always credited with being its author.

"Tipping Point" is associated with Malcolm Gladwell, though he didn't invent the concept.

"Purple Cow" is Seth Godin (but I always remember the poem:
I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you one thing now:
I'd rather see that be one.
And so for me, this is Godin's albatross.)

"Mission Accomplished" is George Bush's (among many others)

And you can have your name or a moniker associated such. Advertising is always searching for these:

"Bubba" - Bill Clinton's legacy

"Lewinsky" - a family name tarnished by one person's screw-up - much like "Bin Laden"

"Just do it" - Nike

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidosus" - Mary Poppins

But "meme" as a concept itself is one of these made-up, feel-good, nonsense words which mean nothing and won't get you anywhere - unless you are using them to sound impressive at a cocktail party (but don't try this in a beer hall - they'd think you had a speech impediment and take pity on you...)

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