It looks like Entrecard has made a great partnership that will address that elephant in the room. And that is dropping your entrecard and leaving without engaging in the blog upon which you visited. It has become common practice to drop a ton of entrecards all over the place and split before you do anything else on a blog. I know that I do that occasionally when I have nothing to say or I have little time to get as many entrecard credits as I can in a day. The practice of dropping and running is pretty frowned upon because Entrecard is attempting to build a community and help bloggers not only get traffic but to get good traffic. If 400 people stop by your blog each day for 3 seconds or less that will shoot up your Bounce Rate. That is the rate at which people are viewing and leaving your blog. But, get people to stop, poke around, read your posts and make comments, that is what is really going to propel your blog into the stratosphere.
Entrecard announced a way in which they can help improve that bounce rate. Entrecard has partnered with SezWho, a comment tracking program. And you can link your Entrecard account to SezWho and earn entrecard points for your comments. You can also rate the comments that people leave for you. And that means that you can control what you think of the quality of the comments you receive. If some drops by and says, nice site, guess what, rating of 1 or zero (if I can rate a comment a zero?) but if the comment is engaging then it will be rated higher.
I signed up for Google’s Lively but haven’t had much interaction with anyone yet and I don’t have a lot of stuff in my little room at this time. My room is an island and that is a pretty fun one too. I am hoping that more things get built for the island room like a tiki hut and a steel drums, how about some parrots and a Jimmy Buffett avatar, that would be sweet.
I wrote my latest IZEA Guest post today. I only have two left to go. I really hope that they want me to continue beyond these 6 months. I have really enjoyed writing for the IZEA Community and I know I’m going to be totally fired up for IZEAFest and even more fired up after the event.
Today’s guest post is titled 7 Tactics to Manage Yourself. This came about through a funny incident at work. I have this book called How to Manage Your Boss. I forget where I got it but I have had it forever. I’m not sure if I even read it. Anyway one of my co-workers found it on my desk and gave it to my boss. Now, my boss is really cool and she started ribbing me about the book. It has become something of a running joke. Well the other day she sent me a link to an article on our company intranet titled 7 tactics for managing yourself and she suggested that I needed some self management. I read the article and thought, you know this would be something great to apply to bloggers. So I wrote it and so far the folks at IZEA have enjoyed it. Please pop over to the IZEA Blog and let me know what you think of the post.
I also wrote a post about an online podcast called The Leviathan Chronicles. It is a sponsored post but I listened to episode 1 and liked it very much so I decided to do the post.
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