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SocialSpark Saturdays: Networking with other Bloggers

socialsparkSocialSpark is leveraged by most bloggers as a means to earning money from advertisers, but what many bloggers don’t realize is that SocialSpark works very well as its own social networking platform.

I wrote a detailed post about How To Use SocialSpark To Find Fellow Bloggers but here are some additional idea’s on how to leverage SocialSpark to find fellow bloggers.

To start just log into SocialSpark
Click on Community -> Browse Users
I usually select the Bloggers tab if looking for other bloggers, this way I can weed out Advertisers.

When I first started SocialSpark, I wanted to network with the most popular and successful, I did this by sorting by “friends” and “blogs” to find who had the most friends on SocialSpark and who had the most number of blogs (with the highest props). This told me the populars and I immediately sent them requests to find out what made them so successful on SocialSpark and learn about them by reading their blogs, checking out how they did paid advertisements (quality, style) and emulate the success for myself.

Next, I searched for bloggers in Arizona by using the “Profile information” on the sidebar and searching for bloggers in Arizona.
I then did queries for technology and eventually poetry, SEO and other categories.

I would add as many people as possible as a friend request, when sending a friend request try to avoid being pitchy and spammy, but do check out someones profile and leave a comment or relevant bit of information that invites the blogger to want to accept your friend request.

I found many friends on SocialSpark and it was here that I first started delving into blogging in August 2008, SocialSpark was the network that helped me become as successful as I am today.

This guest post brought to you by Dragon Blogger, you can read more of my work at Dragon Blogger Technology & Entertainment.

Be A Team Player with foneGEAR Cell Phone Cases Contest

I was given this SocialSpark opportunity to test out some foneGEAR products and participate in the Be A Team Player with foneGEAR Contest. For this I was give $100 in credit to purchase 3 items from foneGEAR and I only spent $49.97 to get them all. I started looking through the site to find my three items. Site navigation is easy and the site loads quickly. Selecting products is simple and the cart interface is also great, checkout was a breeze.

I searched through the foneGEAR site for some other cell phone cases and there were so many to choose from. One item that I wanted was an NFL Phone case with my favorite NFL team, the New England Patriots. The case that I got is very nice. It has a belt clip that can easily be put on and taken off my belt. The team logo looks fantastic.

Patriots Cell Phone Case

I found that case quickly and began searching for other products. I decided that I didn’t need another case but wanted some accessories instead, so I looked around for things that would work with my LG EnV phone. I found a sync cable so that I could upload and download photos and music easily. This cable was only $16.99. This was much better than when I bought the cable from Verizon because that purchase cost me nearly $30. I should have tried foneGEAR first. I got a great deal as well on a phone charger. The charger has tips for all the LG phones including a tip for my EnV and that was only $19.99. Did I mention that the cell phone case itself was inexpensive also at $12.99. Here is a photo I took of all the items I got from foneGEAR.

My foneGEAR products

I looked again today at other cell phone cases and saw that they had even more items than I saw on my first order which, by the way, arrived super quick. Many cases are sports based and they include NCAA teams, NBA teams, NFL teams, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ and also the PBR (Professional Bull Riders. I looked through all of those and even found some other options like foneGIRL, foneSTAR and Raza, these are cases manufactured by foneGEAR. I didn’t realize it but foneGEAR has been in this business since 2003 and have over 500 products for mobile life. They also have team themed laptop cases, iPod cases and even earphones. The list of products that foneGEAR has is pretty extensive and they have products that fit all aspects of the mobile lifestyle.

When I need cell phone equipment in the future my first stop will be foneGEAR because of their great prices and selection. Right now they are offering 20% off their merchandise and free shipping on orders over $35.00. I hope that they have products soon for the Motorola Droid because that is the phone I am lusting after at the moment.

Oh yes, the Contest! foneGEAR is offering my readers the chance to win a foneGEAR prize pack worth $50. You can read the official full contest rules here: http://bit.ly/OCxES.

All you have to do to enter is follow @foneGEAR on Twitter and then Tweet out a message containing YOUR favorite NFL or NCAA team with the hashtag #foneGEAR and a link back to THIS post. If I were you I’d just use the handy retweet button at the top of this post to send your tweet. You’ll have to edit it a bit, maybe a tweet like this one.

My Favorite NFL Team is the Patriots. Be A Team Player with #foneGEAR Cell Phone Cases Contest http://bit.ly/1tLh8X“. Easy Peasy.

The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on October 27, 2009 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 24, 2009 (the “Contest Period”). Entries will not be acknowledged.