Social Media Emergency Win!! My blog has a secret admirer!!

Wowzers, holy Christmas, good golly and other PG exclamations of delight.  I was just casually checking my One Good Minute blog stats and was shocked to find the following:

Now, for some reason there is a steady stream of people searching for “rizzo the rat” that stumble onto my site, and I’m sure they are not all that impressed with what they find, but hey, that’s blogging, right?

But today someone actually searched for my blog by name.

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By name!

What does it mean?  Probably nothing.  How does it make me feel?  Like I’m in eighth grade and I just found a secret admirer note in my locker.  Who are you?  How did you find out about me?  Do you really like me?  Like, like like me?

Which brings up another thought, if you want to stay on this train with me.  What do kids do today when they like each other?  Secret text?  Facebook poll?  YouTube love video?  Anonymous tweet?

I think that in this world of technology and information sharing it is becoming more and more difficult to be anonymous.  I don’t think anything has been invented that replaces the good old paper poll.

Not even this (but go ahead and vote anyway).

Please leave any additional secret admirer notes in the comments below.

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Is WordPress being hacked by the Russian mafia?

What is up with the WordPress Tags site?

I guess this is why I cannot get any visibility.

Social Media: Part 7 – Forums

My participation in forums has always been inconsistent. I tend to read a lot more than I write, but then I will go through little bursts of increased participation. Ultimately my activity has never been to the level of being recognized as a regular or “one of the gang”, but I do enjoy being a part of these forum communities that are focused on similar interests.

My first kick at this can was an overt attempt to attract attention. The comment sections at Videogum are a fun place to hang out, so I wrote a series of poems about Videogum and posted a link in the comments. This currently sits as the #11 viewed page of all time.

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Social Media: Part 6 – Technorati

I have looked at a number of blog directories, most of which appear to be akin to writing your message on a penny, throwing it into a wishing well and then waiting for someone to find it and respond.  In other words, they do not inspire a lot of hope that they are going to do anything to help get your blog out there.

Despite my lack of optimism I am determined to try some of them out and see what happens, but rather than blindly submit to every one I find I am being selective and methodical so that I can determine how successful I am being with each one.  The first I have submitted to is Technorati.

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Social Media: Part 5 – Twiends

Twitter + Friends = Twiends

Twiends is a service indented to help you make Twitter connections and build your Twitter base. The system is based upon a points system in which you give out points to people for following you and you gain points for following others. This does not sound too much different than the basic Twitter process of following and being followed, so what does Twiends bring to the table?

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