Entrecard and Networking

by Unbalanced Libra | 11/17/2008 01:02:00 PM in |

Well, it's been over a week since I removed this blog from the Entrecard system and to be honest, I feel I made the wrong decision. In fact, I removed all of my blogs from Entrecard, all 15 of them - and I have already re-registered them all. All but this one - until now.

While I still stand by what I think of the Entrecard system, I have also come to realize a few things:

  • I am busy - I am at home with 2 sometimes 3 kids (oldest is in Kindergarten) and while I would love to be able to read more blogs and comment on more blog posts, I just don't have the time. Dropping cards can be time consuming but at least I can multitask - especially now that we have mach 20 cable internet!
  • I work from home, which takes up a lot of my time - I work for an awesome SEO marketing company - which, I must admit, has fueled my love for blogging and networking BUT because part of my job is to help promote client blogs and websites, the 'networking' I do do, is for clients! This leaves little time for me to promote my blogs in the same fashion.
  • I have met so many cool people because of Entrecard - Even though I multitask while I drop cards, I still pay attention. If it were not for Entrecard, I would not have gotten to 'know' so many awesome bloggers, like Squeaky and I would not have learned about so many interesting things.
In the long run, I think I'd rather take a chance on some bad 'stats' - including an inflated bounce rate, over losing an easy way to network.
Honestly, no affiliates are looking to advertise on my blogs, heck I don't even use Adsense, so really - making money is not something I am trying to do with these blogs, in that sense anyway.

It comes down to this; I want people to stop by this blog just as I do any other blog of mine. Entrecard gets that aspect going for me. Once I am 'out there' and more and more people are somewhat familiar with me and my blogs, the networking of reading and commenting becomes easier.

I'm back to Entrecard - as long as it remains.

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