Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hey all you experienced bloggers out there!

I've got a question for you...or 3.

1) Last night while checking out stuff on my Sitemeter I clicked through a Google search and found out that I'm listed on Technorati, but couldn't click through to what looked like an article about my post. What do I need to know about Technorati? (I have heard some of you say not to rely too much on your Sitemeter-I just think it is interesting to see where people are from and how they found me.)

2) Seeing my current traffic, but low comment numbers, do you have any suggestions on how to get more people to leave comments? I love getting comments (hint, hint), and try to answer them-should I be doing that in the comments section, or on email like I have so far?

3) Is there any way to find out how many people subscribe to my posts? I have also noticed bloglines in my referrals but don't know much, er, anything about that either. See? I really need some help here!

For all you non-bloggers that read, I love your traffic-Keep coming back, OK? And it's really cool when you leave evidence of your visit. I guess some day this may turn into a conversation instead of just my ramblings!


Keetha said...

I can't really help you with much of this except, the more blogs on which I leave comments, the more comments I get back.

I think you have to "give" 20 to receive 1. Keep working on it.

Your blogs are fun to read - - - some people just feel intimidated about leaving their words on the public internet.

Sam said...

Dunno much about the stuff Technorati stuff or the other thing, but I'd post your reply comments here, like:

@keetha - blah blah

@sam - blah blah

The idea is to have a conversation, and the more you keep the conversation here and not in private e-mail, the more interesting it is, the more people will theoretically want to comment.

That's the way I see it, anyway. :)

Sam said...

Did you get to this page?:

This page helps explain what Technorati is:

Keetha said...

You have a very smart brother - - - I think what he said about keeping the conversation here is important.

Remember, a while back I told you in an e-mail that you should answer me here to keep the comment numbers UP on your blog.


Headless Mom said...

OK OK you two!! I hear ya!


Keetha said...

Do you feel like your brother and I "gang" up on you??? Hehehehe - - - and we don't even KNOW each other, your brother and I.

Backpacking Dad said...

I love the name of your blog.

And I've had all the same questions myself, so I'm glad some of them were answered here, random stranger who's blog I stalked.