I’ve been telling you about AlphaInventions.com for a while now, but I want to revisit the utility because Cheru Jackson, the programmer and genius behind the app, has revamped how it looks and maybe how it works. He’s also interested in feedback to see how it can be further improved.
AlphaInventions is a rotational blog reader which allows users to view many different blogs, stop on those of interest and input their own. There are a couple of ways to do that, but the best way is to donate to their cause and get a place of honor in their system. Other methods include writing a nice blog post about them and simply bumping someone out of line in the queue with your own URL. (No one’s feelings get hurt; it’s allowed.)
AlphaInventions is a good way to get some immediate exposure to your blog. You all know what a hit-count whore I am, so it’s no surprise I write a post like this every once in a while. Besides, I think it’s neat tool and I don’t mind it, even if it doesn’t generate a lot of traffic (and to date, no new readers I know of).
Then again, my blog’s kind of mundane and unfocused. Those of you with more purposeful and intent blogs might find there are people who want to read about what you’ve got to say. Poets, get on board with it. Get yourself out there, in front of people. Poetry seems very popular with blog readers and seems to draw a lot of attention anyway, especially when you’re good at it (just look at my buddy Jaymie’s blog for a great example!). Writers, see if you can hook someone with your wordsmithing, and maybe you can find someone of interest yourself to follow. The thing to remember is, this isn’t going to flood your blog with subscribers and readers; but it can expose you to others who are of similar interest. That might lead to mutual commenting and watching. Networking is still king for exposure.
It’s a great tool and Cheru has a Facebook page you can follow too. Give it shot, it’s nifty cool and clever.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
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