Mentions in the Blogosphere 13 May 07

by Martin Reed on 13 May 2007 in Snippets

I have decided to write an article detailing mentions of my blog out in the blogosphere. Not only does this recognise those who write about my blog, it allows you to see what other people are saying about Community Spark.

Hopefully you will also find mentions of articles you have not yet come across which may be useful to you.

Richard Cunningham from Untwisted Vortex mentioned Community Spark in his ‘Blog Drive-Bys for 2007-05-01‘. He calls out my articles on ‘Don’t obsess about search engines‘ and ‘Make your blog link love compatible‘.

Nate Whitehill mentioned my article ‘Make your site feedback friendly‘ in his series ‘Powerful posts of the Week – May 2nd, 2007‘. I would recommend Nate’s business and web development blog as a regular read.

John Chow – At the start of the month, I took the plunge and paid for a review of Community Spark over at John Chow dot com. The review was generally positive, which was very encouraging seeing as I am a relatively new and inexperienced blogger. Some really constructive feedback was provided, such as using more headings and graphics and making the text brighter and larger. These suggestions have already been incorporated into the blog.

Toivo Lainevool from AdMoolah News and Views has been inspired by my decision to remove the ‘nofollow’ attribute from comments – in his post ‘Make a comment, get some link love‘ he references my article ‘Make your blog link love compatible‘ as his inspiration for crediting all comments with a full return link.

J.B.Slife wrote about his ‘Blogroll changes‘. He came across the review of Community Spark on John Chow’s blog and decided to add my blog to his blogroll.

Tim Spangler wrote an article entitled ‘Get more comments on your blog by ditching nofollow‘. In his post, Tim mentions my article ‘Make your blog link love compatible‘ and writes about how he feels it is only right to reward those that comment on your blog with a full return link.

Matt from Take More Risks has kindly added me to his blogroll. The fact that I do not engage in blogroll link exchanges makes his link to Community Spark far more credible, and I thank him for this recognition.

Julie Anne Bonner mentioned Community Spark in her article ‘The D-list snagged from court‘. Julie has compiled a list of all blogs that have removed the ‘no-follow’ attribute from comments, thereby crediting all contributors with a full return link.

Yogesh wrote a post entitled ‘Majority of webmasters are afraid of Google!‘. In it, he mentions my article ‘Don’t obsess about search engines‘ – he is a fellow believer of spending time to create content rather than worry about link building and excessive search engine optimisation. He also kindly added Community Spark to his blogroll.

I hope to make these ‘Mentions in the Blogosphere’ posts on a regular basis – if you find some content on this blog you feel is worth a mention to your readers, you may just find your blog getting some recognition here in return.

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Marti May 13, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Congrats, that’s a lot of mentions for such a new blog. Did they all showed up after John’s review or are you doing other things to get your blog seen around the web ?

Martin Reed May 13, 2007 at 4:10 pm

Hey Marti – the majority of those mentions appeared before the John Chow review (as you can tell from the article dates).

As for getting my blog seen around the web – it’s pretty simple. I just concentrate on creating decent content. In my spare time I visit blogs of interest and get involved by submitting relevant comments.

That’s pretty much it!

Liza Kliko May 13, 2007 at 5:59 pm

Great list, I am a real fan of some of the names you mentioned here, especially John Chow, I learnt a lot from his blog.

Marti May 13, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Mmmm then I guess more people are visiting commenter’s link than I though.

Nate Whitehill May 13, 2007 at 6:47 pm

Thanks for the mention, Martin! Your blog is becoming a regular read of mine and I am thankful to have you part of my community! Cheers!


Martin Reed May 13, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Liza – Welcome to the blog! Yup, all the blogs I mentioned are regular reads of mine. John Chow was actually my inspiration for setting up this blog.

Marti – I think links left in comments are more valuable than people give them credit for.

Blog authors are always curious to check out the sites of people that leave comments. If they like your content, who knows – they may just give you a mention!

Nate – I’m a huge fan of your blog; it’s in my bookmarks folder and is a regular destination of mine!

Tim Spangler May 14, 2007 at 10:24 pm

Hey, thanks for the mention. You’re doing a great job here with CommunitySpark, creating content that adds value to the blogosphere and thus encourages people to link back to you.

Yogesh May 15, 2007 at 6:18 am

Thanks for the mention Martin, I found your blog through the comment you left at selfmademind. However the only reason I am still visiting your blog on a daily basis is due to what you write, keep up the good work :).

Martin Reed May 15, 2007 at 10:34 am

Tim – Thanks for the comment, I am glad you are enjoying the blog!

Yogesh – I am glad you are a regular reader of the blog; reading comments like yours is extremely encouraging. Thank you.

Alberghi October 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm

really, an excellent post for new blog writers.

Martin Reed - Blog Author October 23, 2007 at 5:29 pm

Alberghi – I am glad you enjoyed :)