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.