Saturday, April 30, 2005
An Open Letter of Thanks to Mudville Gazette
Traffic is up over here, and most all of it has been the result of Greyhawk and Mrs. Greyhawk of Mudville Gazette having "open posts." The point of these open posts is to allow us fledgling bloggers to connect our posts to a well read blog, and therefore get more readers ourselves. By using the detail seciton of Site Meter, I can see about 90% of my hits show the "entry page" as ones I have listed on open posts on Mudville. Occassionally, some readers even hang around an view a few other pages, as well. Additionally, it looks like I've gained a core readership, as I see some of the same addresses coming in about the same time each day. For you other "newbies," they have made the offer for you to do the same,as well as having posted very detailed directions on becoming a blogger. I have found some great blogs because others have begun doing the same thing with their posts. AND! There's more! They are in Germany, so they are up while we are still snoozing away. They know what's up before we even are rolling out of our racks. Mrs. Greyhawk's "Dawn Patrol" posts are a fantastic "news clipping service" for the terminally busy. Greyhawk uses his world experience to make exceptionally cogent commetns on the world geo-political condition. These two also began and manage the MilBlog ring. All of this takes work, but moreso, it has to be a passion of theirs, as demonstrated by the results of their personal investments. If you want to join the MilBlog ring, here's the post. Bottom line: If you're not reading Mudville Gazette as you take on that first cup of coffee each day, you're missing a heads up on life.... Thank you, the Greyhawk team, for adding my main source of traffic.