Wow – when I posted an invitation this morning for ProBlogger readers to promote their social media profiles on this post I didn’t know what would happen – but I suspected it would be fun.
It’s been almost 9 hours since the post went live and over 280 readers have participated and I’m getting emails and tweets from people saying that they have had more people follow/befriend them today than they’ve ever had before (update: Lara just told me that she started getting friend requests minutes after adding hers).
The Next Phase of the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In
In another 15 hours from now (24 hours after the post went live) I’m going to close the comments section on the previous post. It’s not that I don’t want this to continue – but it’s going to enable me (or rather my good friend Lara from Anubis Marketing) to make this ‘Love-In’ even more useful.
You see Lara is going to spend tomorrow compiling everyone’s submissions into lists of the different social media sites so that instead of everyone having to trawl through every comment looking for the social media services that they use you’ll be able to quickly add everyone from your services quickly from the one list.
We’ll start with Twitter (it seems to be the most popular) and make a page with just all your Twitter profiles and go from there through the other services.
This means that we’ll end up with a directory of social media accounts from ProBlogger readers.
Why the Love-In?
As I said in the launch post for this Social Media Love-In – my hope is that this will help the ProBlogger community to grow and make it’s network stronger and more useful. While you’re all blogging on a lot of different topics – you’re all bloggers and the potential for you to help one another grow your blogs is quite massive.
You won’t find everyone that you add from these lists helpful – but hopefully they’ll give you a head start in finding other bloggers like you who are interested in putting themselves out there to connect.
What comes from it is really up to you and how you choose to use the compilations of profiles that we collate over the coming days.
So Add Your Profiles
As I write this you have less than 15 hours to add your profiles to the launch post (not this post). The comments on that post will be closed at 5am tomorrow (Melbourne time) to enable Lara to get the lists together. Depending upon how this goes we may have a 2nd round of submissions – but there’s no guarantees so add your profiles to make sure you’re included.
Just make sure you use the words ‘social media’ in your comment or we can’t guarantee it won’t get sucked into our spam filters.
Thanks to everyone for participating – it’s been a lot of fun already and I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes us.
Update: Okay, comments are closed on the other post. I’m working hard at compiling everything into lists, and we’ll update you soon on how that’s working out! Thanks everyone! - Lara