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Thankful Blogging Catches On

Posted By Darren Rowse 24th of June 2006 ProBlogger Site News 17

It looks like the idea of Giving Thanks for traffic is going a little viral – ok it’s not a full blown virus but it’s nice to see others doing it too. Thanks to Spinopsys, Trevor, Christian and the Retrospector for passing on the thanks.

Anyone else feeling thankful – share the love, post a list and let me know about it in comments below.

Update: here’s a couple more at Cata Vino and Brilliant Days.

Update II: here’s some more who have joined in the thankful frenzy – Techno Sailor, Melissa Wiley, Frankaar, Proper Course, Designers who blog, Empirical Empire, lil duck duck, Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44y and Through Ball.

UPdate – thanks to everyone who participated – I’m closing this little project off now. Thanks

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Darren I thanked you and Boing Boing for driving a lot of hits to my new blog IndianRaj. Today is the 5th day of this new blog and yesterday it got a link from you and Boing Boing and I had more than 400 hits yesterday.
    (Thanks a lot Boing Boing and ProBlogger)

  2. So I ask myself how could IndianRaj send you trafiice over the last six months when the blog has been live for 5 day. Hey its your blog, you can do what you want. I am just really curious.

  3. Darren, thanks for this excellent idea. I posted a thanks-for-the-traffic post at

  4. how about we do one where we post all the sites that dont give us traffic LOL

  5. Thanks a lot Problogger for helping to driving traffic to my blog. A few hits, but I get more hits from you than most blog directories!

  6. I tried this last month and thought it would be a good idea to do a bit of a fuller stats post. Here it is:

    I am going to repeat it every month because everybody loves reading about themselves and the others they participate with and it helps me to keep track of what’s going on a bit.

  7. Well, I haven’t sent any traffic your way (yet) and you haven’t sent me any (not expected, really) but I do want to thank you for the useful content. I’ve learned quite a lot from this blog for the last few weeks. I have what could be called a pretty niche-y blog and so it’s been interesting, to say the least, at trying to get it optimized. Your advice has been golden.

  8. Original Idea? says: 06/25/2006 at 3:58 pm

    Darren did you come up with the idea of thankful linking yourself? I follow a blog that’s been doing this for months. I knew she would start something, it’s nice.

  9. Hi Original Idea – I’m sure it’s been done before, there’s nothing particularly new about either saying thanks or linking I guess. I wouldn’t claim it as original but I also can’t think of anyone who inspired me to do it.

  10. Great idea Darren. I wrote a thanks-for-the-traffic post at

  11. Hi Darren!

    Congratulations for the Australia soccer team classification at the world cup! Now is time to eat some pizzas :-)

    Here’s is my thanks post to the sources that gives traffic to me:

  12. Darren,

    A bit tricky as DWB is in a different niche than ProBlogger, but as I was reviewing my other fav blog, Successful Blog, it worked rather well.

    Here’s the link –

    “The second blog-of-my-life is ProBlogger, by Darren Rowse. Darren sends us off with homework (thanks!) which resulted in my Team Blogging Goals.”


  13. I can see the thankful frenzy getting into blogging like meme thing once used to be. Thanks for starting this.

  14. What an excellent idea! Here is mine…. thanks for the traffic, by the way, it is always appreciated ;).

  15. […] It’s catching – share the love!! […]

  16. You’ve inspired me to do a thankful post on my blog too.

  17. I gave thanks at

    And thank you, Darren, for the idea.

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