I have had my own blog for quite some time now and I am doing my best to post often and post good content. In an effort to generate traffic I think I took an over zealous approach today. Since the beginning of March, possibly end of February I have been writing at a pretty good pace and then also uploading my articles to what seems like a dead site. That would be undo.tv. The site has a really good setup allowing people to post their articles in a central location.
Today I started to upload my blog posts that I create for my own site to the Lockergnome site. Chris has done a really good job of turning the site into a community blogging mecca. I really like the way that the main page displays some of the most recent posts from its contributors. So I decided that I would add my link to the posts. After all I am “TheSleepyGeek” (I have intentionally left out the link… read on) and I want people to see my articles wherever they are posted. I am trying to build a name for myself, so why wouldn’t I add my link for people to come see me?
I think I missed the point of Chris’ website. Lockergnome is a place for people to come and post their blog, not for them to repost their blog. I will still post to my own blog and update to my Lockergnome profile but I will do so transparently.
Chris sent me a note on one of my posts letting me know nicely that there is no need for me to link to my site every time I post. To tell you the truth given the purpose of the site, I agree. My apologies
So be careful not to step on anyone else’s toes. I only write this article so that we can all learn from my mistake. Be careful how you try to generate traffic. If you build it, it will come. Be patient.