That’s quite a corny title, but have you heard the buzz making its way through the blogosphere about the Blog Engage community? Recently, I said Goodbye Digg, Hello Blog Engage! following the example of many before me who made Blog Engage their blog submission directory of choice.
That hardly describes Blog Engage very well at all. It’s so much more than just a simple directory. It’s a very active community where the owner works tirelessly to promote the blogs that submit to his site. Some members, like myself, have appreciated his efforts so much that we’ve taken up his cause as well.
The German Blitzkrieg Wit – “Brianstorming” Challenge
One such member is the man from Hamburg, Will McCulloch of Whatawebsite. This week, he challenged several members of the Blog Engage community to come together for a “Brianstorming” session (clever little German isn’t he) to help out Blog Engage’s owner Brian promote our community.
The more active I have become with Blog Engage the more comments and traffic I have received from its members. I have had numerous of my blog posts published in the past few weeks (good luck getting that done on Digg or any other blog directory).
In fact, Blog Engage is now the dominant source of referral traffic to this site! I’d encourage you to join the “Brianstorming” session and add your ideas.
The Lovely Ms. Ileane – A Real Go Giver
Someone you will see participating in the “brianstorming” session, and included in just about any effort to promote Blog Engage, is the lovely Ms. Ileane.
In An Introduction to Blog Engage, I shared a video that Brian had made for new users of the Blog Engage community. What I didn’t know was that he was sparked into action by an earlier post by Ms. Ileane, Introduction: The Blog Engage Community [Video].
Not only that, but she has been very active on Twitter promoting Blog Engage. She’s created a list of all the other active Blog Engage members, and you can follow it at @Ileane/blogengage.
It already has several followers, and she does a great job keeping it updated. Like I said, she’s a real Go Giver! Make sure you get to know her.
A Hash Tag of Our Own – #BlogEngage
She’s also started doing something in her tweets that I really like. She adds the hash tag #BlogEngage when she is tweeting fellow member’s posts. This brings me to the point of this post.
I would like to make #BlogEngage the official hash tag of the Blog Engage community. Obviously, it will take more than just a handful of us to make this a meaningful hash tag.
We need the support of the entire Blog Engage community. Can’t you just see #BlogEngage making it’s way up the Trending Topics on Twitter?
Won’t you please commit to using this hash tag whenever tweeting a fellow member’s post? If so, please leave a brief comment below and we will make sure to add this hash tag when we tweet your posts.