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Why You Need MyBlogLog

sexy blog log yo


Look, I know you’re still mad that MyBlogLog is Yahoo based and you probably don’t use it on your site, but things are achangin’. Today, I’m going to tell you why you need to jump back on the MyBlogLog wagon.

New format released this week…

The new format allows you to dictate the width of your new widget according to pixel and number of rows you want and you still are allowed the option to have regular or small faces on your sidebar. The new widgets are also more Web 2.0 (imagine that) and have a shiny, updated look to them. Check it out:


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Don’t take people away, stoopid…

MyBlogLog is no longer the standard faces on a page that make you click away to learn who that strange person who may look like yoda or my little pony is. That was some people’s beef- it was a draw away from your blog. Now, inside the widget, when you hold your mouse over someone’s mug, their details are shown. Guys, if you’re using BlogLog, take a second to go fill out your complete profile- we can now see that you took the lazy way out and just put your name and blogs in it. With a completed profile, we can now see your city, profession, specialty, all the blogs you author and more, without having to leave the blog you’re visiting. Thanx MBL for realizing I hate when you bounce peeps of mah page!


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Join the community…

Apparently, my RErevealed site has 87 community members on MyBlogLog and I had no idea because I don’t monitor MBL closely. But, my page now shows how many community members exist and has a flashy green plus sign button readers can click to add themselves to the blog they’re visiting OR a blogger featured on the MyBlogLog widget- directly from my blog! How sweet is that?

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Your new to-do list…

  1. Update your MBL Profile
  2. Download the new customizable MBL widget
  3. Add yourself to communities while on blogs

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Ines

    February 15, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    on my way – you always make me work!

  2. Nick

    February 15, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I agree, just when I thought I was done getting my site all put together…

    I think for anyone who might attend a conference like NAR or Inman, MBL is just fun because you actually recognize people when you show up.

  3. Nick

    February 15, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Uh oh, looks like they have some bugs to fix on it still. All the info on the flyouts is outside the flyout window. And it seems much larger.

  4. Nick

    February 15, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    So there’s a “new” MBL wordpress plugin they recommend, but it has WAY too many settings options on it, so I’ll be playing with it more after I let my brain rest a little bit.

  5. Lani Anglin

    February 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Nick, like I said, it might take some majix… I had no problems, it only took one install attempt 🙂

    (could conflict with other plugins maybe?)

  6. Nick

    February 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Okay, looks like I’m having some CSS issues. So, my recommendation is to save your old embed code before trying the new one in case it doesn’t play nice with your theme. Or this link will take you back to their “crusty old widget”.

  7. Robert D. Ashby

    February 16, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, I am going to have to go update my profile, etc. I had even forgotten it existed, imagine that.

  8. Jonathan Dalton

    February 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Glad you used me as an example. Guess I should check my profile to see what brokerage is there since I forgot all about it.

    But, being difficult since this is me, why do I want the widget? The concept’s the same and I decided I didn’t want it in general. Where’s the benefit? Sell me, baby, sell me …

  9. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    February 16, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    hmm, sell you?

    (1) my name ain’t mybloglog, but fine- for you.

    (2) the new mybloglog allows you to list all of your SM affiliations (that’s not StreetMan gang affiliations, that’s SocialMedia affiliations- no tats involved) and with a quick click, people can connect to you elsewhere without installing all those lame @ss buttons.

    (3) it allows your readers to connect not only with YOUR “community” but with each other (which in turns grows your community exponentially).

    (4) I’ve found MBL to be a form of accountability. For example, someone’s buzzing around your blog just being a voyeur and you see them repeatedly but they don’t comment, it’s a great way to email and invite them in on your own terms.

    (5) it’s customizable so no hard coding is required, it’s easy to install, and since you use MBL when you’re floating around, it doesn’t really matter if you put it on your site, but you should at least update it for others who will see it (or opt out completely).

    I’m not actually the biggest MBL fan, but I think it’s come a loooong way since it first came out, no?

  10. Jonathan Dalton

    February 16, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Maybe … but aren’t the majority of voyeurs with a profile going to be other agents? I’m less worried about those kind of looky-loos than silent members of the buying and selling public

  11. Ian Kennedy

    February 19, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Thanks for the great write-up. We added one additional feature on Friday. If you’re wondering what those little green checkmarks are next to people’s blog titles, that shows that they have “verified” their site with us.

    https://mybloglogb.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/02/verified-checkm.html

    Cheers,

    Ian
    Product Manager, MyBlogLog

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