It’s been way too long since the last installment of link karma, and I’m feeling a bit out of balance. So let’s take a look at what a few Copyblogger readers have been up to with their blogs.
I’ve been getting quite a few requests to do interviews lately, which is quite flattering, but I’m rarely inclined to do them. However, I’ve been talking a bit lately with fellow Dallas resident and Mavericks fanatic Scott Baradell of Media Orchard and Spin Thicket fame, and he’s convinced me to stop being so anti-social about social media.
So, tonight Scott will be kicking off his new podcast by interviewing me.
Here’s the cool part.
We’ll be using a new service from Blog Talk Radio to do the interview. The name pretty much says it all—instead of just a static podcast with two guys talking, the free BTR service allows listeners to call in and participate, just like an old school talk radio show.
So, if there’s anything you want to ask, here’s your chance. Or, if you just want to listen to me make bad jokes, you can do that too.
The call-in number is 646-915-8556.
Should be fun, so I hope you’ll join us tonight!
The question I seem to be getting over and over is…
How did you get so many subscribers?
The answer is simple—I value subscribers more than any other measure of blog success, such as page views or raw traffic. Subscribers are the life blood of a successful blog in my opinion, and frankly, I wish I had more of them.
Okay, that may be a bit vague.
The official announcement goes out tomorrow bright and early, but I thought I’d give you the heads up first.
As of about two months ago, I accepted an invitation to join the b5media blog network, as part of the new business collection of blogs they have coming online tomorrow. Things took a little longer than anticipated for the business section launch, so that’s the reason for the lengthy lapse in time.
Don’t worry about drastic changes around here… there won’t be any. The few changes that needed to be made have already been implemented weeks ago.
Many of you might be shocked that I’m doing this. After all, I haven’t exactly been a big rah-rah supporter of many of the blogging networks out there.
It’s been interesting this year to watch the intersection (some might say “collision”) of direct response Internet marketing and the blogosphere.
Basically you’ve got the purveyors of the sales letter trying to figure out how to live in the hype-intolerant social media environment.
It’s often not pretty, and here I am right in the middle of it all with a blog about copywriting.
The latest dust-up came when WordPress selectively enforced trademark rights against two popular sites that sell WordPress tutorial videos. Without rehashing the whole thing here, in essence one might say that the problem boiled down to how those two sites looked.
Yes, they use those highly effective long-copy sales letters that many in the blogosphere hate. And the sentiment from WordPress was they looked “spammy” and “scammy.”