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Friday, January 07, 2005

An Idea for BlogExplosion

Every now and then, us "BlogExlosioners" are feel obligated to post something about this phenomenon. So here is my long-overdue BlogExplosion post. BlogExplosion for most of us was once a way to earn lots of traffic. Lately, I think the strive for more traffic has been replaced by the search for better blogs to read and share. If you don't know what I am talking about (although the majority of folks coming by here do), you ought to check it out.

Those of you from BlogEplosion, have you noticed that the newsletter is a tad late this month? I wonder what new stuff they have in store for us this month. I made a suggestion to them last month, one that I had made a while back. I thought, the more times they see that suggestion, the more interest I might generate from them. Then I thought, what if I let my fellow BlogExplosioners know about it, and they too send in their chorus? Perhaps we might find the feature added sooner than later! Here is what I suggested: A new feature to allow us to communicate with those who have blogmarked us.

For instance, when I go to my blogmarked list - not those I have blogmarked, but those who have blogmarked me, I see a whole bunch of people. Don't you wish you could just group-send them all a message? Perhaps, it might be that when you blogmark someone's blog, you have several options to allow the blog-owner to send you updates. Then when the owner of the blog posts up something interesting he or she has the option of sending out a broadcast message to those who have indicated they would like to receive updates or messages from those they have blogmarked. Or, perhaps, there is a way that you automatically get an update when that blog is updated. Maybe, there are several different options to allow communication back and forth between those who blogmarked you and those you blogmark. Further, perhaps it might even be a good idea to have a way to share blogmarks. You know? People who have blogmarked me may choose to view my blogmarks (if I allow them to do so). That way, we can create networks of networks. What do you think?