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Social Media Love-In: Phase 2 Coming Soon

Posted By Darren Rowse 22nd of July 2008 Social Media 0 Comments

Social-Media-Love-InWow – when I posted an invitation this morning for ProBlogger readers to promote their social media profiles on this post I didn’t know what would happen – but I suspected it would be fun.

It’s been almost 9 hours since the post went live and over 280 readers have participated and I’m getting emails and tweets from people saying that they have had more people follow/befriend them today than they’ve ever had before (update: Lara just told me that she started getting friend requests minutes after adding hers).

The Next Phase of the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In

In another 15 hours from now (24 hours after the post went live) I’m going to close the comments section on the previous post. It’s not that I don’t want this to continue – but it’s going to enable me (or rather my good friend Lara from Anubis Marketing) to make this ‘Love-In’ even more useful.

You see Lara is going to spend tomorrow compiling everyone’s submissions into lists of the different social media sites so that instead of everyone having to trawl through every comment looking for the social media services that they use you’ll be able to quickly add everyone from your services quickly from the one list.

We’ll start with Twitter (it seems to be the most popular) and make a page with just all your Twitter profiles and go from there through the other services.

This means that we’ll end up with a directory of social media accounts from ProBlogger readers.

Why the Love-In?

As I said in the launch post for this Social Media Love-In – my hope is that this will help the ProBlogger community to grow and make it’s network stronger and more useful. While you’re all blogging on a lot of different topics – you’re all bloggers and the potential for you to help one another grow your blogs is quite massive.

You won’t find everyone that you add from these lists helpful – but hopefully they’ll give you a head start in finding other bloggers like you who are interested in putting themselves out there to connect.

What comes from it is really up to you and how you choose to use the compilations of profiles that we collate over the coming days.

So Add Your Profiles

As I write this you have less than 15 hours to add your profiles to the launch post (not this post). The comments on that post will be closed at 5am tomorrow (Melbourne time) to enable Lara to get the lists together. Depending upon how this goes we may have a 2nd round of submissions – but there’s no guarantees so add your profiles to make sure you’re included.

Just make sure you use the words ‘social media’ in your comment or we can’t guarantee it won’t get sucked into our spam filters.

Thanks to everyone for participating – it’s been a lot of fun already and I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes us.

Update: Okay, comments are closed on the other post. I’m working hard at compiling everything into lists, and we’ll update you soon on how that’s working out! Thanks everyone! – Lara

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Yes the post is closed. Darren -> can I offer one suggestion?

    Change the image on your blog to say comments closed when your comments are closed :(

    I thought I still had a chance.

  2. Darren, I have been doing alot of link love recently..

    For a month I am deciding to give free reviews to my readers blog.


    Once or twice a week, I will be reviewing my readers.

    Free text links are also being given away to people who ask me questions.

  3. This was a cool idea. Looking forward to the list.

  4. @ Chris Guthrie – I’m not sure what you mean… Once I closed the comments on that post it was pretty clear that we weren’t accepting more comments on that post, and I added an “update” at the end of it, and an update to this one.

    I realize that it’s frustrating that we only had it open for 24 hours, but the point of my spending the time to create the categorized lists after the fact is so that everyone, including the people who missed out on listing their links, can click through and add others in as easy and simplified a way as we could possibly make it.

  5. That’s great. I’m looking forward to your phase 2 article.

  6. I spent all that time getting the email ready only to hit submit and the message said it was closed.

    That was 1:30 pm Las Vegas, Nevada time (pacific time zone).

    When I look at the time I got the newsletter and the date/time on the post about this to the time I tried to submit, it was not 24 hours.

    Are you going to do another?

  7. Mixedbrains says: 07/24/2008 at 9:48 am

    Ahh… We killed Twitter. hahahahaha I mean .uh. oops

  8. It sure was frustrating to be on a secured system when the offer was open…couldn’t post. Problogger is flagged as “suspicious” so just came to see how things went–looking forward to seeing the results and hopefully I can jump in next time!

  9. Oh fooey, I missed all the love, I was late reading the RSS feeds. Question, what do you guys get out of all the love you are spreading around ?

    Im a new blogger, and a few people visit, I know many on social networking sites, but people dont comment.

    I guess I should start my posts with a question and see if that works.

    I have the probloggers book and it has really helped


  10. Argh, have missed ‘the boat’! Is there any chance that the list will be extended?

  11. Okay gang – The 24 hour thing was from the time the post went live on the site to the time I closed the comments.

    What I think you guys are failing to take advantage of here is the list in and of itself. Who says you have to be ON the list in order to take advantage of the nearly 700 who are? Take the initiative and go start adding those people, rather than sit back and prefer to have people adding you.

    I’m not sure if Darren’s going to open it up again or not (or when, for that matter), but the bottom line is that rather than complaining, why don’t you just take action how you can? I’m still working on lists and we’ll be releasing them as soon as they’re done, so just start adding people, people!

  12. Man have I missed the boat on The Social Sites networking! What’s new though! LOL

  13. I just read the part about this section also being closed to that :( I hope it opens back up soon!

  14. I missed the boat, too! Hope you can have another one of this for us who weren’t able to join.

    Anyway, I am a fairly new Twitter user, I am hoping you guys could follow me HERE. Of course I will follow you, too!

  15. Looks like I missed a good party lol. Any word on second round of submissions?

  16. If we do, it won’t be for a while, gang… this is a LOT of work. I’m sure Darren will post and let you guys know if and when another Love In happens.

  17. I second the question from someone above – what to do now with all our new “love”? How do we turn this into more readers?

    Should we add EVERYONE? Or only those that look interesting to us?


  18. Anyone wishing to get a piece of this action, albeit on a smaller scale, are welcome to pop over and add their link to my post on the Japan_Blogs account on Twitter, you might just be surprised.

  19. Been watching too much Olympics coverage (nothing to do with Amateur competitions as opposed to PROblogger activities) that I, too missed the link love but has started adding persons to my network so the closed post has been pretty useful just the same.


  20. Can’t wait for the next round! :)

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