Are you using your RSS to promote your other blogs?
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If you’re like me then you have a couple of blogs up your sleeve… actually if you’re like me you forego sleep, life and sunshine to feed your addiction to blogging and should really cut back (lol that’s not going to happen).
Now those of you who know me know that I have a distaste for blog exchanges.Â They are fine when you are first starting out but in my mind quickly become a waste of time and give you false dreams of how many hits you are getting (that’s of course an argument for a different day).Â The only positive after you’ve gotten your site exposed to a few people who actually stick around is that you should be able to see new blogs but this doesn’t happen in reality with the same blogs coming up all the time and… oh that’s right another day.
So if you do have a couple of blogs how can you let people know about them?Â Well obviously you come to Blog About Your Blog and post here!Â Duh.Â But once you’ve done what’s another way to let people know about your newest posts – you can’t just keep mentioning them all the time in your posts (well you can but what would be the point of having two blogs).
A trick I’m using over at Quit Your Day Job to help promote Urban Cultivation is by using the RSS widget for Wordpress.Â The sidebar widget (a widget is a piece of code you can move around Wordpress easily, you can generally use the same or similar code in static sidebars) gives you the option of a title, how many entries you want displayed and the feed address.
Well this is great because you add your second blog’s feed and have it automatically tell people what the latest post is on your other blog.Â On mine I’ve changed the optional title to read ‘What’s happening over at Urban Cultivation’.Â The only thing is though I use a different plugin to the one installed automatically in wordpress mainly because the optional image url etc.
Any other innovative (mind you this probably isn’t ground breaking but it’s just something I do) uses for your RSS field out there?