Now that I have your attention with that admittedly catchy title, here we go.
On the use of Twitter
I know that a lot of you use Twitter out there to post many interesting articles and comments. That's awesome, I'm there too, and I think twitter is great (@bloggeratf). What I wanted to address is the use of # in our general posts. I have seen #SciFi, #SyFy, #SF/F, #SFF, and any number of other variations. I would love it if we could standardize our # use. Not only would this make it much easier for me to see all of your posts when I get back from work, but help your readers do the same.
I propose #SFF (science fiction and fantasy), but thats only me, and I believe Mulluane (edit: who apparently got it from @resaliens) . Post up if you don't like this for some reason and post your other suggestions so we can pick based on that. I can think of several additional useful ones that I would search for, such as #ARCreview, ect.
Technorati, Alexa, and Pinging
These are the two largest blog trackers that rank your blog based on the number of links from other blogs registered there. Registering takes all of five seconds, costs nothing, and at worst will generate some extra traffic for your blog. Note: If you have a million links form blog X, blog X still only counts as one link in their rankings. Technorati and Alexa.
Lastly, whenever you make a new post on you blog, go here so that you can ping all blog trackers. If you post more than several times a week you only need to do this every couple days. It simply lets all those tracking services know that your blog has new content for them to trawl.
I hope this was helpful to some of you, and I know for a fact that the # thing will be helpful to all of us. Go bloggers!
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