Tech Review: MyBlogLog

Join Clif's CommunityAs I mentioned earlier this week I am going to spend some of my vacation time on my personal professional development. I’m looking forward to catching up on some reading, working on a few things that I’ve been wanting to write, developing and revising some of the instruction and resources in my courses, and becoming more familiar with a bunch of Web 2.0 tools and services.

One thing that I have managed to do so far is setup MyBlogLog profile. Their tagline is “Discover who’s visiting your site, and connect with your readers.” I welcome the possibility of getting to know all of you better – that way we can learn together. I’ve had the account for a while and used it occasionaly, but I’ve never really setup my profile. I’ve noticed the MyBlogLog widgets on many of the blogs that I read and have been waiting for a window of free time (It’s been a long wait!) to become as familiar with the service as I wished. While playing with the service I noticed several useful ways that it can be used. MyBlogLog’s community features make it easy to find and connect with people that teach the same grades and courses as you, share your interests, and live all around the world. It also has a social aggregator feature similar to friendfeed.

I realize there’s been talk the last couple of weeks of Google Friend Connect and Facebook Connect possibly becoming the front-runners, so we’ll see how it all plays out. Anyway, I like MyBlogLog and I’ve added a link to my profile under the Clif’s Resources section in the right-hand menu of this blog. Please, please feel free to network and learn with me through this service.

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Clif Mims

Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

2 thoughts on “Tech Review: MyBlogLog”

  1. Heya!

    My name is Tilly and I’m the community manager here at MyBlogLog! Welcome to the community 🙂

    MyBlogLog is a 2 way relationship. Broadcast your web services and blog sites that you author, and in return we will help you connect with other users and discover things online that you may not have found otherwise.

    If you are an author of a website, one of the features we offer is a slick looking widget that you can install into your blog that will show you the most recent readers of your site. Included in this widget is a tracking script that will let you know where users came from before they found your site, what they viewed while there were there, and what links they clicked on that they thought were interesting. You can use it to tune your content to be even more compelling for your readers. You can use it to determine which stories you should follow up on. Hell, it’s just cool to *know* what people find interesting, even if you don’t do anything with it.

    You can also use your MyBlogLog profile to share with people all the cool things that you do online. Use New With Me to broadcast the neat photo you uploaded to flickr, the awesome new band you found on Last.FM, the interesting site you bookmarked on delicious, or the silly and insightful things you tweet on Twitter. Click on the tags and topics to find out who else on MyBlogLog is into the same thing and connect with them to build your online community. You might just discover something new.

    XOXO
    Tilly

  2. Clif, I set this up but I’m not sure the purpose of it. The bringing together of all of my RSS feeds is kind of interesting, but beyond that I’m not sure how I’d use this (and looking at how you’ve already integrated most of your Web 2.0 tools into this blog site, I wonder how you see yourself using it?).

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