And only a couple of people read it, should the sound stop there??
I can’t tell you how often Joe and I have visited your blogs, read something that was either hilarious, heart warming, entertaining, informative, beautifully written or simply ‘WOW, that’s an awesome blog post‘ and wondered….
“How can we use the OBN to help spread the enjoyment of this one blog post out and across the entire Outdoor Blogging Community?”
That ‘issue’ happens a lot by the way. I read something amazing and I want to yell into the forest to everyone within earshot to get their hiking boots right over to so-n-so’s blog post so the writer gets the attention an outstanding blog post deserves.
I think I may have found a solution I’d like to try. It’ll take community participation to make it a success, so it’s my hope that now that you know this is available, as you are wandering through the Outdoor Blog Forest and you read one of those ‘can’t miss’ blog posts, you’ll remember this feature, come back and submit your discovery for everyone to share in.
In order to ‘harness’ awesome blog posts, I’ve created a new widget that is now located in the footer of the OBN homepage (down below) and in the sidebar of the Outdoor Blogger Directory.
You’ll notice it says, “Support other Bloggers” because this new feature is meant to be used as a way to spotlight other people, not your own blog posts. So basically, you’ll keep using the Community News to spotlight the happenings on your own blog and you’ll use the Support other Bloggers feature to bring attention to blog posts you read that others shouldn’t miss out on.
Once you’ve submitted your find, I’ll keep them gathered up and when we have enough, I’ll write a post here on the OBN homepage that lists all the great discoveries everyone has shared. Easy right?
We hope this new feature will be embraced by everyone and beyond that, I think we could make our fellow bloggers day by letting them know we think what they did was outstanding. That’s just good blogging karma….
- Remember: Support Other Bloggers = Reader Submitted Blog Posts | Community News = Self Submitted Blog Posts
- There are no limitations on how many blog posts you find out in the forest and submit to the Feature
- Please remember to only use the exact blog post URL (this isn’t meant to highlight an entire blog, just specific posts) to easily do this, click on the blog post title so that it opens in it’s own page. Then copy and paste the URL from your browser into the widget
I now await your blog discoveries…