Stand Out With Stumble Upon
Here’s a short and sweet instruction guide for those of you new to stumbling. If you don’t use stumble, it’s time to join. Hey, you could even experiment on this post!
I was looking at my friend Polli from Polliwog’s Pond‘s MyBlogLog profile and noticed she had her Stumble Upon page listed as a blog. I’ve seen several people do this and thought it’s time I listed mine too.
I decided since this blog deals with blogging ethics, being nice and polite are part of ethics in my world! Many people use stumble but don’t use it correctly. What I mean by correctly, is doing the little extra things with stumble that make you stand out.
Add Your Stumble Upon Blog Anywhere You Can
The great thing about your Stumble feeds is that you are promoting the people you stumble as well as yourself. You have two feeds as a Stumble Upon user:
Add your stumble blog to MyBlogLog to get started. These two feed addresses are the ones you need to enter when editing your stumble blog. Your Main Stumble Upon URL can be either of these two. I used the top one as my primary.
Check it out on MyBlogLog: Revellian’s StumbleUpon Blog
Stumble Upon Coolness
There are tons of great posts about using stumble, but this one is specifically for my readers! To be extra nice using stumble, here are some things beginners should be aware of. Here’s a section of the Stumble Upon tool bar. IE users can download it directly from stumbleupon.com. Firefox users can use the add extension feature available in their addons menu.
You can stumble someone’s home page and their stumble user page. It’s like saying not only is their site cool, but they are a great stumbler as well!
When you are looking at someones site, you click the thumbs up button. If the page hasn’t been stumbled previously, you will be prompted to write a short review (please tag it correctly). If it has been stumbled already, it will redirect you to another random page.
What I like to do is after I give a thumbs up on a previously stumbled page, I go back and write a review anyway. See that white bubble on the far right of the tool bar in my example? Click it to write a review.
These are two separate things. It’s nice to go back after giving thumbs up and write a review in addition! Most folks won’t do this. Stumblers who do this are extra cool.
You should stumble the sites and stumblers you like! When you run across a cool post, stumble and review it! Just make sure you are on the article’s permalink url. Just click the post title to get to it.
Stumbling is powerful and fun. It’s a great way to share with folks what you like and who you like. It’s great for traffic and I personally prefer it over Digg any day.
To get an idea of just how powerful stumbling can be, read Mike’s post: (Ordinary Folk) The Stumbleupon stampede – one amazing night of traffic
If you want to get really technical, read Stumbleupon mathematics for stumblers by Tim Nash.
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