Do you have a favorite blogging social network?
Please take the poll in the sidebar and let us know what your favorite blogging social network is.
If I don’t have your favorite, please let me know in the comments to this post and I’ll add it to the poll. Just a note, I may delete any links in the comments so just leave the name. Adding extra links in a comment on this blog automatically sets the comment as spam.
By blogging social network I mean something on the terms of BlogCatalog or MyBlogLog.
Networks aimed at blogs and blog owners. Networks designed to help you find other blogs of similar interest and network together to increase each other’s readership. To make both blogs stronger. At least, I think that was the original premise.
There are rumors that MyBlogLog is dying.
Andy Beard has pretty much said flat out he thinks Yahoo is letting MyBlogLog die a slow death. It is very true that updates on the MyBlogLog blog seem to have stopped. It makes you wonder if there is anyone still there. Screen updates of your blog no longer seem to work.
Additionally, there does not seem to be the same number of users going to other blogs as there was in the past. Or at least, not as many logging into MyBlogLog. It is a shame because it has been my favorite blogging social network since I joined.
There seem to be three main blogging networks that I still notice.
I’ve never had much in results from BlogCatalog. I just never really got into it. I seems a bit harder to use than MyBlogLog. That may be why I have not seen the same results I have from MyBlogLog. Other that I know of seem to be disappearing.
Google Friend Connect is another that I have noticed in the past year.
Actually, I have taken a long time to look at Friend Connect. Other things the past year have had priority. I am still trying to figure out what it can do. I really like the newsletter and poll options. Basic use seem easy enough, but I am still at loss how the social aspects work. MyBlogLog makes it so easy to join a community you like or follow a blogger you like.
I’m open to suggestions for blog social networks.
Am I missing a popular one? Do you see a new one that is going to blow everything else away? What is the best in your view? What is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.
Please take the blogging social network poll in the sidebar.
Today is January 12, 2010. I am going to leave it up for a while till there are some results (hopefully). Then I’ll put up another poll.