Monday, October 13, 2008

What do Braces & Skittles have to do with Business & Finance?

In November of 2007 (11 months ago), I signed up for Blogburst.

Want your blog seen by millions of new readers ?

I was curious what kind of exposure I might get. Hey, it's free and I could be famous one day because of my membership.

I just found out this morning that my 3rd post has been picked up through Blogburst. This time it was through Reuters for my post "The Last Request"

I am curious what article I am attached to
. This happened either today or yesterday. Before you get excited for me, you need to know that this will bring me neither fame nor fortune. Most likely my post was picked due to winning the "key word" lottery. I am much wiser after my "Bathroom Humor" post was picked up by the Chicago Sun Times.

After an exhaustive search, I found my post attached to an article about threatening graffiti found in a high school bathroom where the police were called in. Not sure what a post about my boys' bathroom antics had to do with this. I guess there aren't many Blogburst members that blog about bathrooms.

I have tried without success to find what Reuter's article my post on "The Last Request"is attached to. I am a little afraid. I did make reference to the "long and painful road ahead" and this gem was featured in the Business section under Investing.

If you happen to figure this out, let me know. Unless the pairing is too painful to report back on!


Weaselmomma said...

I hope you do get fame and fortune and a million new readers! Just remember me when.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I bet you do become rich and famous. (: I'm off to check out your article. Very cool!

Tara R. said...

I still get a post or two picked up by BlogBurst... it's good for giggles, but I don't think I've had more than a handful of click throughs. I like saying that I'm published in the Chicago Tribune. Do you think we can put that on our resume?

Bad Momma said...

Tara, Sure! Let's go with that! :p

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Awesome!!!! I think that's exciting that you got picked up. I'm sure fame and fortune are in the cards. Someday I can say I was your reader b4 you were famous.

Bad Momma said...

Hey Marivic, Debbie & Weasel Momma,

If you knew how Blogburst works, you'd realize this will not make me famous or even come close to adding to my "15 minutes".

Apparently in the ONLINE versions of certain publications such as the Chicago Sun Times they will use Blogburst to find related blog posts.
This is done by using KEY WORDS to find a post to match their criteria. My findings are that many times the blog posts don't match up. The results can be comical as in the case of my "Bathroom Humor" post being attached to a restroom hate-crime report.

I don't find Blogburst as a useful tool to drive traffic to my blog.
But as Tara pointed out, it makes for great resume filler when you are "picked up"!