Saturday, December 24, 2011

ExposeYourBlog! - Still Ticking. :)

Hello Folks,

I know, it has been a while since I last updated this blog... No valid reason other than I wasn't sure what I should post here.... Still not sure, but I guess I should give an update on how ExposeYourBlog! is doing.

The site is still slowly growing. Would love to see it grow even faster, but at least it hasn't died off! We are getting new visitors checking us out daily and new members every week!

We could always use more members and would love to see some of our members come back to surfing again, but we are active and that is good!

What I like about ExposeYourBlog! is that we have a core group of surfers that comment on the blogs they are reading and that are active in their surfing. We have a group that surf often, but don't comment, but based on emails I get from some from this group, they are reading the blogs! And we have a group that have checked out some, come in every so often to surf a few and move back on.

So, it comes down to EYB! being like most other activities that are available out there. We are a niche group, blogs only, so I expect this kind of growth, so we are in line I think with what we should be having.

Now, what can I do to get you to advertise us more? What can I get you to do if you have a blog, on any platform to use this site to get you blog seen? Let me know!

0Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

EYB! - Is your blog getting seen?

We have had a decent week of surfing, by a decent number of different people, but many blogs are slowly but surely going out of rotation, and many of those are still "active" (being posted to) blogs, due to their owners not surfing and the credits they had stored up are being read up! On the good side, I have seen some people surf this past few weeks that I have not seen in a while. I pray that ALL of you come back and surf a few pages a day! (Remember, the magic number to best be seen is 35 blogs seen by you every day!) So, if you are not surfing SOME at least, come back and check out the blogs we have! There have been some new ones add, a couple of old ones that had gone "stale" (no posts in a long while) that have been "revived" and are looking like they are active again! You should have some enjoyable reading if you come back. :)

It APPEARS (I know, bite my tongue and slap my hands for typing this) that all of the major bugs and most of the minor bugs have been fixed, except for the time delay on the surf bar if you leave the window while surfing. And to be honest, while I could probably pay someone to fix it (I'm not seeing why it is doing that), I'm of the mind I would rather you be IN the window when you surf, instead of off doing something else, so I'm not sure if I WANT to fix it? What are your thoughts on this? Come on over to the Forums ( and tell me what you think about this bug!

While you are over on the Forums, let me know what you would like to see happen to ExposeYourBlog! to make it an even better tool for you to get your blog seen, and for you to see other blogs! Include comments on how I can better advertise it and get the site known by other bloggers! Any input is greatly appreciated, and may be compensated if used and successful!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Don Bell
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Surfing is up!

It looks like our tech support at the host server site did their job well! I haven't seen the old "database connection" error in the past few days. Have you? If you get such an error, please drop me a line! But I do believe it has been taken care of for good. :)

We have had a great week of surfing this week, which I thank each of you for participating! Keep it up!! It pays off in more eyes on your blog(s). ;) We have had some of the best surfing we have had this past week, so I'm very happy about that!

We have four people that are "surfing for Pro" right now, Jay, Link4Business, Kittencaboodle, and DreamsofNyssa!! Keep it up! You are 1/4th of the way there!

There are still several blogs that have credits but are getting old in content, I hope you all update your blogs soon! I'd love to read your new thoughts and words! While I don't comment on all blogs, I do read them all as I surf along, and will comment when the post catches my attention, and I love to read new things! So, and I need to do this too, let's all update our blogs this coming week, if not sooner!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Don Bell
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Well, the temperature has sure come down in this neck of the woods! When I left for work yesterday morning at 8:30AM it was only 46 degrees (Fahrenheit), kinda chilly! Bet we have an Indian Summer soon though and the temps hit the 90s again. I kinda hope so, as I'm not ready for a long hard winter if we start this early! What about you? Come on over to the forums ( and tell us about the weather in your area! I honestly want to know if it is chilling out there too!?

With this cool weather I guess you all are out cleaning up the yard, winterizing your house, etc., as the surfing is way down this past few days. And I mean way down. And that is causing the credits to go down or away on many blogs, because we do have a few surfers every day that surf a lot! It may be time to log into your account and see if you have any credits left for your banners and your blogs, and to surf some to get your banners and blogs seen again!

I'm at a tough point here... As I have said before, I'm not a big fan of sending newsletters out all the time, as I almost consider them to be spam mail. And many times, since ExposeYourBlog! is not out to make money or sell you something (although you can purchase a Pro account and help pay the cost of running the site!! ;) ), there isn't a lot to say! The coding is mostly done, although I am working on raising the money to make the Forums look like the surf site, and not much else is happening. So, the only reason to really post a newsletter right now is to get back in front of you and get you surfing again... And I don't like doing a newsletter just for that reason..... But when I send a newsletter, it gets you all back to surfing for a few days!! Catch 22....

If you have read this far, send me a PM in the forums, sorry, only the forums, stating you got this far and have the words Catch 22 in the message, and I will give you 50 credits.

For the month of October, starting October 1, I will have a contest running to help boost your credits as well. More on this later. ;) But you will only find out about it the last week of September via the forums!!

Back to surfing for me!!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Don Bell
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

EYB! - Summer Winding Down!

Welcome to September, the beginning of the end of Summer! I pray everyone had a great summer, full of fun and sunshine, when it wasn't raining!, and is ready to surf the winter away. ;)

ExposeYourBlog! has a new owner, however, don't fret!! In my current, and pray-fully permanent, state of life, i am unable to own anything. I have donated the site to The Order of Brothers of Reconciliation, which has assigned me as the Chief Admin for the site. You will see NO changes, due to the change of ownership though! Well, with the exception of when I find the right person to do the work, the forums will look like the surf site in skin looks. :) We will continue to accept ALL blogs, that meet our prior requirements.

Well, let me take that back, there is a change. For all new paid sign ups, going forward, the fees are now going to a 501c3 tax deductible (in the US anyway!?)organization, as a donation to the Order. If you are currently a paid member, please feel free to cancel your subscription and restart! (The funds are going to be turned over to the Order once they come in on my old email account effective this month anyway!)

I have had a couple of people complain that their views have been low. This is true, there has been a bit of slow down in surfing this past few weeks. That said, the majority of the people complaining were not surfing either! Remember, those that are paid and surf that day have their blogs seen faster than those that aren't, followed by those that are paid (but haven't surfed that day) or those that surf that day (but aren't paid members), followed by those that haven't surfed that day, but this week, on down to those that have not surfed. So, it is best to surf daily even if only 1 or 2 sites. (Although you get better results if you surf at least 35 blogs each day.) So GET surfing. ;)

We would like to encourage each of you to come on over to the forums ( and help us to get this community of surfers and bloggers growing in community! Would love to see you there and posting your questions, your thoughts, etc!

Don't forget the Surf and Chat option when you are surfing!

Happy Surfing!
Best of times!

Don Bell
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

EYB! - Slow, but still there!

Hello Folks,

As school starts up and summer vacations are ending and people are returning to work, surfing seems to be down a bit. But this is normal for this time of year and happened last year as well. I would like to encourage all users to come surf a few blogs each day though!

We do continue to grow in blogs each week though! We've picked up several this past week in fact! Happy viewing!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

ExposeYourBlog! - What is it and why?

So, what is ExposeYourBlog! all about? ExposeYourBlog! is a Traffic Exchange Service that allows you to put your blog(s) in a queue to be seen and read by other people on the net. It provides another avenue to help get your site seen. This service is not like MOST traffic exchanges out there, in that it only allows for blogs to be put in rotation. Each blog in rotation is on your screen for from 20 seconds to 35 seconds giving you a chance to glance over it to see if there is new content to read. After reading and commenting, you have the option to click on a color or text to move on to the next site in rotation.

To make it work for you, what you must do is spend some time each day or week reading other blogs. As you do this, you earn credits that are automatically assigned to your blog(s) so others see yours. You do not see your blog(s) while you are surfing (so you don't use up your own credits). So, the more you surf, the more your blog goes into rotation! Also, the more you surf, the chance of getting an extra 5 to 500 credits comes along every few surfs (~33) in a row! Don't worry though! You will not see the same blog in a continuous three hour surfing session! Now, if you leave for any length of time over say 3 hours you may see some of the same blogs again, but that is because you have gone outside of that three hour window!

Why upgrade to a paid account? Free accounts are set to have a counter of 25 seconds for their blog(s) to be seen before the next blog can be selected. Paid members blog(s) get a counter of between 30 and 35 seconds, depending on the Pro level selected. Also, paid members get a reduction of time required to wait on other blogs of from 2 to 5 seconds, again, depending on the level of paid membership. Free members earn 3 credits for every 5 blogs they see. Pro/Paid members earn 1 credit for every 2 blogs or 1 for 1, depending on their level. (Each credit earned comes out of the viewed blogs owner's credit using them up as the other person surfs. (Make sense?)) Free members can only have two blogs in rotation at a time. Paid members can have from 5 to 50 (ok, I know, who has 50 blogs, you may be surprised!!) blogs in rotation at any time. Free members may only have banners that point to blogs (unless they buy commercial banner credits), while paid members may put any banner in rotation. Free members only get one banner. Pro/Paid members can have 5 to 15 banners in rotation!

A VERY important reason to be a Pro/Paid member is that there is a greater chance, by 10%, that your blogs will be seen first! Yep, being a Pro member you blogs have a weighted chance of 10% better viewings!

Why have banners? Banners give you a chance, with a flashy banner, to get another chance of having the surfer look at your blog(s)! PLUS, if you keep an eye on the banners each time the surf bar loads, you stand a chance of getting from 1 to 5 extra credits added to your account if you click on the banner before the notice slips off! After it slips off the banner, you don't get any extra credits, so look at the banner first thing!! Also, I am using those banners in rotation on other web sites soon! Remember, all banners MUST be 468X60 in size to be seen correctly! If you have banners, keep an eye on the credits available to you banners, as you may need to convert some of your surfing credits to your banners to get them seen!

Why surf daily and for at least 35 blogs each day? Well, for one, it keeps more credits in your account so your blog gets seen more often! Those that surf daily raise their blogs visibility by 5% for that day, meaning that it will be seen 5% more often that day than those accounts that have not surfed that day, so if you are a Pro/Paid member surfing daily, you are at 15% instead of 10%. After very 33 blogs you surf you will come upon a verification page that will allow you to receive from 5 to 500 extra credits, some cash and other benefits! Plus, you get to read some great blogs as you go! So, come join us and SURF AWAY!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

EYB! - School Starts Soon!

Well, here in the US school in many areas starts Monday of next week. Means some of our users will be home more doing homework, which also means instead of homework, they may be on their computers surfing to get away from homework... I hope they do their homework FIRST though. ;)

ExposeYourBlog! is still growing, slowly but surely! We could always use more bloggers and surfers, but I'm not totally unhappy with with what we have right now. More is always better of course! So, if you blog, come join us over at and read other blogs (will help you come up with new ideas) and get your blog seen! Most of our surfers read the blogs, and many comment on your blog as well!

We have 325 blogs in rotation right now, which takes over three hours of steady watching to see them all. You will not see the same blog within three hours of itself either. We are only a manual surf site, with variable times for free vs paid members, with the paid member blogs having more time on the screen before the person can go on to the next blog.

Happy Surfing!

Friday, July 15, 2011

EYB! - Summer Heat!

It looks like the summer heat here in the US is keeping people away from their computers and at the pools maybe! Surfing is down a bit, but we are still getting some surfing and commenting done!

We are also still growing slowly but surely! Each week we get a blog or two added and three or four new people surfing and commenting on the blogs, so things are going well.

I would still like to see us out grow BlogExplosion at it's prime! All it takes is for each of us to get active in surfing daily, and for each of us to post links in our blogs to ExposeYourBlog! and at least one post about the site to get your readers to come check it out. I have found that MOST of the readers of blogs are blog writers themselves, not all, but most. So, if they read in your blog that you use ExposeYourBlog!, they will possibly come check us out and become one of your down line (giving you extra credits as well!) and give us more blogs to look at!

Happy Surfing!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

EYB! - Ticking along!

Well, in this past week, we had a bit of a problem with our Host system. They decided to do an unscheduled (well they didn't let me know about it anyway) maintenance on their systems, which took us out of play for almost 24 hours. Not a happy camper with it, but at least they got us back up, without loss of data, and all appears to be running smoothly again.

At least in the surfing area. Comments are a problem for systems though. If you have left your comments section "in line", meaning that when a person clicks on comments to comment and the page refreshes instead of opening a pop up (only time pop ups are allowed on ExposeYourBlog! is for comments!), you stand a good chance of the person trying to comment getting a white page with no content on it. I have found that does not support frames when it comes to comments. The way to fix this is to set your comments as a pop up and not in line.

I have taken out text ads from the system, as no one was clicking on them, and they were eating credits up pretty fast. If you have text credits left, don't forget to convert them to conversion credits, and you can use them for banner or surf credits. At the end of August, I am converting any text credits left to Banner credits!

Happy Surfing!!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

One Year Anniversary!

YES!! Today marks the one year anniversary of ExposeYourBlog! being officially open to the public and out of development mode!

Those that are members at 11:59PM tonight will receive a bonus 25 credits to their account as a present, and those that surf, even once, today, will receive another 25 credits. :)

We have had a few trails and tribulations this past year, but over all, things have gone pretty well! We have slowly grown, after the initial growth, and continue to slowly grow, which is OK by me. We have a lot of good blogs on board, and the reading and commenting is pretty good in most cases!

Hope to see more of you here over this next year!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Have you gotten your blog seen lately?

Hello Folks,

ExposeYourBlog! ( is awaiting your arrival to get your blog seen! All you have to do is sign up, surf five sites, then post up to 2 blogs for a free account, 50 blogs for the Enterprise Pro account. (I know, who has 50 blogs? You would be surprised, but the Enterprise Pro account has many other great bennies too!)

What is ExposeYourBlog!? It is a surf site in which you read other blogs earning credits for each view (for every 5 blogs you view, you get three credits on a free account, and for every one you view you get one credit for your blog) of someones blog.

We have been around just under a year now, and while we are still kinda small, we are growing slowly each week. :) We would like to grow faster, so if you are reading this, come join us!! ;)

Saturday, May 07, 2011


For about an hour today I went to and began reading blogs there by clicking on the "Next Blog" button on most of them. Sadly over half were over a year old since their last update... Sad state of affairs there!

Luckily less than an 8th of them loaded music or videos at load, which I hate.

The good news were there were several that were current and appeared to be somewhat active! (And on those I did comment on in many cases!)

Why do we blog? I know I blog because it is an avenue to express my thoughts, my dreams, my progress in life, and a way to post on what has intrigued me in any given day.

If you blog, come check out, join up, surf blogs, and get your blog seen by others!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Special Post for a Friend, and an area in need!

Our FREE Plush Memories Lost Toy Search Service wants to help with the search for toys lost during the monster tornado outbreak in the South on April 27, 2011!!

We are lifelong Alabamians, and our hearts ache for all those in our state who were not as fortunate as we were. We praise God for his Mercy toward us. There are over 250 confirmed deaths in Alabama, and sadly more will be found in the rubble.

Alabamians are helping each other during this time of great need, as whole cities and towns have been demolished. Collection points are all over the place for people to bring bottled water, food, charcoal and grills, toiletries, diapers, formula, and other basic necessities.

There are too many organizations collecting relief donations to name them all, but since we're Baptist, here's the link to donate through the Baptist State Mission Board. The Salvation Army and many other charitable organizations are also busy helping with relief efforts across the South.

The time to help with clothing, furniture, and toys has not come yet, but it will soon, when life-saving needs are met. When that time comes, these surviving families are going to want to replace the special lovies that will help their little ones feel secure again.

This is where we can help, if people just find out about us. We’ve been helping people find lovies for almost 6 years now, and we have over 150 Fabulous Finders who help with the search for lovies, so PLEASE PASS THE WORD ALONG TO ANYONE WHO HAS FAMILY OR FRIENDS IN AN AREA STRUCK BY WEDNESDAY'S TORNADOES - WE WILL MAKE YOUR SEARCH A TOP PRIORITY!!!

Please tell people about us on your Facebook page, Twitter page, Forums, and other Social Networks you may belong to. Tell your friends and family, too.

Thanks so much all your help in spreading the word about us, so relatives of tornado survivors will have a source for finding that special lovie for the little ones who have been through this horrible disaster!

Then, when the power is restored and the South has healed enough for parents to start thinking about such things, they will know that we are here to help them replace those special lovies.

If we can help someone find a lost lovie, please CONTACT US.


Plush Memories Lost Toy Search Service

"But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."

Luke 18:16 KJV

Saturday, April 02, 2011

EYB - Grows in blogs!

ExposeYourBlog! is continuing to grow every week in blogs to view and comment on! So, if you haven't already, come check it out at

We are in the process of cleaning up our Forums, and at the same time working on building our Blogging community! So, come join us on our forums and get to know the other bloggers out there!

We have some contest going in which you can earn extra surfing credits as well, so come check out the surf site and the forums to learn more!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Surfer of the Week, and more!

ExposeYourBlog! has a new contest in play right now of "Surfer of the Week". In order to win, the surfer must surf all seven days of the week, Sunday through Saturday, and must surf at least 35 blogs each day. (Doesn't have to be in one sitting, but in the 24 hour period of that day.) The winner has the first page of surfing for the following week, Sunday through Saturday, receives some cash and extra credits! So, come surf away! (To cash out on the money, you must be a paid Pro member!)

We continue to grow, although slowly! If you have blogging friends, be sure to let them know about ExposeYourBlog! ( get them to start surfing and getting their blog seen as well!

We have other contest going on all the time as well, so come check us out!

Friday, February 25, 2011

EYB! - Spring Cleaning, But Still Growing!


ExposeYourBlog! is going through and early Spring Cleaning in which we are getting rid of blogs that have not been updated in 6 months, pausing those blogs, and removing people that have not verified their accounts or activated their accounts. (Both of which are more than able to come back and re-apply and start surfing.)

Why are we doing this? ExposeYourBlog! is a service for you the blogger to post your blog and get real people seeing it and commenting on it. We are not your typical Surf site out for numbers, but we ARE out for quality blogs and quality Bloggers!

We hope this "enhancement" of the system will bring more people there!

Add to that, we have a few contest going to help you raise your credits so more people can see you! Some of which include cash bonuses too (although you must be a paid member to receive cash back!). So, come check us out and surf away to help get your blog(s) seen!

Our forums are still there, and somewhat active. We would love to see more Bloggers there talking to other Bloggers, sharing their blog, and learning more about blogging. Come on over!

Happy Times!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

EYB! - New Things Happening!

For the rest of this month, I will be checking the Surf and Chat logs to see who all has been on chatting. If I see you have posted a message and chatted with someone in the Surf and Chat window, I will give you 25 extra credits for that day. Happy Surf and Chat!!

Effective at Midnight tonight, ET zone US, ie, Sunday morning, I will keep track of all who surf during each week through the end of March. If you surf each day for at least 35 blogs each day, I will give your account 500 extra credits in each category, each week you do so. You must surf every day of the week, Sunday through Saturday, and at least 35 blogs each day. And if you tie it in with the Surf and Chat, and actually chat with the other surfers, you can get 25 credits as seen above. :)

At the current time, BE has over 100,000 blogs on their system. While many are not current, at the peak of their service time, they were. I would love to see us get there, but we have a ways to go. The first person, starting today, that gets us 10 new ACTIVE, surfing people sponsored will get a free upgrade to Enterprise Pro. (Won't be able to win money, but you get all kinds of extra credits each month. ;) )

Saturday, February 05, 2011

ExposeYourBlog! continues to grow, come join us!

Each week ExposeYourBlog! ( continues to grow. We would love it if you join us as well!

We are a dedicated site to share our blogs with others, and to read other people's blogs.

We have over 200 in rotation now, and are aiming for over 1000, of the millions out there!

You can earn cash back as well, once you become a paid member, you can earn you cash spent back by surfing each day and hitting a cash bonus page randomishly.

Come on by!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

4th Admin, originally miss posted to wrong blog!

I am happy to announce that SlightlyDrunk ( has accepted a position on EBY! Admin team. He will help us to approve (disapprove) blogs, and help in moderation of our forums (

Welcome Aboard!

Don - Owner

(This post was originally posted to my Watkins blog by mistake!!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

EYB! - Final Admin Team Member!

We got our 5th Admin Team member, back, this week. DevinP. came back and is with us again as Admin.

We are now at full staff for a while, until we grow even bigger.

We still have lots of room to grow users wise, and we have many blogs to read now, but more is always good!

Come on over, and share it with your friends!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

EYB! is looking for YOU!

We are currently looking for two more Admin folks to help us maintain and monitor the blog surfing site, ExposeYourBlog! (

You must have a blog, or more than one if you want ;) , and you must be able to spend at least an hour or so a week looking at blog submissions to allow them in rotation, and you must surf some to verify that those blogs in rotation are current and not breaking things. Helping out in the forums ( is nice too, but not required.

What do you get? Unlimited credits, direct input to what happens on the site, and you can see what all is happening behind the scenes.

If you are interested, come join us on EYB! and the forums, and send me a PM (admin) on the forums and we can talk about it and make it happen if we agree. :)

Sunday, January 09, 2011

EYB! Status Update - January 9, 2011

Hello Folks,

Well, this past few days has brought a major change to the system. If you are a PAID Pro member, you become eligible to earn back the money you spent on your monthly subscription. It takes work though! You must surf to earn cash credits. The more you surf, the more you make. Over time, I will be adding and subtracting the amount acquired during surfing, as well as how long you have to surf to earn some change. Now, if you are not a paid Pro member, you can still earn, but you can not cash out until you go Paid for at least a month. (No coming and going either, I will delete the account if you do that!) (I, and the rest of the Admin crew are not here to make money, we are here to get our blogs, and your blogs seen and read!)

We have a contest going on the forums,, that those that post and are on line, get extra credits if seen by the Admin staff when on line, and randomly for posting new post. So the more you post, and the more you visit the forums, the more credits you get on the surf site.

EYB! continues to grow, and we have hit several days of over 1000 blogs being seen on a day. I look forward to when that is a SMALL number of what has been seen. :) And we have over 20 people a day surfing, that, too, I would like to see climb!

Happy Surfing!