Sunday, October 07, 2012

EYB! - Updated Surfing!

After much thought and contemplation, we have changed our surfing requirements on EYB! There is now a 1 credit for 2 blogs seen instead of 2 for 5 that we started with for free accounts. All paid accounts are now 1 for 1. All blog timers have been reduced by 5 seconds, so blogs on free accounts are seen fro 20 seconds, and blogs on paid accounts are seen for 25-30 seconds depending on the level of membership!

Paid membership still gives the paid member X number of extra credits a month for both blogs and banners, and a further reduction of from 2 to 5 seconds on blog timers.

Prayerfully more changes coming soon!

Friar Don, OBR
Chief Admin/EBY!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blogging Dead?

No, I don't think blogging is dead, but I do think people are spending less time going around looking at all the blogs out there. It is harder and harder to find the blogs you want to read in the millions of blogs that are started, often ignored after that, and on every subject under the sun. But there are ways to get seen and be seen frequently by people who comment and actually read the blog. One is to go to ExposeYourBlog! and read other blogs as people are reading your blog. The more you view and read, the more people view and read your blog! Come check us out!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

This Blog/ExposeYourBlog!

A while back I pretty much dedicated this blog to talking about ExposeYourBlog!, but basically just copied and pasted the Newsletter I "seldom" sent out in here as well...

I've rethought that concept, and will be doing things a bit different here now. Oh, don't get me wrong, it will still be about ExposeYourBlog! and my thoughts on it and the concept, but it won't be cut and paste. ;)

First, what is ExposeYourBlog!? ExposeYourBlog! is a web site you can go to to read some VERY good blogs, and at the same time get your blog seen by others. What goes one behind the scenes? When you sign up and verify your email, you are able to surf five blogs giving you roughly 53 credits in your account. You are then able to put your blog(s) (up to two for a free account) into rotation to be seen by others. As you surf and read other blogs, you gain credits to have your blog seen.

In the two years we have been up and running (we just had our two year anniversary!) I have been able to find blogs I would probably normally not have been able to find in the mass of blogs out there. Many I read daily as I surf along, and I don't have to crowd my browser with links to remember and for me to find later. Nor do I have to create a list on my computer and store it there. The blog comes up in rotation randomly through my surfing the site!

Now, I know I won't see the same blog in an hour of surfing, which is about how long I currently surf at any given time. Now, if I come back after an hour and surf again, if the person that owns the blog is active (surfs 35 other blogs a day) or is a paid member, there is a possibility that I will see it again in the same day, as those people get a better chance of being seen randomly. Ok, so that makes it semi-random. ;)

So, come check us out!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

EYB! - Second Year Ending!!


As we quickly come to the end of April, we are now coming into one month away from our second year anniversary! Yep, we opened for business and surfing two years ago June 1st! This next month celebrates Anji and I quickly building the site and getting things ready to roll. (We had a few others give moral support and advice, but they have moved on...)

In celebration of that, from now until the 2nd of June, you can add up to FIVE more blogs to your account! Yes, five more blogs! Now, on the second or third, I will change the number allowed back to the original for your account level, BUT, you get to keep those blogs in rotation unless you delete them or try to change them once I return the allowed number of blogs back to the prior state! So if you have more than a couple of blogs and were not able to put them in rotation, now is the time!

As we come to the end of our second year and celebrate two years of surfing, keep you eyes open to this newsletter, and your side bar on your tools page!

We have, even before this newsletter, added more surfers, and more blogs this past few weeks, so come on back if you haven't surfed in a while!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Friar Don, OBR
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

EYB! Has it been that long!!??


WOW, has it really been almost a month since I have written you? I hope you don't mind me not writing? No real good reason, other than I hate sending out a ton of emails to you about the site, etc. But, it is time to ramp that up some!! Over the next month bonuses, and other things will be happening as we ramp up for our 2nd anniversary of being up and running!! Yep, June 1st we will have been up and running for two complete years! We have had only a couple of small problems in service in that time, and have been able to fix those problems in relatively short amounts of time!

As you know, Anji, a few others, and I (Anji and I are all that remain though...) started this service because BlogExplosion was on it's deathbed, and no one was taking care of it. Neither of us is doing this for money, and in fact I put a lot of money and time into getting it up and keeping it up while Anji has put in a TON!! of time in helping keeping it up and running. The site hasn't paid me back for start up cost, but now pays for itself monthly, which is good. So I pray those members that are paid members stay paid members! ;) And we could always use more paid members so we can add new features to the site, and improve its performance by moving it to a dedicated server when we need to, etc. So, if you are not a paid member, please seriously consider it!

Remember, if you are a paid member, you get more credits per surf, you get access to your cash account, which means nothing if you are not a paid member (or until you become one anyway), and you get a block of credits each month for your site(s) to be seen!

We have already began increasing bonuses and such and will continue to do so over the next month and week. June 1st even more things will happen!! On May 29th you may want to read this Newsletter, as well as keep an eye on the Forums as both will have a list of things that will significantly increase your visibility, and potentially your cash, if you follow what we have in store!

For the past few weeks we have had a notice in the News section of your left sidebar... No one has taken me up on it. The first 5 people that read it and take the required action, will get double the reward... ;) However, this news will come down Wednesday coming...

Anji and I would like to continue to thank each of you for being here and for using the system! We both pray that you continue to spread the word and help us bring more people here to make it an even better site!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Friar Don, OBR
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Friday, March 02, 2012

EYB! - Some updates

If you are a new poster on the forums, the first five messages you post have to be approved by an Admin, either Anji or myself, so we can stop the spam we get. After your 5th post, you will not have to wait, they are automatically accepted and put into possession. Some come on over, read and post!! ;)

As a reminder, another way to surf the blogs is to go to the "Tools" page, then click on "Blog Viewer". This will give you a list of 10 blogs to click on, that will rotate through the blogs until you are "done". You get the same credits as you would if you used the surf bar.

You should remember to read the news on the bottom of the left sidebar of your tools page. It may very much be to your benefit!! ;)

We gave grown by several members this week, and you should be seeing even more new blogs now!! Remember to comment when they catch your attention!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Still Ticking!

We have had a decent growth spurt this past week, and some new blogs show up! This is good! Please keep up the great work of advertising the site and in using the site!

Surfing has been up and down this week. Over all, we may be a bit up though, for the first time in two weeks! Again, keep up the great work and remember, surfing at least 35 blogs a day (not counting games and cash awards pages) gives your blog the best chance of being seen!

In an attempt to remind you of the forums and with the desire for you to help us grow our community, I have placed the Forums as the first site you see (this does count as a "blog seen" for that desired 35 blogs/day goal!) each time you open up the surf page. If you sign in and click the mark to keep you signed in, you should see any new messages since your last sign in by a red marker on the right, making it easier to stay current "with the news" and comments of the community of surfers! Please do make sure you have an account, have it set to remember you, and keep current!! ;)

We are just under three months away from our 2nd year anniversary! Keep your eyes open for the beginning of the celebrations which will include cash and credit bonuses for those that participate! SOME of the notices will only be posted on the forums, so you may want to start staying up to date as to what is posted there too! Some will be posted here in the newsletters, and some may be posted in the "news" section on the bottom right side of your tools page! Keep your eyes open!

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Don Bell
Chief Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Friday, February 10, 2012

EYB! - Contest Running, Surfing seasawing...

Hello Folks,

We've opened back up both the Surfing Contest and the referral contest on ExposeYourBlog! and you can earn extra credits each day by surfing the most blogs and by getting other, active, bloggers to come join us on ExposeYourBlog!.

With this "opening up", we have increased our surfing some, but we can always use more surfers! There are some days that are heavier than others though, and we would like to see EVERY day a solid day of surfing, blogging and commenting!! Come join us an ExposeYourBlog! and get your blog seen while you read a WIDE variety of other blogs!

We are coming up on our two year anniversary of providing great blogs to read in one spot too!! Look forward to SOMETHING big on the anniversary month!!

Friar Don, OBR
Lead Admin - ExposeYourBlog!

Friday, February 03, 2012

EYB! Burrrrr, its cold out there!

Howdy Folks,

Its cold out there, so I have been surfing more myself of late. (Doesn't hurt that I'm off for the past three weeks, and at least the next two weeks with my knee...) Our numbers are down a bit as to the number of people surfing, but the people surfing are shifting some. Would love to see all 500+ members of ExposeYourBlog! come back and surf at least 10 a day, but even better 35 or more sites a day! Would broaden our scope of blogs significantly and get our numbers up!

We have had a few new members and blogs this past few weeks though, so that is good! More is always better though, as it broadens our reading (and commenting) pleasure, and gives us the desire to come back more often!

Unfortunately we have several "stale" blogs. By that I mean blogs that haven't been updated in over 30 days. The current policy is to leave them in rotation until they use up their credits, but I would love to see many of them get update (and their owners to surf even more!).

Hope to see you and your blog(s) on ExposeYourBlog!

Happy Surfing!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 Starting Out OK!

As we approach the middle of the month of January, we have had a decent showing on the surfing, but it could always be better. There are a good number of blogs, that are current, the have come out of rotation because the poster has not surfed to keep their credits up, and enough people are surfing now that the credits will go pretty fast. So, if you haven't surfed in a while, there is a good chance you don't have any credits left for your blog to be seen, come on back and surf! If you have been surfing, I encourage you to continue surfing! ;)

The forums are pretty lonely of late though. Basically it has been just Anji and myself there... Would love to see us grow as a community and communicate with each other within the forums as well! Come check them out, post your comments, replies, etc. Let us get active in the blogging world again! ;)

I had surgery this past Tuesday and am on a forced leave (vacation) for the next several weeks, and not supposed to do a lot of walking until after the 26th of this month, which means I will be by the computer a lot this next two weeks or so, and for several weeks after that as well. If you have any problems or issues with the system here, let me know and I would be happy to work on them (problems), and clear up any issues as well.

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!

Monday, January 02, 2012

EYB! Happy New Year!


Anji, Touwe and I would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year in this new year of 2012! May this be your best year yet, both in your blogging and in life in general!

For an easier way to keep track of your link, you have another option that gives you better statistics. Go to your Tools section, and go down to "Personal Account" then click on "Ad Tracker". Click on "Add New" and put your blog link in the space provided and save it. Then take the link that is provided below that that says "Random Rotator" be the link into your blogs section in place of your existing one. once I, Anji or Touwe approve it, it will be in rotation providing you a bit better statistics on your rotation stats.

If you are a paid member, with more blogs available for rotation, you can put the same number of blogs in rotation within your rotator. Then, take the least important one out of your blog rotation, and put the above mentioned "Random Rotator" link in that spot. You now have all of you blogs in rotation twice (except the least important one you took out).

In our next installment I'll talk to you about other options of helping get your blog(s) seen.

Happy Surfing!

Best of times!