I have introduced my Fake Tit For Tat Blog Carnival in January as a means of saying “Thank You” to those editors that have used my posts. I thought it's time to do this right now. Therefore, I split February in 2 parts and will list the rest of the carnivals at the end of this month.
The main benefits of being present in the Carnival-O-Sphere is that you get more exposure easily. I just made up that term Carnival-O-Sphere. It doesn't take long to submit your current post to blogcarnival.com (↑). The Pro-Bloggers actually outsource that part and have their assistants do that rather simple task.
1. You get new readers.
Although this heavily depends on the quality and popularity of the Carnival. There are basically 2 types of carnivals in my opinion:
If you are following “the” Internet Marketing Masterminds you certainly have been overwhelmed by the large amount of free quality information that was given away prior to following product launches lately.
I am talking about the following launches:
SMARTS (link expired) from StomperNet Pulled off the market for strategic reasons soon after the launch (the story is quite long, I don't really want to blog about it.)
Internet Marketing Explained (link expired!) from Armand Morin Homestudy course, still available; it's not limited in quantities sold as far as I know.
Masscontrol (link expired) from Frank Kern 30 day class, limited to about 500 people, sold out in less than an hour at a ticket price of about 2,000 $
In December 2007 I wrote a little Thank You Post for all the editors that featured my articles in their blog carnivals. It got quite a positive response.
I have not been very active during the holidays and in January, but I decided this second that I will do something similar on a more continuous basis. I am not sure yet, if I will write a quick post for each carnival or if I will keep something like a monthly post and update it as necessary.
Since there will be a new post (at least once a month) the embedded backlink to the carnival will eventually get more exposure. I am not sure if my readers will click through to the Carnivals, many follow their favorite carnivals on their own anyway, but if I just put a link into an old post it will get noticed less likely.
Anyway, what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.
Here are the carnivals of January I am in as of today.