I remember when I started this blog, I had no clue at all what I was doing or where I was going with it. About the time I started getting tired of all the drama of message forums and thinking maybe I'll give blogging a chance. Figured blogging would be something I could control on what and where it goes. But you know, sometimes I think it's tries to control me on which way it wants to go. ;-)
Anyway, getting tried of forums, I figured blogging would be something I'd give a try. I remember when I started noticing people starting to drop in and even leaving comments. Hmm, I thought this was pretty cool so I started looking for was to get a few more in it and see where this goes.
Well, there's a photo blog that most of you I'm sure know about called New York Nitty-Gritty. I found this blog on Google one day doing a NY photo search, liked the blog and started going there every day. Then started noticing he had an Entrecard widget with a different picture. I clicked a few times and found other blogs and Entrecard. One thing lead to another and I joined Entrecard. Enjoyed using Entrecard even where I started seeing friends and other blogs that I enjoyed a lot started getting ran out of the system. But have done well using the system up until the point that the paid ads came out. Then like many other blogs I've seen, my traffic started falling off. Couple of times lately, I've seen to advertise on my blog dropped down to 64 and 128 ec's. I get vert little traffic out of Entrecard these days. In fact I wondering if it's really worth bothering with anymore.
So I've been playing around with other systems to see what happens. I added BlogUpp to my blog again. It seems to be bringing in about the same amount of traffic as Entrecard does.
Then I added Adgitize. I'm liking it a lot more and it's less work with more traffic than Entrecard gives me these days. Plus I get to widget surf like I used to do with Entrecard, but I only have to do one hundred a day. Only problem I hate, is some people don't place a widget on their blog and you hit a dead end. But that's ok, I pick up on another blog and keep on surfing and I'll remember those that won't run a widget next time I cross them.
Also gave this blog it's own On The Bricks Fan Page over on Facebook which is bringing in a bit of traffic too. So now between the 3 new systems I've added on top of Entrecard, I'm seeing the traffic that once came from Entrecard once again, plus more.