Last week I announced that I was giving Entercard a look over, applying their widget to five of my blogs. I’ve been taking my time learning the system, but I have been a big time dropper so far. I think I’ve only advertised once or twice to date.
I am late to the Entrecard game, so I realize that some of you are pros while others have used Entrecard and left. For those of you who have been sitting on the sidelines to this point, I offer to you the following observations:
- There is a core group of entrecarders who seem to drive the system. Known a “power droppers” they routinely hit their 300 drop limit each day. Most also are part of a “You Drop, I Follow” network, just the type of person who is guaranteed to stop by.
- Asia is well represented – I’m finding plenty of bloggers from Malaysia and the Philippines present. Without generalizing, most take their networking very seriously.
- If you talk up Entrecard you may get a visit from founder Graham Langdon who will leave a comment on your blog and invite you to join their forum (I haven’t done this yet).
- You can stumble the Entrecard site, but for some reason StumbleUpon has banned their blog. BTW, I like to stumble “entrecard” and find drops that way. If the article is good, I’ll give it a thumbs up. If it isn’t I usually keep moving.
- Like any social media system, Entrecard can be addictive. Some people definitely need to get a life, but you can say the same about me when it comes to StumbleUpon!
I plan on running Entrecard on these five blogs for some time, but the widgets will stay below the fold on this blog and on my automotive blog. If an ad is ugly, it doesn’t stand a chance for approval nor does any site that I think my readership wouldn’t be interested in.
More Entrecard notes to follow!