There are lots of ways to share your favourite posts. Some people Tweet them. Some like to share them with their FaceBook buddies. Because of the SEO benefits of having images in your posts there are a lot of bloggers out there happily sharing their stuff with Pinterest as well. Personally I like to share my posts with all of them but my favourite is StumbleUpon. If you”re not a member you can join here.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.
Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari. StumbleUpon also works with some independent Mozilla-based browsers.
The thing is StumbleUpon is not really a form of search engine. I know I’ve never used it to search for stuff, although I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who do.
Speaking of sharing your own stuff, there are some out there, like my mate Mitch, who don’t feel comfortable about Liking Their Own Stuff. Me, I have no trouble at all being the first person to share one of my posts.
StumbleUpon, Why I Like Them
There’s actually a few reasons I like StumbleUpon.
- You don’t have to give a description of what you are sharing, although I do when sharing my own posts because I feel it creates more interest.
- Unlike sites like Twitter and FacceBook, you don’t need a huge following to generate ‘Likes” I’m sure my poor so called social media skills and small followings is the main reason why I don’t get as many likes or tweets as I do stumbles.
- This leads to my favourite reason for liking StumbleUpon! It’s because Stumblers are more likely to share your posts. This is of course as long as you post something that they feel is worth sharing.
The other day I decided to start a Sports Jokes section on my latest niche blog, EZ eSports Betting blog. I decided to do that because of how much traffic Friday Funnies brings to this blog. I decided to share my first Sports Joke using my favourite Social Media sites, and which one do you think got the most shares and generated the most traffic? You guessed it, StumbleUpon!
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