Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Friends from Social Spark

I have posted quite a bit over on my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blog about SocialSpark, a new membership site that combines social networking with advertising/paid posts.

On the social networking side, I have made quite a few friends (closing in on 1,500 at the time of this post) and have accepted a good number of paid post opportunities for advertisers like Dockers, MAXXED Energy Pops, and a scary movie called Frontier(s). In addition to paid post opportunities, SocialSpark offers the opportunity for bloggers like me to create our own split personality of Advertiser in order to promote our own sites through free "BlogUBack" posts called Sparks.

So far, my Roxiticus Best Blogs "Spark" has not generated a lot of action for me, but I have made three new "BlogUBack" friends who have written nice posts about me on their blogs:

  • I accepted another blogger, Dan Rua's, Spark for "VC FAQ" (venture capital frequently asked questions) on his Florida Venture Blog and wrote a post on Roxiticus Desperate Housewives called "Show Me the Money" about Angie's List being funded with a $35 million VC investment, along with my questions for the venture capitalist about valuation insights in the Blogosphere. Dan "blogged me back" with his VC FAQ: Venture Capital Valuation post. I highly recommend reading that post if you're a blogger who is considering the question of enterprise value for an Internet venture, way beyond the hundreds or thousands you may be earning now through Google AdSense and paid posts.

  • WhatASlacker devoted a post to "Roxiticus Best Blogs: A Blog About Blogs" on What A Slacker! (the rantings and ravings of an antisocial slacker). I'm glad to see that an antisocial slacker has joined a social networking site like SocialSpark and appears to be making friends left and right!

  • Aris Martant posted about "Blogging as a Tool for Business" on his Business Quotes blog. Aris' profile describes him with the following quote: "You cannot be what you are not, but you can become what you are not. If you sow a thought, you reap an act. If you sow an act, you reap a habit. If you sow a habit, you reap your character. If you sow your character, then you reap a destiny."


Mariuca said...

Hi Roxy! Came in a rocket, how was the zoo trip? :)

LJP said...

I have been curious but now I think I might try this BlogUBack feature.