I had a very new blog, and I was still really stupid. I woke up one day with hundreds of hits from “Stumbleupon”, but when I clicked the direct link, it didn’t tell me what it was.
I was curious, and called my genius child who said “wow, I love Stumbleupon.”
Stumbleupon is an “all in one place” internet dump. There is no timeline, there is no newsfeed and you don’t need your friends.
I spent a year trying to get hits again, and got nowhere, until recently.
My Stumble Strategy
First I installed the extremely annoying and buggy Stumble Bar, keep it turned off unless you’re using it.
Three times a day, I go to Stumbleupon.com, with the Stumble Bar already there, it’s easy to thumb up various websites and pages. (Again, I’m not talking about your friends or your own blog yet.) I thumb up at least ten at a time. These are pages that have already been submitted by someone else. Yes, I read some of the stuff, I do some of the quizzes, because really, it has awesome shit.
While I’m on each of the pages, I follow all the people that like it as well. I know none of these people and don’t care.
Now Stumbleupon likes me, they think I’m useful to their community, I helped!!!
My Blog is Being Stumbled
Now it’s time to post one of MY pages to the website. Easy Peasy.
With the Stumble Bar installed, I go to one of my posts (not the main page)
I thumb up the post. If no one has added it before, it will bring you to a new page where you say it’s safe for work, and which categories it belongs in. Tada! Your blog is now part of the community. Now just cross your fingers because it’s up to the world, if they like it, you will get more thumbs up, if they don’t, you get thumbs down. Too many thumbs down, and you disappear forever!
Including Your Friends
Now let’s bring our friends in. Do the same for them as you did your own post. Go to the post, thumb up, add to website.
***Again, I’m just talking out my ass, this does work for me though.
If you’re lucky, and have friends like me, they take the trouble to learn how to add the StumbleUpon button. Then they teach you, then they write blog posts to teach all your friends. My friends rock.
PS This was written by request.