If you are a blogger, or have a Facebook account, you might have heard of Networked Blogs. Networked Blogs started as a Facebook application to allow users to join a blogging community within Facebook. The idea behind Networked Blogs was a kind of “Web 3.0″ idea, where users create the directory and content. As of today, there are 1,206,998 users.
What are the benefits of using Networked Blogs?
- This application is great for people using Facebook, as it gives you a chance to show your friends and connections that you are writing a blog. You can import your blog feed directly to your profile or business page. So the first benefit is promotion.
- It’s free.
- It is currently the largest blogging and news community on Facebook.
- It is a directory of blogs organised by topic and geographical locations, so people can search for you and find you based on what they are interested in, and/ or where they live. They have also recently added the ability to browse by Companies, Colleges, and High Schools.
- You can support fellow bloggers by “following” them, rating their blogs, commenting on articles, and sharing amongst your friends.
Networked Blogs has become so popular, you can even purchase advertising within the application currently for US$19.99 per month. Also they have a Go Pro offer for US$4.99 a month where you can access features before everyone else, and you can even upload a picture to customise your blog page.
I don’t really think a Pro account looks worth it at this stage, but it would be interesting to see feedback from businesses or bloggers using the “advertising” within Networked Blogs is good value for money.
Networked Blogs now has a website outside of Facebook as well, but it is currently under development. If you are interested in signing up, you can visit the site here – http://www.networkedblogs.com. Or if you have a Facebook account, and would like to support Abnormal please click here.
Feel free to list your Networked Blogs address in the comments below, so that I can follow you, and my readers can too: