You may have heard of the sites like PayPerPostor Blog Kits. The idea of such sites is that they connect advertisers with bloggers. As a blogger can browse through a list of promotions, and select options you are eligible for. You write about your selected promotion, and if your post fulfils the criteria, you get paid. For a blogger it is a quick way to make money, normally at the expense of your loyal readers, and for the advertiser it is a way to spread the word about a product.
How much weight does a mention on a blog really carry?
Of course this is going to depend on the readership of the blog, however I think we can assume that a mention on a blog with 1000’s of readers carries significant weight.
What about if everyone blogged about one topic on one day?
Blog Action Day is a project that involves using the power of blogs to promote a worthy cause. When over 12,000 bloggers with an audience of over 11 million people blog about one topic on the same day I think it will make a wave. I hope it does too, although I don’t want to talk about politics and the environmentdirectly on my blog in my opinion the environment is something worth protecting. Whether or not you believe in global warming it doesn’t hurt to think about the consequences of your actions and the footprint you will leave on this planet.
If for nothing else Blog Action Day will be an interesting experiment to see what an effect such a project can make. I am interested to see, what about you?