StumbleUpon: A Great Way to Increase Blog Traffic

by Brett Schulte on June 8, 2008 · 0 comments

I saw a big increase in blog views yesterday, and after a closer look I discovered someone had “stumbled” my blog entry on Gary Gallagher’s second Civil War Talk Radio appearance.  Users of the StumbleUpon web site understand what stumbling means.  You indicate what topics interest you the most, and via a toolbar for Firefox or Internet Explorer, you can randomly stumble through web sites categorized in those topics.  Sites get tagged as belonging to a topic by the universe of stumblers who have signed up on the site.  I’ve joined StumbleUpon (you can view my personal profile here) and I plan to use it to “stumble” good blog entries from my fellow Civil War and other bloggers.  If you check my profile you’ll see I’ve done this several times already.

I include a “Stumble This” link at the bottom of each and every one of my blog entries.  If you see a blog entry you enjoy at this blog from Fred Ray, Jim Lamason, or even me ;-), I encourage you to click on the “Stumble It!” button at the bottom of the post.

I also encourage my fellow Civil War bloggers to sign up and try it out.  It’s a great way to reach people who might be interested in what we have to say!


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