I am always surprised by the number of AR bloggers who do not click their blogs into groups. Perhaps, they are unaware of this feature or do not know how to do it.
Or, more likely too, is how does one ever pick a group from the 7628 groups that are available? . Have you ever tried to search the groups for one that you might like to join? Do you have the time to scroll through over 7000 groups and the included over 302 pages?
I would like to think that as a blogger, you are trying to get some kind of information or message out to your readership. It may be as explosive as the announcement of the cancer cure or as humble as a Zen photo of peace and tranquility. But unless this sharing goes out and gets to your readership, what is the point? Then it becomes, at best, a solitary, creative outlet.
So the point is that the more groups you select (up to five), the more people will see your post. If you do not select any groups, the life span that your post may have on a typical day is around one hour or two, because it will only post on the Newly added blog roll, which scrolls off the page as new blogs are added.
If you post to a group that has a lot of subscribers and posts, i.e. “Newbies,” then your chances of being seen/read by more people are greater. But there is also a lot of movement on that page.So there may be more eyeballs, but with a shorter time span. If you search out a group that has fewer members and posts, your blog will stay longer on that front page. It may not have as many eyeballs all at once, but may make up for it in the long run.
The solution is to align yourself with groups that you enjoy and have an interest in pursuing and perusing. And how does one find that group, with so many choices to choose from?
What I have started to do is easy.When I come across blogs that I like, as I scroll down to make a comment, I pass the section that shows the groups that this blog was posted to. At this point you can click the link to that group, and read why they have formed that particular group and what the guidelines are. This is important, because you want to follow their guidelines and not be posting to a group that does not appreciate what you are communicating.
In this way, I have started to join a lot more groups and I have found some groups that I never would have thought existed. There really are a lot of places to see on ActiveRain. Go explore!
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