WE TURNED TWO!
At 12:20 p.m. ET, MLBlogs officially turned two. That’s two years old, and the exact anniversary of the moment when Tommy Lasorda’s World was created as the first public MLBlog account (see his birthday greeting.) A few others followed that day, including Murray Cook’s groundskeeping blog. The range of diversity since then has been a blast to watch from this vantage point, and fans continue to find new reasons to subscribe to an MLBlog with their own team or MLB template.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF US! WE JUST TURNED TWO!
Maybe you noticed that this has been a huge deal on the top of the MLB.com homepage all day, too. So I’m there on top of MLB.com with millions of other fans, and I click on the image and it goes straight to names like Bleeding Pinstripes and Light It Up! and The Drunken Tacoman. (I still am not sure if that means he likes to eat tacos late at night or just a happy Mariners fan in Tacoma…but we are immensely glad to have someone actively blogging the Mariners.) Here is a screen shot of the MLB.com homepage. Just think about that traffic routing — you can’t find that anywhere else in the blogosphere if you want a baseball audience, but you can try. And you also can’t use official marks or logos on your blog anywhere else without getting harrassed, because it’s illegal. We’re having a great time around here today, and good to see friends like Reid back in the house!
It looks like we are celebrating by creating MLBlogs at a faster pace than at any point in that two-year run. And it also looks like the overall blogosphere has officially discovered that Alyssa Milano has an exclusive baseball blog right here. Inbound links are forming fast as the comments and questions pile up for that fourth-year Dodger season-ticket holder, and I was just looking at the admin tool here and amazed by how many MLBlogs already have been created since her "touch ’em all" blog was created at the end of last week. All those people coming to the MLBlogosphere to find Alyssa’s blog also are going to find Recently Updated Weblogs by you, and that kind of perfect contextual traffic management is another key reason people here are paying a little to blog a lot. Some of you are probably going to like pocket protectors.
Blog as often as you can to keep in the Recently Updated Weblogs. That’s still the best traffic tip, and the second one is to comment with sincerity on other MLBlogs (don’t spam) and always remember to leave your URL as a breadcrumb. Many people still forget to include the URL and then people have no way to find you, although the email should work. Also look at other "Spheroids" on this blog and email us with your answers to those questions.
To celebrate MLBlogs turning two, I would like to ask this simple question that we are drawing attention to at MLBlogs.com around for this birthday bash:
What was your best MLBlogs post? Please link to two of them and tell us why.
Just make that a comment right here on this blog so all can see, and all can find you. Thanks to Edward for the comment below that listed two favorite posts…I like that better than asking for just one because we just turned two!!! Thanks for making MLBlogs one of the coolest places to share your baseball life year-round. It might look a lot different later this year, but it has been a fun and educational run. TURN TWO BABY!