31 Days to Build a Better Blog: Now You're Profiling

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Day 29: Profiling.

Truly, I thought a person could get in trouble for profiling. But apparently there are different brands. Today's recommended profiling activity is fully legal and socially acceptable, unless you go about it in an anti-social way.

The idea is to build your own profile through the power of association.


Let's begin.

I will say a word or phrase, and you tell me the first thing that pops into your mind. This is the power of association.

Glynn Young

[your response]

Bradley J. Moore

[your response]

Gordon Atkinson

[your response]

Marcus Goodyear

[your response]

Ann Kroeker

[your response]

Sam Van Eman

[your response]

Laura Boggess

[your response]

Dan King

[your response]

Ann Voskamp

[your response]

Dena Dyer

[your response]

Claire Burge

[your response]

Cheryl Smith

[your response]

L.L. Barkat

[your response]

If your responses sounded something like...

...Midwestern snarky-businessman unafraid of Texan ex-preacher-Barbies who eat oatmeal (and sausages when they are naughty) while watching T.V. commercials and doing book talks directly after Twittering and snacking on fried shrimp before making bread while telling jokes about laundry and photographing lost socks, then forecasting the future of those socks' abilities to build a great website or clothe a snarky-yet-poignant writer's feet...

well, then, you are properly associated.

Because this means you know the people who work for HighCallingBlogs, where it could (literally) pay to build your profile— if not in dollars, then in cybercake. Either way, it's legal. And you're officially profiled.

LL's Day 1: Bambi in the Database, Day 2: The Dalai Lama Effect, Day 3: Darren Rowse, Please Link to Me, Day 4: Oprah, I Wanna Be Like You, Day 5: Email a Blog Reader, Day 6: Shakespeare and Company's Top 24 Blog Tips, Day 7: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Link the Ways, Day 8: Entertaining Aliens, Day 9: Meet Me at the Mother Ship, Day 10: My Dog Ate Darren Rowse's Google Alerts, Day 11: Hey, Darren, It's My Turn, Day 12: Darren Gets on the Scale,, Day 13: I Will Not Be Swayed by Sales on Boxer Shorts, Day 14: Update a Key Page, Day 15: Honk if You Like, I Prefer Cake, Day 16: Buy a Velvet Couch, Day 17: Pretend Your Blog is a Barbie, Day 18: Gesundheit! Day 19: Maureen, Hope You Don't Mind, Day 20: Leave Comments on Other Blogs, Day 21: Foretelling the Future, Day 22: Pay Special Attention to a Reader, Day 23: He Told Me to Tell You, Day 24: Adding Shirtless Men to My Blog, Day 25: 10 Reasons to Ask Your Readers Questions, Day 26: Improve Another Blog, Day 27: Hunting for Links, or Chocolate, Day 28: I Wish to Report a Stolen Review
ProBlogger's Day 29: Plan to Build a Profile.
Paul's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Project

How to Increase Your Blog Stats by Over 100%, a companion to ProBlogger's Day 30: Learn from Your Blog Statistics

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  • Barbie on Oats photo by L.L. Barkat.

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    Blogger Glynn said...

    You could make a poem out of that profiling paragraph. Perhaps call it "The Poetry of Friendship."

    7:18 AM  
    Blogger Maureen said...

    I never knew about the socks.

    11:12 AM  
    Blogger Dave Lucas said...

    My contribution: http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2010/06/15-commandments-of-blogging.html

    2:18 PM  
    Blogger Dave Lucas said...

    Or better yet LINK

    2:19 PM  
    Anonymous Marcus Goodyear said...

    I do love sausage. I will continue to love sausage. I will continue to eat sausage.

    And I'm with Glynn about the profiling paragraph. That is hilarious.

    10:58 AM  

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