A lot of the advice I have read (e.g. JohnChow.com and ebooks like Blogging In Pink: A Woman’s Guide by Michelle Mitchell) suggests registering your name before someone else does at sites like Facebook and Twitter. You may only use a handful or less of the sites you register your name at, but it is good to do just it case. One of the sites could become very popular and or it helps get your name out there. Here I am documenting how I am attempting to register everywhere. You can pay KnowEm.com to do that for you, but let’s see how this works.
As far as the blogging schedule I am aiming to post once a week on the weekend probably Saturday afternoon or Sunday night. It would probably be easier for me to post Saturday night, but many people are probably not on the computer at that time. The weekday afternoons are supposedly good because people have lunch breaks and look at blogs they like at that time. However, right now, I am probably going to end up posting on weekend evenings. I live in Chicago, so I go by CST. Hopefully, I could eventually start posting twice a week with better hours.
I am already registered under SewIsabel at the following sites:
Here are the sites ad per this post I have signed up with:
- knowem.com – signed up with the name SewIsabel and it was great to see all of the sites I could register for, many of which I never heard of like cafemom and ryze and nibbledish. There is a premium servcie you can pay for that secures your profile on 548 sites.
- Facebook.com – I used the name Sew Isabel with a space. It would not let me register SewIsabel because of the capital I. It recommended I use Sewisabel, but I ended up going with Sew Isabel.
- gather.com – not accepting new members as of writing this due to having issues with spam and working on a way to deal with that
- colourlovers.com – Is that British or Standard International English? I did not know this site existed and saw it on knowem.com. It is nice and has lots of creative inspiration, especially on colors.
- cafemom.com – I can’t sign up because I am not a mom right now. However, it is against their policy to impersonate someone or a brand or anything so I do not have to worry about that. You can buy advertising there, also. There is a mamaslatinas site too that looks bilingual. That is nice, and can help you try to learn Spanish.
- nibbledish.com – the pictures of the food on this site look delicious. I should put a user picture on there, just not sure what to use. I could get a logo or use an actual picture of myself. With the logo you may not want people to be able to copy and paste it easily though. Don’t think this site, especially now, is a target for logo misuse though. Even if the logo is misused it gets your name out there and may cause curiosity or people to visit the site.
- vimeo.com – this is for videos, if only I knew how to make a good video, will have to learn, registered as SewIsabel
- kiva.com – can make small loans and to people around the world and get paid back. Looks like it is worth a try. I could not register as SewIsabel so it is just Michelle.
- hubpages – maybe I will add my squidoo lenses to this site
- startupnation.com – did not know this site exisited
- stylehive.com – fashion and sewing go well together
- seriouseats.com – look forward to the recipes
- 43things.com – I really like the concept of listing goals and having others encourage you and vice versa
- blogger.com – this is me, and not someone impersonating me
Many of the comments I get are spam. It is nice to get comments, but a lot of the spam comments don’t make sense. Some of the comments that were deleted mention profiles at the following sites:
Possibly in the future I will get a profile at the sites, but right now still have several hundred sites I could register for that are listed on knowem.com. The profile at knowem.com is authentically me and I have verified the sites that were actually registered by me. There are 40 sites with the user name SewIsabel that are uncontrolled or not me. I will have to update this post. Registering for these sites is really time consuming. It is not possible to actively use all the sites if you are registered for them. Maybe I will register for fifty and then choose my favorite ones to use.
Here is a list of the uncontrolled sites or not authored by me:
Knowem.com gave me the list via an excel spreadsheet for free. Knowem.com is actually registered by me, so that can help you know if user for the social site is actually me. Looks like anyone can get a knowem.com profile and see other profiles and what sites they are registered with. I like knowem.com. In the future I will be working on my knowem.com profile.