Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shameless SocialSparkPLUG Redux: Come Join SocialSpark and PROP My Blog!

Let's call this post a SocialSparkPLUG!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how I had joined SocialSpark... kind of a combination of social networking (a la Blog Catalog or MyBlogLog or Zimbio, to name a few) and PayPerPost. Since then, I have really been enjoying the SocialSpark experience. While I have frequently joked here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives that I have "no friends" (if you're looking at MySpace or Friendster or Facebook), I have made all kinds of blogging friends at SocialSpark (over 300 and counting!), not to mention "faving" familiar faces from BlogExplosion like Mariuca, Tricia and Lady Java. Check out SocialSpark by clicking the picture or one of the text links in this post, then swing by my profile and give my profile and my blog a PROP! I'll do the same for you.

Now is the time! There are lots and lots of new opportunities available for verified blogs. So get yourself over to SocialSpark and start the process! Or take a moment and read the steps I have outlined below.

To combat the problems other paid post services have had with Google PageRank, SocialSpark has a solid code of ethics:

  • 100% Audit-able In-Post Disclosure
  • 100% Transparency
  • 100% Real Opinions
  • 100% Search Engine Friendly

So joining SocialSpark and starting to post paid opportunities shouldn't cause Google to spank your blog....but if they do, IZEA, the owners of Social Spark, have created a new ranking system called RealRank to save the day. See my badge smiling at you from the sidebar??!! Go ahead, click on it and get a RealRank of your very own.

Now, let me take you through the steps for joining and getting to know Social Spark:

FIRST: Click any of my SocialSpark screenshots or text links in this post to sign up.

SECOND: Create your SocialSpark Blogger profile (I also have a SocialSpark Advertiser profile, but we'll get to that later). First, you'll choose a profile display name. This name should represent you as a Blogger, no matter how many blogs you have, but you can change it later if you decide your name no longer suits you. My name is Roxiticus Desperate Housewives since that's really my identity as well as my most popular blog. Then you'll fill in some basic demographic stuff, which you have the option of keeping private. After you enter the basics, it's time to upload an Avatar (of course, you'll see that my large avatar is Bree, but due to a funny cropping issue with SocialSpark, in my small square avatar only a glimpse of red hair shows up...just a little tease for all of my friends).

Bigger Social Spark Screen Shot

THIRD: It's time to register your blogs. As I mentioned to Mo in the comments section of my earlier post, you can add as many blogs as you have, even if they don't qualify for paid post opportunities. I have four blogs up on Social Spark (Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, Roxiticus Best Blogs, Makin' the Bacon Online, and Bay Head New Jersey Blog), but only Roxiticus Desperate Housewives currently qualifies. Later, after you've met SocialSpark's criteria for your blog, there's a button you can hit to re-submit your blog for verification.

That's're ready to go explore SocialSpark! Once you join, I'll send you a message asking you to be my friend, you'll say yes, and then you can click on that little glimpse of red hair square to hop over to my profile and give me a PROP! Leave me a comment on my profile, and I'll scurry right on over to your new profile to check out your blog(s) and give you a PROP!

I'll post more later on how to explore and get to the goodies once you've signed up. You'll want to check out the opportunities and sign up to take them (you'll only have six hours to finish each one). Look for me out there and....Happy Sparking!

Sponsored by SocialSpark


Wally Banners said...

Hi Roxi..keep Rex away from my blog post today or he could lose something very important to both of you. LMAO you got my bob 4evea :)

Hi Everyone said...

Thanks a lot.