Today we will learn about Stumbling. No, no -- put your hands down, please . . . not THAT kind of stumbling, which you learned well enough in college when the bars pushed you out onto the sidewalks. I'm looking at YOU, Anonymous.
No, the kind of Stumbling I will explain today is the GOOD kind. The kind that won't make your in-laws talk or bring your china cabinet down around your ears in the middle of a party. The GOOD kind of Stumbling happens on StumbleUpon.com.
A visual aid.
This is a blog. MomCrush at the Orange County Register, to be exact. We are going to Stumble this post, BECAUSE IT MADE US LAUGH A LOT, that's why. It did.
What is Stumble? It's like a thumbs up for things that you like, for whatever your reason. How do you Stumble a post? Well, you could Stumble a post if they have a button a the close of each post, as Suz does.
Or, you could install a StumbleUpon bar at the top of your screen, as I have done, which makes it oh-so-easy to Stumble something that strikes your fancy. Like this:
Let me show you what getting Stumbled can do for your traffic on your web site. This is a shot of my stats this month. Now, don't get too excited. Each day is 100-200 hits, except for the spike. And guess what caused the spike. Give up? STUMBLE! Yup, I was Stumbled, by KitMama at Kitmama's Pensieve.
And you can see the difference that made. One day I got almost 1740 hits! Wow, talk about feeling like a rock star! Of course, it's up to you to make those new folks stick around, which I didn't do, *sigh.* But I'm sure you're better than I am at all that.
So go to Stumbleupon.com when the mood arises, and spread the love around. There are a lot of great blog posts out there -- let someone know about your favorite ones today. Someone may Stumble you tomorrow.
Thanks again, Kitmama!