It’s been just a week since I announced (sounds a bit too grand really) my UK bloggers map. The response to it has been overwhelming in all senses of the word. I’m seriously pleased about the response to it, and have spotted so many people chatting to their new found neighbours on Twitter!
There’s a few things I’ve noticed or have been asked, so thought I’d collate them all together
Your blog address is the websites URL.
Its not the genre which you consider your blog to be. It’s not something to leave blank (which kinda defeats the point!) It is most definitely, not in a million years, not for the first line of your address – and its not just one person who did that. I only want to know your general area that you’re comfortable giving out.
You only need to submit once
After the map was featured on a super-popular bloggers site, I ended up with 300 new entries within just a few hours. Which is awesome, and completely blew me away. (By the way, I should mention here how impressed I am with my hosts 34SP.com* – I had a lot of people all hitting the blog at once, and not one complaint that the site was down. Seriously recommend them (and if you click this link*, you’ll also be earning me points towards paying for my hosting. Which would be nice.))
But because the map is manually updated by just me, and I can only update the map for a few hours in the evening, there were quite a few duplicate entries. You will appear, I promise!
You really do need to fill in that form
Tweets, emails and comments will be ignored – the form automatically populates a spreadsheet, and from there I update the map. Sounds fussy, but I want to make sure I get everyone on there, and with the right info!
Your information will not be sold
However, if a PR is organising an event in a city, and would like to know some local bloggers, I’ll happily provide a list from the spreadsheet. Its the same information on the map, its just in a neater format. If you are a PR wanting that sort of info – let me know!
Why isn’t there a map for food bloggers/photographers/people who own a Lady Gaga album?
Because theres not enough time in the day? I’d be quite happy to explain to someone who would like to make their own version for a different interest group how to have the same set up as I have – just email me!
My blog hasn’t appeared and I filled in the form ages ago
This map is for fashion and beauty blogs in the UK (and Ireland). So if your blog is about technology, or various news topics, or you’re based in Europe, then…well, its kinda obvious why you’re not on there. If I’ve gotten that wrong though, then email me.
I’m in the wrong place!
Mostly its down to Google. I’m pretty hopeless with some areas of the countrys geography, so I rely on Google Maps to tell me where somewhere is. If its totally, completely wrong, email me!
I’ve changed my details
I don’t want to be on this anymore
Do I need to say it again? Email! EEEEEEEEEMAIL.
I think thats it for now. Have a question I’ve not covered here? Leave me a comment, or y’know, email me. Don’t think I’ve mentioned how emailing me is a good idea enough. Actually just email for a chat. I like emails.