Why I’m Using Entrecard
January 13, 2008
Entrecard is a site that allows you to network with other bloggers. You add a 125×125 Entrecard widget to your blog, where others can advertise and drop their cards. Then once you earn some credits, which is pretty simple, you can advertise on other blogs.
When BlogRush (which turned out to be a total flop, in my opinion) and Entrecard came out and were introduced to the blogosphere, I was a bit skeptical. The idea of Entrecard is that, to earn credits, you drop your card on other people’s site and they drop their card on yours – as well as how much you earn from people advertising on your blog’s Entrecard widget. Spending a lot of work for a little traffic wouldn’t be a wise decision, but for me, that’s not the case.
I don’t spend much time using Entrecard at all. I don’t search for blogs to drop my card on for hours on end. Instead, if I’m already visiting another blog and see the widget, I’ll just go ahead and drop my card then. No time wasted! Mainly I’m able to advertise on other blogs because I earn credits from people buying space on my Entrecard widget, or dropping their card on mine.
Of course, this isn’t the perfect traffic. A lot of the time people are coming to your site merely to drop their own card. But if it’s free and takes none of my time, then I’m not complaining. Besides, traffic isn’t the only advantage. Entrecard really allows you to network with other bloggers and find new sites. It’s already proved to be very beneficial for me.
All in all, I have only been using Entrecard for a few days now, so I can’t write up a complete review until I’ve been using it a bit longer. I didn’t sign up for it in the beginning because I doubted that it would be worth it, but at the moment, it is. It’s free traffic that I’m spending basically no time working for, and I’m sure that I have gotten my blog out there a little more and introduced it to some new people already. Extra free exposure is always good!
Of course, Entrecard might be more valuable to some people more than others, but you’ll never know unless you try and find out. If you’re not a member of Entrecard yet, go ahead and sign up! If you are, please share your thoughts and experiences about it.