I recently applied to have More Than Scratch The Surface considered for the Top 100 Australian Blogs Index. I was pleasantly surprised when it entered the index at position 50!
I’ve known about the index for a while, but never applied to enter. I’m a proud Aussie and my site is registered as Australian, but I was a little reluctant to enter because:
- I don’t live in Australia at present
- My content doesn’t identify the blog as being Australian
Two sites I regularly read, Meg’s Dipping Into The Blogpond and Snoskred’s Life In The Country, are on the list and both have a definite Australian flavour. I guess I had the misconception that mine wasn’t Australian enough!
The turning point came when I realised that ProBlogger Darren Rowse occupies the number one spot. There is nothing about his site which identifies it as Australian – in fact I didn’t even realise he’s an Aussie. If his site is Australian enough, then mine is too. I signed up.
In related news, I recently joined the Aussie Blogs Community at BUMPzee. There’s now an Australian flag in my sidebar, linking to the community.
Are you Australian? If you haven’t done so already:
- Join the Aussie Blogs Community at BUMPzee
- Ask to be considered for the Top 100 Australian Blogs Index
The more people involved in promoting Australian blogs, the better (even if I slip down the list a little!). It will give you more exposure and the chance of picking up some new readers. What do you have to lose?
If you’re not Australian, check out the list anyway – there are some great blogs there.