A week ago, I was invited by Mona Weathers to participate in an experiment to show how a collected group of ‘fans’ can create a buzz and how it will effect the traffic to their blogs. You know I’m curious and fascinated by networking and the blogsphere, so I was thinking why not?

Most of you know there is a lot of catalogues, communities or lists where you can register with a profile and your blog(s). You’ll fine the ones I have used during the past years by clicking ‘Feeds and Listings’ on my sidebar to the right under Navigation. This time it’s about BlogCatalog then:

I’ve been there since December 2005 and it’s a great community where you can hock up with others and meet good old blog friends. I will say its user- friendly and I kind of like the site design. Their directory browsing style separating blogs into categories, makes it easy to find what you are looking for. Mine is listed in Travel, Culture, Food Tradition, Seasons and of course History as well as Norway.

I also like the interaction in each blog detail page where you can see activities like resent viewers, friends and leave comments (even if you’re not a member!).

Last, but not the least, I will recommend their new Discussion area which is fun to read and reinforces the community interaction.

Click on the widget to go to my blog and please join my neighbourhood if you haven’t already. Click here to see my profile and then you are welcome to add me of course:-)

Btw; my MIL from US is still visiting, so I’m rather busy. The top event this time will be to see her grandson celebrating the 17th of May as a Russ (click here to see what I mean!)


  1. This may not generate much buzz, but you have been tagged. With a visitor, maybe you’re going out to eat?


  2. Thank you for raising the awareness…I’m really a straight-forward blogger….nothing fanciful :)

    Hey, welcome your MIL to Norway :)

  3. you really love to network. hehe. i’m having fun reading where my readers came from. especially those from google searches. hehe :)

  4. you are the networking king! is there any network you don’t belong to? lol

    and i hope the visit and celebration are going wonderfully. :)

  5. Blog networking is great! It helps everyone find eachother. :)

    The Queer Chef pimped me here.

  6. @Norma: Thanks for tagging me – I’ll see what we can do!

    @Shionge: Glad if I can give you some inspiration.

    @Tin-tin: I have great fun reading the google search that brings them to my blog too!

    @Lime: Well, a ViKing then! If there was, please tell me LoL

    @PogiChinoy: Welcome, always good to see new readers and commenter.

  7. confessing7girl

    hiiiii!!!!! nice to meet! im glad u found my little blog!! u too hv a really nice blog here, i hv to say i love the pictures! u r the 1st person i know from norway!! wOw Oslo must be really beautiful…those scultures r really interesting :D naughty Skule!! :D

  8. Expat Traveler

    Busy and having guests is always fun! We haven’t had many at all…

    By the way, we will totally keep you in mind with that invitation.. We really want to visit especially in June or July!!!! I want to take photos and P would enjoy the wine, beer, food and the late nights. :)

  9. I’m a member of that link, Renny, and think I just added you, but am not sure. I have no clue about adding it to my webpage, but I’ve seen it on CS’s and another friends.

    You are the coolest web-blogger-advocate I’ve ever seen!

  10. Hello Renny
    I come back of a wonderful travel in Oslo! Hope tomorrow it will a happy russ! I saw the nice Olivia Dalyla doll during her sojourn by you and of course this marvelous Vigiland park with snow and without! As you know it, in south people are more pudic that’s why I love these sculptures! We have naked sculptures but fast always dating or in the style of the antiquity!

  11. Expat Traveler

    yep you see it first. :)

    And by the way, a friend had the same question about how long it takes to get to switzerland from alabama!

    All too funny…

  12. Too bad a day has only 24 hours! I just don’t have the time to participate in all those online communities. It is sad but then I can’t spend the whole day in front of my computer.

  13. I think these little gadgets are a great way to get to know other bloggers you’d never come across otherwise.

    Glad you’re having a fun visit with you MIL.

  14. i’m back! coz of the comment whore :)

  15. Have to check this out but now I am busy scanning pics for my FIL ‘s 80th bday in june…
    Happy National Day and enjoy your MIL ‘s visit :)

  16. Thank you for dropping by my blog recently through the buzz.
    Your blog also very nice and it give me more information about Norway.
    Keep on writing…

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