Thursday, September 25, 2008

Orientation Crisis

Web Wings has completed 2 years on September 1, 2008. When I look back to the days that I have left behind, I feel emotional. My surrounding has changed completely; new faces around, new goals to meet.

Since then I was thinking of presenting Web Wings with a gift – something special, something unique! How can I excuse myself for not writing a single post on it’s birthday! So I wanted to come up with a gift that compensates the grief my Web Wings had to gone through. And then the idea came to my mind. I decided to make it my personal blog.

When I created this blog, I was not sure about its niche. As I am closely associated with Web, SEO, Content Writing – those topics naturally became the main content of this blog. And I also started thinking that Web Wings is all about Web, SEO, Web Copywriting, Online Marketing and all such stuff.

It is true that my profession would always be reflected in my personal blog, but it should, at the same time, cover a lot more, right?

So I am freeing it today – I am taking back the old title of the blog – it won’t be "Web Wings: A Blog on SEO, Web Content Writing, Web 2.0" any more. It will be Web Wings, just Web Wings from now on. Let's fly over the web and look at the real and virtual world with a bird’s eye. Cheers!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

SocialMatic – not quite impressed with

I got 3 or 4 emails from SocialMatic team few days back and finally joined the site today. On home page they say that:

But after joining realized the figure should be 21. Mistake on the home page!

It seems that people have not quite approved their aggressive marketing strategy. Read some feedbacks:

The concept behind SocialMatic is simple. Just add a site to SocialMatic and it will be added to the following list of social bookmarking sites. For this, users need to disclose username and password for all the bookmarking sites to SocialMatic.

  1. delirious
  2. bibsonomy
  3. faves
  4. xilinus
  5. buddymarks
  6. connectedy
  7. misterwong
  8. blinklist
  9. delicious
  10. yahoo
  11. blogmarks
  12. markaboo
  13. linkagogo
  14. backflip
  15. google
  16. magnolia
  17. linkroll
  18. propeller
  19. searchles
  20. linkatopia
  21. sphinn

I did not find any reason why they asked for my address in the registration form. When I went back to home page after logging in, I got logged out! I submitted one site without filling up the long username/password form and nothing happened. They need to improve a lot on both technical and marketing aspects if they wish to stay here. I am just going to forget about them after finishing this post.