Friends from Entrecard

I’ve been using Entrecard for a while now. While it’s true I get lower quality traffic in general (chain droppers), there is one benefit I found. With search engine traffic, I have no idea who’s visiting. With Entrecard, I do.

Usually, I check the drop box (as it’s called) about once every 2 days. I get like 50+ or so drops. I check out the sites (based on those drops), and if it’s interesting, I drop my card too. And if it’s really interesting, I keep track. This was what Entrecard was meant to do anyway, introducing yourself to another (not dropping cards and racking up credits).

It seems that my pruning and filtering have narrowed down the interactions to those I want to associate and be associated with. So here’s a few of the more prominent ones, in no particular order.

General Web and Tech

Creatives

Uh, humour?

I read Scott Adams’ blog, so these seem to fit in somehow.

“Wait, there’s not an iota of code in any of those sites!” you cry.

Well, I can’t seem to find any programming blog in Entrecard, despite the size of the “Technology” and “Computers and Internet” categories. It’s a big place. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough.

  1. val

    yep! when you’ve got tons of credits.. sometimes, you end up wondering how to spend them all.. ๐Ÿ™ .. and not all the listings on the shop are served well.. ๐Ÿ™ i mean, some listings are not real.. huhu

    anyways, i still love dropping and hopping around blogs. I have learned a lot.

  2. Vincent Tan

    Dropping cards and hopping around blogs is fun. I do that too. It just takes a little bit of effort to find the kind of people (and blogs) you like.

    It’s true about having tons of credits; you don’t really know what to do with them. Which is probably why I drop cards on blogs I like or interests me. Which will take some time, since I actually read the blogs. Which also cuts down on my time on Entrecard. Which is probably why I have a light drop box. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for visiting!

  3. Ben Barden

    Thanks for the link. I like your new theme!

    I don’t have a programming blog, but I do have my web business – Injader. The ad is on your site right now. At the moment it’s reserved mostly for new releases, but if more people start using the system, I will probably add some more info – such as cool things you can do with it.

    Then again, that kind of thing may be better if it’s split from the main blog. I’ll have to think about that.

    (PS- this is sort of a follow-up to our ongoing email chat.)

  4. Tim

    Hi there! I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I’m also from entrecard and enjoy your blog. I found it a few days ago and am impressed with your content. I’m a software developer by day, and I find some of your posts very thought provoking! Keep up the good work!

    Tim

  5. Vincent Tan

    -> Aaron: I like your posts too. Thanks for your compliments.

    -> Ben: I agree, grow your business at the rate that will benefit it most.

    -> Tim: Thanks for your compliments. Yay, a fellow developer!

  6. Vincent Tan

    I especially like the one where a woman’s writing on a notebook, and some white lines spring forth from her pen. Simple, elegant, and conveys a magical feeling.

  7. Michael Aulia

    Thanks for mentioning my post here, Vincent

    You are one of my first “friends” at Entrecard ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope that we can “expand” our friendship on the Blogosphere.

    Are you moving from Google Blogger to WordPress? If I’m not mistaken, your blog used to be at Blogger and using the generic theme…unless I mistook you for someone else lol

  8. Vincent Tan

    Thanks Michael! I’m actually self-hosted. I just happen to use the blue version of TicTac theme (original is green) from Blogger. My site _did_ look a lot like the Blogger sites, didn’t it?

  9. Kevin

    Hey! Thanks for putting me up there. It is good to know you liked me enough to list me, I am happy to hear it for sure! I’ll have to post some more of that story for you to check out. What type of stuff are you wanting to publish? Fiction, or more technology based? Just curious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Vincent Tan

    “What type of stuff are you wanting to publish?”
    It’s a secret. ๐Ÿ™‚ for a few days at least… Nothing like publishing a book (that’d be awesome though).

  11. Susie

    Thanks so much for the include,,it didn’t pop up anywhere until now.. I appreciate! I’ve found some great resources that you mentioned above as well as many others through entrecard!

  12. Vincent Tan

    Hi Susie, I think pencil sketches are different because you only have the pencil to create textures and lighting and so on. Thanks for visiting!

  13. Susie

    Thanks Vincent, it is a fun thing to do, just really started pencils about 2 years ago, but it’s by far more fun than painting, i love the textures the different pencils can create!

  14. Vincent Tan

    “but itโ€™s by far more fun than painting”
    And probably faster to start too. Imagine the mixing of water and paint… though the mixing can be fun too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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