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
- Josh Sharp, with his article on how to be a better web developer. He also designed my current theme.
- Ben Schmidt and his list of PhotoShop actions and filters resource.
- Aaron Falloon. Good is not enough. Make it great.
- Michael Aulia. I got to know how fun Wii can be.
- Ben Barden and his guide to blog commenting.
- Karl L. Gechlik the Admin. Never knew magic sticks were part of the job scope…
- Adrian Corscadden. Student. Scientist. Atheist. I also think tattooing molecular structures aren’t getting popular anytime soon…
- C K, a fellow Singaporean in London. At least in Singapore, there are announcements of “Please mind the gap“.
- Thomas Laupstad. I love the way he captured straw grass against boathouses.
- Noelevz. Thanks for interviewing an amazing artist, Jean-Sébastien Monzani. I love the way that artist adds small touches to photographs and transforms them into something more beautiful.
- Susie and her pencil sketch of Marilyn Monroe.
- Kelly and her drawing of circles and triangles. For some reason, the simplicity of the drawing… moved me… Envious, because I suck at drawing…
- Kevin Numerick with an excerpt from his new book “And the Angel Falls”? I want to get something published too…
I read Scott Adams’ blog, so these seem to fit in somehow.
- Monkey Tale with views on dating etiquette.
- Mikster. Holding doors open without thanks.
- Monkee. I think I’ll use his list of IT support costs. Maybe it’ll cut down some of my support calls…
“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.