creamaid is a type of self perpetuating viral blogging concept, that induces and promotes conversation…I’m really impressed with this service.
Basically you join creamaid and are invited to blog about a topic, at the end of your post include the code for the topic widget. Others may be doing the same thing as you, ie. blogging about the same topic and including the widget.
This widget in your blog post will show not so much a conversation, but a batch of blog posts on the same topic, ie. the widget will stream all the blog posts who have taken part in this topic.
Another way for others to join in this conversation is by clicking on the widget in your blog post, they can join and then blog about the topic remembering to include the widget in their blog post. If their post is selected they get $6, just like you got, and you get $2 as a referral.
The 3rd way to join a conversation is from the creamaid homepage, scan the current creamaid converations in the blogosphere and join one.
If I see a blog post I want to blog about I send a trackback or link to the post, then you can use BlogPulse Conversation Tracker to look at the conversation, creamaid is making a dedicated service out of this process, and you can view the conversation in any of the blog posts, you don’t have to go to a 3rd party.
Only thing is that sending trackbacks or links to a post is a hundred more times less effort than using creamaid, hence the money, good idea (not that creamaid is much effort, but sending a trackback is dead easy).
Forget about the money, I want to make my own creamaids, imagine if all my posts had a conversation widget, other blogs could blog about the same thing, and include the widget and so on. All I have to do is go to my post and see where the conversation is at.
It is easy for people to join, all they do is copy and paste the code from your blog post into their blog post, instead of using trackback, but then how is the original blog notified, maybe it is up to the service to notify you.
When the service notifies you that someone has posted to the conversation, it simply sends you an email with a link to your blog post, as you can look at the widget in your blog post to see the converation…I suppose it could send you a link to the conversation listed at the service.
Maybe what I’m talking about is simply a trackback widget, it’s handy to see the conversation in a window in any of the blog posts that take part, instead of going to a 3rd party, plus it induces conversation.
See Dosh Dosh for the ultimate explanation.
Also see my past post on blog conversations.
Another idea for people that link to your posts is for your post to have a grazr ego widget, so you don’t have to go to Technorati to see who is talking about your post, and to read these posts as well.
Different ideas on cross blogging:
3 bubbles allows your blog posts visitors to chat with each other, Gabbly is this and more, it lets you enable a chat box on the fly for any URL, so you can chat to others on the same URL as you.
Geesee lets you tag your chat box, so your visitors can chat with others that are on another blogs Geesee chat box that has the same tag.
Then there is plugoo and meebome that allow blog owners to chat via IM with their visitors via a chat on your blog.
Stickam - video chat for your blog
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