I’ve been kicking around what I want to do with OpTempo for a while. I’ve been concentrating over the past couple of months on developing niche blogs and doing other work and I haven’t posted here as often as I did in the first 3 months of operation. I’ve been trying to decide the direction I want to take with it. Should I continue onward with about 5-10 posts a month primarily on niche blogging, knowing that Vic and Griz probably have already said it all, or should I go back to my original plan of writing both social/blogging posts and search engine friendly posts?
Well, I’ve decided to go back to my original objective of developing a flagship blog around a number of topics that interest me, which does include niche blogging among other things.
Why a Flagship Blog?
Or, why not just build a bunch of money making niche blogs? First of all, I won’t stop doing that. I’ll still be building and developing niche blogs with ‘attractive’ black backgrounds and neon green text. However, I do like some of the social aspects of blogging and OpTempo has been a good platform for this. One of the constraints I wanted to get away from in my previous blogging experience was being tied tightly to a particular topic. However, I’ve found that I’ve painted myself back into that corner again, this time doing blog reviews and talking about niche blogs. So, I’m going back to the roots of this site and talk about whatever I want to talk about. Of course, I’ll still have posts on my niche blogging experiences but I’ll also mention other stuff regularly as well.
What About the Free Blog Reviews?
I’ve discontinued my Free Blog Review program for now. If you’ve previously requested a review I should have them completed by the end of April. I may reopen the opportunity for free blog reviews at a later date so stay tuned for this.
I will continue to offer Free 125×125 Button Ad rotation to blogs, BANS sites and many other sites. Remember that they’re subject to approval and the traffic isn’t very targeted but, hey, they’re worth what you pay for them.
I’ll also probably be dropping the Scratchback widget in the next few days and replacing it with something else but I’ve not sure what this will be yet. I’m open to suggestions.
Top Commentators Time!
If you want a link to your blog now is the time to do it. The Top Commentators plugin resets at the start of each month so leave a comment here and anywhere else where this plugin is used like that. Most of the time these links are followed links so don’t miss your chance to build some links quickly and easily. Why not leave a good comment here on OpTempo right now?