I love finding new blogging treasures, and I finally checked into this little widget that I have seen here and there across the blogosphere. It is called Entrecard, and it is a new twist on the social networking aspect of blogging. But, what is that twist exactly?
Let me explain it to you as I see it. If I owned a business, I would certainly have a business card. Why? To pass out to possible clients. It is a mini advertisement. My product and /or business will be seen.
Being seen. That is what it is all about. Visibility. Enter the Entrecard. A simple little digital business card for your blog or website. It capitalized on the already popular 123 x 125 ad size.
Create your own ecard, submit it to Entrecard and begin networking. I modified and spruced up my Blog Aid badge to make my Entrecard. (See it on the right?) I still want to do more work to it, but this will have to do for now.
It uses a point system that is explained on their site. To simplify it, you earn points that you can use to buy ad space on other sites. Clicking on the logo on someone’s Entrecard widget is called dropping your card, and points are earned each time you drop a card. If someone drops a card on your site, you also get points. It is a win win situation.
This is a fun, easy way to build traffic to your blog. I have already found a couple of interesting places that I may have never seen with Entrecard.