I have not been a member of InfoBarrel very long, but already I can see the potential it has to create a great community of writers.
One thing I have noticed online is that Infobarrel is relatively unknown, and as this is a community of writers we should help to build the information available, which in turn will help all the members and community as a whole.
There are many people writing excellent articles here and putting a lot of time and effort into creating and sharing their knowledge. I personally have found the staff to be very helpful and quick to respond to any issues and overall Infobarrel has been a great resource for me.
So I think maybe its time to help, not only Infobarrel but all the members and it can be done very easily. Are you in?
Here are the things we (myself included) can all do to help build the community, the members profiles, each others articles and Infobarrels traffic.
Start commenting more! Feedback is essential and leaving comments is a great way to support one another, everyone wants more comments on their articles.
Vote up articles that you found useful, ok so you may not be sure what exactly this will do yet, but its right there at the top of every article and nobody seems to be using it much, so lets find out about it.
Tell others about Infobarrel, write an Infobarrel review on your blog, you will also get the added benefit of referrals from anyone who signs up through your link.
Make friends, another feature that seems to be going unused
Promote the articles you think deserve it, digg, stumble and tweet, it really dosent take much time and the more information out there about infobarrel, the more traffic it will create to everyones articles
Link to related articles you like from your own articles. Share the link luv.
So there are a few things we can all do to help build traffic, community and readership. I am going to spend time doing all these things.
Excellent article, thank you for taking the time to motivate others to write and promote their content, as well as check out what other people have done as well.
In addition to using twitter to help get more views on your articles, I would post a link to the article on Facebook too. Get StumbleUpon, too!
I would love to see everyone joining in more and supporting one another, the benefits of self promotion are well known but so much more can be gained by supporting others and building relationships
Also true, with IB being so new and if you compare it to the amount of members from other sites like hubpages etc, there is actually great potential to build up a large list of referrals to help you earn even more.
Aside from the earning potential, I actually prefer IB to other similar sites and I look forward seeing it grow in popularity
I like IB. I would like to be better at referring people here though. I don't want to come across as spammy and don't have much of a network other than the usual suspects...meaning a lot of others already snagged a bunch of referrals from places.
I agree with you. I'd like to see more comments and ratings, even if someone is challenging me or offering advice, etc.
Great tips. As a group we all can make info barrel grow. I started early with ehow and watched it grow and go. A shame. Now is the time to start a new. As a newbie I'm learning, but I'm sure in time I will be a good part of this community. Thanks.
I couldn't help resist reading this when I saw it had 665 posts, which means I'm the 666th person to read it. Maybe I need to stop listening to my old Iron Maiden albums while I'm browsing InfoBarrel.
Regardless, Alana has a very good point. The more we (as IB writers) can do for the site, the greater the experience we'll all have. Not only in page views and revenue, but prestige and accomplishment.