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During my blogging journey I realized how difficult it is to get found in blogosphere.

With millions of blogs on the world wide web, we can easily begin to feel like a tiny pebble in a gigantic ocean. With any luck, our blog will be one that gets discovered, however until that happens we can spend countless hours trying to get our name “out there”.

In October of 2008 I created the Blog Registry. It started with one lone comment and now sports the names and stories of over 270 bloggers. Some are blogging as strong as ever, whereas others have given up.

Although the Blog Registry was originally housed on this blog, with it’s continuing growth, I felt it was time to give it a home of it’s own.

Hence, the “Free Blog Registry” was born.

If you have a chance, check out the new home I’ve created for blog authors to showcase their blogs, as well a great place to meet other bloggers.

If you haven’t done so already, feel free to add your name to the growing list. Just click on the above image or the link at the top of the sidebar and follow the instructions.

If you’d like to leave a comment with regard to the Free Blog Registry, please do so below since the Free Blog Registry is exclusively for blog submissions only.

My next lesson will be published on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010.

Happy Blogging!

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P.S. If you’re in the States, I hope you’re enjoying the Labor Day holiday.

In 2008 I set up the Blog Registry to help bloggers get found.

As of today, there are 235 entries.

Some of the blogs are now nonexistent, some of the authors are on hiatus, but others are going strong.

As I was reviewing the entries I saw many familiar bloggers and although I don’t know how much traffic an entry in the Blog Registry gets you, my hope is it helps.

My visit to the Blog Registry got me thinking.

Today’s Lesson

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy hearing why others started their blogs and learning why they named it what they did?

Was it a light bulb moment, or did they carefully choose each word? Did they pick a name knowing it would help with search engine optimization (SEO) or did they just take a stab in the dark?

For myself, the name “Blogging Without A Blog” happened quite by accident. In my “About” page I share how it came about:

When I’m learning anything new, I document the facts in a notebook (much like blogging). That’s what I was doing when I began to learn the blogging process prior to setting up my first blog. After reading and journaling about the blogging/writing process, learning the blogging terminology and what took place behind the scenes, I stared down at the dozens of pages of notes I had in front of me and penned, “here I am, blogging without a blog”. Hence, the name was born.

Although it sounds like a silly name, it appears to be memorable.

As mentioned above, I enjoy hearing why bloggers name their blogs what they do. Will you share your story with me?

Today’s Assignment

What inspired you to name your blog(s) what you did?

What do you hope others will find when they visit you?

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P.S. If you haven’t added your name to the Blog Registry, please feel free to do so.

The year is nearly over, and the holidays are upon us. With everyone having so much on their plates, reading blog posts may not be high on your list. However, for those of you who are looking for great blogs to explore, I’m recapping all of the blogs that have been showcased in the “Not So” and “New Blog Of The Week” (NBOTW) series.

Some of the bloggers have not remained as active as others, but by taking time to dig through their archives, you’ll find great reading material on each and every one of them.

In the order in which they were showcased, they are:

  1. Natasha’s World by Natasha
  2. NezSez by Nez
  3. David Lano.com by David Lano
  4. Three Weddings by Debbie Yost
  5. Bizlift Blog by Sterling Okura
  6. In My Heels by JEMi
  7. Admnistrative Arts by Jodith
  8. The Growing Life by Clay Collins
  9. Plain Talk – Ordinary Wisdom by Pat
  10. Creative Journey Cafe by Mark Penta
  11. Yes To Me by Akemi Gaines
  12. Kitchen Table Medicine by Dr. Nicole Sundene
  13. Success Soul by Shilpan
  14. Between Us Girls by Lori
  15. Golden Zen by Harmony and Ginger
  16. Life’s Little Inspirations by Wendi
  17. Be Playful.org by David
  18. Happy Dogs Make Happy Humans by Kaye Swafford and Krystal
  19. On Simplicity by Sara
  20. Work Happy Now by Karl Staib
  21. Forced Green by Linda
  22. Abundance Blog by Marelisa
  23. MomGrind by Vered
  24. The Jungle Of Life by Lance
  25. Dr. Cason.org by Dr. Cason
  26. Urban Pather’s Lair by Urban Panther
  27. Urbane Panther’s Den by Urbane Lion
  28. Rajaie Talks by Rajaie
  29. Tender Loving Elder Care by Linda Abbit
  30. Our Best Version by Ari Koinumra
  31. Writer Dad by Sean Platt
  32. Pun Intended by Bamboo Forest & Flying Llama Fish
  33. Blogger’s Lab by Sunil Pathak
  34. Avani Mehta.com by Avani
  35. Loving Pulse by Davina
  36. Motivate Thyself by Eric Hamm
  37. Blogger Dad by Blogger Dad
  38. Deeper Issues by Dot
  39. Exit 78 by Mike Goad
  40. Ribeezie by Ricardo
  41. Teach My Children Well by Dave Fowler
  42. Think Maya by Maya
  43. She-Power by Kelly Rigby
  44. Let’s Live Forever by Robin Birch
  45. Passing Thru by Betsy and Pete
  46. Face To The Sun by Grace
  47. Cath Lawson.com by Catherine Lawson
  48. Thinking Out Loud by Natural
  49. Hunter Nuttall.com by Hunter
  50. Someday Syndrome by Alex Fayle
  51. Sources of Insight by J.D. Meier
  52. Jannie Funster.com by Jannie

I’m also happy to inform all of you, we now have 90 blogs listed in the Blog Registry If you haven’t entered your blog yet, please feel free to do so (see upper left sidebar). While there, check out all of the entries. It’s a great place to find other bloggers who love to share their work.

To celebrate the holidays, I’ll be spending time with family and friends, making memories, enjoying a white Christmas and counting my blessings.

I wish the same for all of you. Have a joyous holiday season.

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