Introducing The EntreCast Drop List
For those of you who are familiar with EntreCard, you know it is a great way to promote your blog. It can, however, be a bit of a drag trying to max out your credits every day. That is why the drop list came along, making it quicker and easier to complete the task. There are problems, however, with a drop list too. First of all, if you have a slower computer or connection, it is not really an option to open ten links at once. Also, the intention of the service is to promote your blog. If everyone is clicking, dropping, and moving on, then what is really being promoted? Having faced both of these issues, I decided to make a drop list that solves them.
If you are going to promote your site, then you want people to take a minute to check out your latest article. If the focus is dropping as many cards as possible, they won't be doing that. That's why EntreCast gives you 5 different Blog Talk Radio shows to listen to while you drop cards. By adding the podcasts to the list, it encourages droppers to slow down, enjoy the show, and check out some articles while they drop. Furthermore, I have listed the sites under categories to allow droppers to find sites that are of interest to them.
The other problem wasn't easy to fix, but I was able to find a solution. As a trucker, I am dependent on wireless internet. While I usually have a high speed connection, sometimes I am in an area where a slower connection or wifi are the only option. That's why I used ShareTabs to create the drop list. Clicking on a category opens a new tab in your browser that will give you a screen-shot of the ten sites in that list. If you have a high speed connection, there is a link that will allow you to open all ten tabs at once. If you are on a slower connection or computer, you will see a row of tabs in the top of your browser window that will allow you to open the sites one at a time.
I hope that you will give this new drop list a try, and if you like it and would like your site added to it, feel free to comment me here or send me an email. Also, feel free to add our link back to the drop list by choosing the appropriate image for your EntreCard widget and placing it below the widget on your page.