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What do you read as you sit down with your cup of joe, tea or hot chocolate? More and more people are turning to AllTop, Twitter, Facebook or their top social media networks to get them started in the morning.
People are providing great content in their social media worlds as well. How do these people find such great articles so quickly? That is where AllTop.com comes into the picture. You can customize your favorite topics and blogs into one space and browse through their most recent posts!
I had the opportunity to meet @GuyKawasaki (the brain child behind Alltop as well as many other endeavors) at the #140tc LA Twitter Conference. Since then we’ve chatted via email and he allowed me to interview him just for this post. Before I get into that interview, I will share my
1. It’s your favorite magazine rack in one location by choosing your topics of interest
2. It’s an aggregate of information feeds from around the world
3. It’s an awesome source to provide value to your friends, clients and business partners
Ok, on to my short interview:
Naomi: What is your definition of AllTop?
Guy: Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of the web. It is a collection of subscriptions to thousands of information feeds organized by topics ranging from Adoption to Zoology. The purpose of Alltop is to help people answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest them.
Naomi: What are the steps to be a featured blog in AllTop?
Guy: Step 1: Write good stuff.
Step 2: Go to https://alltop.wufoo.com/forms/alltop-submission/ and provide us the information requested.
Naomi: Is there a light or rigorous review such as skimming blog posts, overall blog design, etc?
Guy: We believe that blogs are good until proven bad, and we like inclusion. We make a quick review to see if the blog is high quality–this is actually quite easy–and go from there.
Naomi: What are the benefits of AllTop?
Guy: For readers, it helps them save time by enabling them to scan dozens of relevant blogs at a time. For blog owners, we hope we can send traffic.
Thanks so much for your time Guy! I feel so special that you took time out of your busy schedule to not only add my two blogs to AllTop, but to answer my questions as well. AllTop also helps me to get new blog post ideas during those writer block moments.
Be sure to create your MyAlltop page. You can create a custom collection of feeds from any part of Alltop®.
To learn more, go to: http://my.alltop.com/
Display a MyAlltop badge: http://alltop.com/badges/myalltop/ on your blog or website.
You can also view some of my favorite topics as an example at http://my.alltop.com/NaomiTrower
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