What? You’re not using StumbleUpon yet? Girl let me tell you – you need to get started right away. StumbleUpon is a great way to help promote other blogs you love, bookmark posts you think are interesting, and build traffic for your own blog at the same time.
The premise of StumbleUpon is to help users find the best of the web. Instead of searching for a specific site or question, you can “stumble” randomly the websites or posts that other users have said are cool. According to specific interests that you set up. It’s a great concept and it’s a lot of fun.
Here are the how-tos to getting started with StumbleUpon.
Register for your StumbleUpon Account
Create Your Interests List
What do you want to stumble? What are your interests and things that you’ll be submitting often to the site? Food/Cooking? Internet? Health? Check as many or as few of the given interest categories as you want.
Follow People In Your Interests or Other Networks
If you know that you want to help promote your friends’ posts as well you can actually have StumbleUpon search Facebook and Twitter to automatically “follow” your contacts there who are also stumblers. You have the option when stumbling to stumble posts submitted by ALL users, or only by those you are following. So don’t be afraid to connect with the people you already know and love.
Install the StumbleUpon Toolbar
The toolbar makes it so much easier to stumble. Definitely install the toolbar. Yes, even if you don’t like extra toolbars. You’ll thank me later.
Once you’ve begun using StumbleUpon you’ll want to take a look at the StumbleUpon best practices to get the most out of using StumbleUpon. Have fun and happy stumbling!