Sunday, October 28, 2007

WTF?!? (Where's the Fire disabled)

I finally subscribed to William Smith's Sugar Attack, and ended up reading a post on blog promotion. Smith mentioned his personal experience with several blog promotion tools, including Digg, StumbleUpon, and Twitter, among others.

One promotion tool that he didn't mention was Technorati's "Where's the Fire" service, one which I have used in the past. I ended up commenting about it.

Then I had a bright idea - why not link a Where's the Fire? entry to Smith's post? The topic would certainly be of interest to the Technorati readers (even though no pornography was involved), and it would be a good test case to see if Smith could derive traffic from that avenue.

So I went to Technorati and surfed to the page for entry of new WTFs. Unfortunately, I got this message:

Sorry, we have temporarily disabled the creation of new WTFs.

So much for THAT idea.

P.S. Here's a post from May of this year on Where's the Fire, and here's the associated WTF entry. Guess what - it has a high rank! I just gave the 217th vote. Of course, no one can entry a WTF entry that asks "Why can't we enter new WTFs?" But I'm sure the networks can schedule programming that uncovers "Why Nielsen families are so special."

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