There are plenty of social bookmarking sites now out in the big wide world of the web. Digg and StumbleUpon are just two of the most popular ones. Digg is geared more towards news, politics, business, and technology while StumbleUpon is a great smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord of topics. They're great for looking for the latest and most popular items on your topics of interest. And, if you're a content producer whose article or blog entry gets 'dugg' or 'stumbled', then you can expect a good amount of traffic to come your way, especially if more and more people decide to cast a vote for that item/link.
Admittedly, I've never really been a big user of social bookmarking services/sites. I usually hear about them, check them out a couple of times, sign-up for an account (if they've interested me enough), then I forget about them. Until someone points them out to me again some time for whatever reason.
Today, I heard about one new social bookmarking site called Babblz. What sets this apart from the others that I've heard about so far is that it's specifically for lifestyle articles, blogs and sites - specifically, family, parenting, work, home and garden. So, it'll be interesting to see if the mum, dad, and other lifestyle bloggers and readers who may be feeling left out of the Digg phenomenon (or lost in the big world of StumbleUpon, etc) will adapt Babblz.
Babblz is definitely promising. But, since it's really just in its infancy, there's still a lot of things that may be improved. As it stands, though, I decided to give it a whirl. I'm even trying to incorporate it in my hobby/archive site, eMothersOnline.com - a webzine/community for mothers. Let's see how it goes.
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Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.