A new “alliance” of writers have gathered to form the “Writers’ Blog Alliance” with the aim of developing a network of writers and authors to increase their exposure within the blogosphere and beyond.
The idea for the Alliance comes from Clive Allen of Gone Away.
“WBA began as an idea for increasing the visibility of writers’ blogs. It occurred to me that we are all in a race for traffic, the lifeblood of blogs, but we’re losing that race because our market is smaller than that of the big guns, the blogs on the A-list. In the blogosphere, success is measured by links; the top sites count their incoming links in the thousands whereas we think we’re doing pretty well if we get a hundred links. And quality of link counts too; if you can achieve a link from a blog on the A-list, your own blog’s importance (and traffic) will increase dramatically.” said Allen.
“I spoke to Deborah Woehr of The Writer’s Buzz about the idea and she ran with it, adding her own thoughts for a writers’ community to the mix. The result is WBA, a mansion designed to cater for writers and readers. It has a directory, forums, a news section and a magazine. At the moment, we are using the news section as a blog, while I work on setting up a blog dedicated to the site.”