And she got noticed.
Melanie Nelson of Blogging Basics 101 got noticed by Mashable and that will bring more attention to her blog. You might want to check out both bloggs.
Reading this (link at bottom of post) you get insight into how to get noticed. Not only does Melanie give you good information for blogging there are links on her blog to other places that will provide more info.
Bookmark the sites (or make them Favorites) and then you begin to compile a book of you own on how to do this - blog that is.
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