"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

Regardless of what you ride, even if you don't ride at all, EVERYONE is welcome here.

Mr. Motorcycle

I am

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Monday, April 14, 2008

blog directories

Blog directories,

How important are they and do they really direct more traffic to your site?

This is a " blog age" old question. I've listed with several different motorcycle blog directories, and ones not related as well. I'm not sure how much more they really help.

My motorcycle blog is listed with Technorati, which I think is probably one of the biggest ones out there. I am pretty low on their list, as my blog listing with them is brand new as of (4-13-08) last night.

I think I've got some really good content and usefull information for readers interested in motorcycles, custom motorcycle,s and custom paint. I have plenty of contacts out there with a vast array of motorcycle knowledge from the mechanical side, to the builder side to the custom paint side of the industry.

So for those of you who have found me, and those willing to continue to read, I pose the question to you, my captive audience at the moment. Do blog directories to those of you who have been at this some time longer than I help? I humbly ask your opinions, and your advise. I welcome any comments on this subject, including RSS feeds, etc.


Mr. Motorcycle


Donna T. said...

Hi Mark - the way you get more readers is by doing exactly what you are doing - go to other blogs and leave comments, create relationships with those blogs. Then people who read the comments will come on by and see what you are all about (like me!).
Link to as many other blogs and sites as you can/want to and they'll find you, too. And, in some cases they'll link back to you - or they may just become readers and commenters here.
Don't worry, it will happen...for example, I'm off to add you to our blog roll right now. How's that?! ;)
Safe riding

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Donna T.

Thanks for the advise, and the add to your blog rol. Of course you will be added to mine as well.

I'll stop by and read your site often!

Anonymous said...

Mark,the art of driving traffic to a website is just as huge a topic as motorcycles. The more links going out of your website to other websites and the more links coming into your website increases your Google ranking and traffic. The more often you post the higher your rank. Use words in your post titles and in your copy that people will likely search in Google. Keep that in mind. I use the word "motorcycle" quite often on purpose instead of "bike". Use a service like MapStats to see howmany visitors you are receiving, where they came from, and what search terms they used to find you. I wrote an article about "Dyna Turn Signal Relocation" and I have people from all over the world finding me through Google when they look up this topic. Keep that in mind when writing your posts. Good luck and thanks for stopping by my blog. Regarding the directories... the more hooks out there, the better your chances!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Good advise Road Captain.