Addicted to novelty since 2001

Idea Du Jour: Blogger’s Birthday

I’m not big on random blog traffic trading widgets like Blog Explosion, but today (while having the most splendid solo walk along the Canal du Midi) I thought of one. Call it It goes like this:

  1. You visit, and register by entering your name, email address, date of birth, blog URL and a one-line description of your site into a form.
  2. On (and/or just before) your birthday, sends you a bit of javascript which you can include in a blog post.
  3. When you post the javascript to your blog, it displays a list of links to other bloggers who share your birthday. Voila, instant, serendipitous link and traffic exchange.
  4. ?
  5. Profit.

It’s also a fairly altruistic way to announce that it’s your birthday on your blog.

Another way to announce that it’s your birthday is to devise a birthday-related traffic exchange idea, and write about it.

If anybody wants to go build this thing, go nuts. I just want 10% of your profits. Of course, such a thing might very well already exist. In that case, I just want to know what step four is.

9 Responses to “Idea Du Jour: Blogger’s Birthday”

  1. jo

    Happy birthday Darren!!!

    Hope that the fates boomerang back to you all the pleasure you’ve brought to others.

  2. Aaron

    Happy birthday as well!

    We’ll have to be careful about the birthday blog spammers being crafty. Everyday becomes their birthday.

  3. bobby

    Have you hit the big 40 yet?

    Happy Birthday, hope you had a good one?

  4. bobby

    Well Darren.. Have you hit the big 40 yet?


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