I write a blog. I'm not really interested in search-engine optimization or social media marketing, but I am curious when people link, read and comment about things I write away from my blog itself. I want an easy way of finding these things. I don't care about auto-submitting to sites, or anything like that. I also don't care about any statistics: I just want to know where the action is!
For example, right now, I have cobbled together RSS feeds including:
- Twitter searches for my blog's name
- Reddit aggregate for any link to my domain
But, for example, I always miss whenever my blog is posted to Hacker News, which is no fun since Hacker News discussions tend to be quite good. And, of course, I want to find out about discussions in places that I’ve never even heard of before. (I just signed up for Google Alerts, maybe that will help, maybe not. Google doesn't seem to be particularly realtime.)
It seems to me there ought to be free services that do this sort of thing. But "social analytics" seems to be the wrong word, since that implies aggregation and data, and that's not really what I want. What am I looking for?