Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tricks of the trade

Day 15: Tips for New Bloggers

Half way through the challenge!  Where is time going??  Where has summer gone?  This morning I woke to a COLD house and a baby in my bed all snuggled under the covers.  Is there anything better?  I think fall is officially here!  Love it!  Looks like I better get a move on finding some boots! 

Now onto today's challenge!  Not sure if I have many new bloggers out there, but if I do....here's just a few suggestions for navigating through the blogosphere!
1.  Attach an email address to your account so people can reply back to you.  There's nothing worse than trying to respond to a comment to see the dreaded no-reply blogger!  Click here for some easy steps on how to do it.

2.  Don't make it all about how many followers you have.  A little self promotion to get your name out there is ok, but don't leave comments like "I'll follow you if you follow me."  It's just a turn off.

3.  No one is going to agree with everything you have to say and that's OK.  If someone disagrees with you, accept it.  Agree to disagree.  Don't start off every post with 100 disclaimers in an attempt to please everyone, it just makes you look like you don't stand behind your own beliefs.

4.  If you're going to take the time to comment (and definitely comment!), take the time to read the post.  There's nothing lamer than reading a comment, only to leave you scratching your head, wondering if they paid attention anything you just wrote.

5.  Be yourself!  Have fun!  Write from the heart!


7 comments:

Moe said...

These are all great tips!!! :) I don't have "tons" of followers - but I agree it shouldn't be about the numbers. And when people ask you to follow them it is annoying.

Cheryl E. said...

Great suggestions girl.

Michal Renee' said...

Yes!! Nothing better than a blogger who writes from the heart! I get tired of the blogs that do nothing but fashion or gossip but real life is different for everyone and I love to read someone else's point of view.

Katie said...

These are all so great! I cannot believe that I forgot to mention the email address thing! That annoys me so much when I want to respond to a comment but there is no email attached!

finallyhismrs07 said...

I'm just coming out of creepy lurker land to say hello! I love reading your posts and your pictures of Jamie are adorable! Thanks for the tips!

Brittany Ann said...

Number 4! YES! That drives me nuts!

Holly said...

Oh man I so agree about the comments from people who clearly haven't actually read the post! Sometimes they're so random and general I even wonder whether they are spam! o.O