Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Be A Better Blogger!
Sounds like a title for a bulletin board in a kindergarten room but I'm willing to go back to kiddie garter (my daughter's name for it) if it will help me stop agonizing over this page. Over the holidays, while resting my stress fractured foot, I spent a lot of time on the internet. I ran across a blog that has 30,000+ followers. Why her and not me? I wrote an email to ask and she was kind enough to reply but the advice was what I've already done. I read other blogs. I comment. I try and post regularly. I link wherever I can. I want the attention I deserve!!
These questions are based on advice I found when I did a little research on blogging.
Do you think you should post daily? An article I read says "regularly" but not daily. I cannot imagine coming up with a subject on a daily basis. I think my resolution is to at least be here once a week.
Are you controversial? One advisor suggests that it is not a good idea. I suppose I should not have spoken out about painting antique furniture or the Picker Sisters.
Do you comment on the blogs of others? Do you read the comments of others or just leave yours and move along? Do you think the exposure helps? I get bumfuzzled with all the different ways there are to get a comment through. All seem to require a different process. One advisor suggests this:
"Sign your comment with your name and your blog’s name, for e.g. Samar @ myblog.com.
What about giveaways? Has that worked for you? Did you see positive results?
Guest posts? I've seen huge traffic on pages that share either in a linked in party or inviting a guest host. As I've said before, I get totally lost on those linked parties.
Style? I see more and more where only a blurb of the post is seen and one has to click further for the whole thing. I like the simplicity of my pages and have kept it that way on purpose. Perhaps I need to rethink it.
Content? What do I know? Antiques and home décor. It seems that the most successful blogs give 'how-to' advice.
If I'm going to continue, it has to be worthwhile.
I welcome comments and advice. I will even try to accept criticism with grace.
Welcome to the New Year!! New challenges await!