It's not about how many followers you've got it's about how many people read your post and leave a comment as that's why your writing in the first place right?
Here are a few more things I've learnt along the way:
DO check out the blogs of those that leave you comments
it's just courteous seen as they've have made the effort with your blog and you may come across a great blog
DONT be angry at criticism
turn it into a positive and you never know you might learn something new
DO Right short and catchy paragraphs
especially your first paragraph, you want to grab people attention to want to read more
DONT just blog for the sake of blogging
you dont need to blog everyday, that old phrase quality not quantity. i have learnt this and I'm trying to not blog everyday now if i can help it but i have so much to say but then some of it is just useless information
DO use artwork in your posts
brightens the post up and draws attention so people are more likely to read your posts
DONT moan all the time
It's good to have a rant sometimes but all the time just brings a negative feel to your blog, put a few positive or funny posts in there or if you are going to rant make it funny
DO comment on other blogs
Especially if someone comments on yours and this also gives you the chance to check out new blogging material and get ideas for your blog
- make lots of friends
- Finding blogs of similar interest
- Promoting your blog
- Creating and been involved in discussions
There were some good ideas for weekly/monthly posts i.e happy thoughts.
I took these on board and have decided I am going to do the following:
Unhappy Rants (if there are any)
Reviews of other blogs
A new artist
Through 20SB I have been introduced to the world of blog hopping.
It's the new way of discovering and been discovered
A genius idea where:
- You follow a blog who does a blog hop day
- On blog hop day add your name to the blog hop post
- Pick other blogs to view
- when you view them comment and say you found them at blog hop and follow if you like
- Other will hopefully view your blog and follow you
But the idea gave me a ding ding light bulb inside my head about discovering and been discovered.
Everyday I am going to click on 2 blogs I haven't visited before, leave a comment and follow if I like the content.
What do you think?
Also I have realised I follow that many blogs that interest me now that I am going to have a reading day and a writing day.
It's a bloggers life.
Oh and i am much better since my last post, thank god.