THE 5 GOLDEN RULES OF BLOGGING:
1.) CONTENT is KING. You don't have to have the most "blingingest blog", (my quote there), because what it SAYS matters most. And how can you be sure that you have good content? IF you're writing about what you're passionate about, then it's good to go.
2.) Keep it FRESH & CONSISTENT. If there isn't a post for a week to 10 days and someone happens upon your blog, they probably won't be back.
3.) Be scannable. People are lazy readers online so give them PoP fOr ThEiR eYe!! Make it interesting.
4.) Be opinionated! Tell people what you think so they can get to "know" you! If you want some comments then write something that people disagree with!
5.) edit. edit. edit. Try writing one day and posting the next.
5 WAYS TO GET NEW READERS:
1.) Comment on other people's blogs.
2.) social networking~facebook, twitter, etc.
3.) Guest posting, posting on another blog. Do you have a favorite blogger? Just ask them if they would be willing to have you post something that YOU have written.
4.) write good CONTENT. Make people want to visit again and again and again.
5.) Links. They are like the currency of the blog world.
Lastly, Bryan made an interesting point that I think about quite often;
"I DON'T HAVE TIME TO BLOG,
I MAKE TIME TO BLOG."
So, on that note: it's HAPPY MINUTE, 11:11 pm which means I better be on my way to my happy place ~ under my down comforter in our freezing cold room, (we like to sleep in a cold room) on my fabulicious pillow next to my Man!! I've already made enough time to blog for today!!
LET YOU VOICE BE HEARD AND
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME HAVING BLOG ENVY
just get STARTED....everyone has to start somewhere!!!
Here's my first post!
"Wheresoever you go,
go with all your heart."