Sadje kindly nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you! 💗 I’m happy to respond to the first 4 “rules”…
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
- Do a post to show your award.
- Give a summary of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
Numbers 1 & 2, done! ✅ Now, onto the summary. I began my first blog in 2003 and it was a lot of fun, but ultimately I became burnt out by obsessing over stats. Next, I had a purely silly blog, but that got boring. After that, I started a few private blogs, and they worked out okay, but I missed writing fiction and poetry. Then, I began a very general blog, where I posted song lyrics and snippets of writing and just blabbed about whatever. That blog was on blogger at first, and I continued it here on WordPress.
My advice for new bloggers is to write your own words. Sure, some quotes and lyrics are nice to start off a post, but no one wants to read an article copypasta’d from the news. That’s just annoying. We all know how to find the news ourselves!
My second nugget of advice is to spend time interacting with the blogging community. Most of us are not going to visit your blog if you simply blitz us with “likes.” Comment from time to time to show that you’ve read the posts we’ve put effort into. Then you will likely see more visitors, comments, and follow-backs.
Above all, have fun! This is social media, so be sociable. Please don’t try to sell us stuff other than your latest book. 🙂
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