Friday, August 31, 2007

A little bit of blogging advice

Here's something really useful and informative, especially to us newer bloggers out there. Christine at AreWeThereYet tagged me with with this blogging advice meme.


It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think- if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!

1. Look, read, and learn. **

2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other. ***

3. Don’t let money change ya! *

4. Always reply to your comments. *********

5. Link liberally — it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. *****

6. Don’t give up - persistence is fertile. **

7. Give link credit where credit is due. *******

8. Pictures say a thousand words and can usually add to any post. *****

9. Visit all the bloggers that leave comments for you - it’s nice to know who is reading! *****

10. Make a blogger template unique: change the background colour, or add a background picture to your header. *

11. Write positively even if the situation is seemingly negative — spread joy and not gloom. You can do it!**

12. When you find something that interests you, write about it. Sharing yourself with others is one of the best things about blogging.*

13. Start draft posts to capture ideas for future posts, so you don’t lose track of them.

14. Be helpful to new bloggers. Remember when you first started blogging and didn’t know how to post a link? Or was that just me?*

15. If you have a question about blogging, don’t be shy, go ahead and ask. There are so many bloggers happy to give you help if you need it.*

16. Remember that blogging is a community - don't be afraid to comment on the blogs you read. Reach out and make new friends, you'll be glad you did!


Hmm, 10 people, huh! I'll spread the advice (and links!) around to Jodi, Kellie, Amber, Karen, Summer, Shana, Dawn, Jenn, Carrie and We Are Reilly.

Vote for my post on Mom Blog Network add to sk*rt

6 wonderful people said...:

Jodi said...

I did mine Deb!! You can see it here ---> tag meme

Have a great weekend!


my minivan is faster than yours said...

This is really great advice! As still a pretty new blogger (3 months) I'm still learning new blogging etiquette :)


Anonymous said...

I appreciate these tips so much. There is still so much I don't know about blogging and this list really helped a lot. Thank you so much for clearing up some questions that I had and giving some good advice. This was a really good idea.

Kerry said...

What a neat idea!

Christine said...

Great tip, Deb! I've come to learn it's a Small Blog-o-Sphere after all!

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Okie doke, I've done it :)You can see it here. :)