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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blog Thoughts

For the last couple of weeks I have been reading about ways to improve your blog. I know that I am new to the blog community and all it has to offer, but I am very eager to learn.

I started this blog to document my life with the possibility of others enjoying my life stories and the events that happen in it. So far its been pretty good, but there are definitely some things that I have realized over the last couple months.

* The number of page views does not determine if my blog is interesting or not...it could just be how I am "marketing" my blog. I've only been on here actively for about 3 months so I'm not going to instantly have 300 followers! It takes work and patience. And since I currently don't have a full time job (yes I keep saying that) I should be able to be consistent on here!

*Blogging should be fun and as soon as I find it work and a pain I should take a step back and come back to it. I should blog about my life, not my life be all about the blog.

* I think I am looking most forward to getting the to know more bloggers. I love reading about such fascinating people even if they don't think they are. I don't just follow anyone for numbers. If you are interesting I want to read you every week so I follow. I just hope to get to that point with some fellow bloggers one day.

* These meet-ups and exchanges are such awesome ideas and I am hoping to get the chance to participate soon! Growing up in a military family I moved around a lot and got the opportunity to meet different people. Now that I'm older and not traveling with my family as much its nice to have a chance to do the same thing in a new way. Everyone has their best friends, their acquaintances; but not everyone has blog friends!

So some things that I plan on improving on my blog...
1. Replying to comments: I love that some people take the time to comment on my blog. I see them I promise! I want to respond and possibly continue contact!
2. I eventually will make a button. In order to dive head first into this swapping thing I first need to create something to swap!
3. Add more tabs. I noticed that it would be nice to have an "About Me" section!

Is there any advice you have for me or any tips that have worked for you?


The Cavallaro's said...

Just stumbled across your blog..... and I totalllllly agree with all of the above! It's hard being a newbie (I'm still a newbie!!) Those first few months are the hardest because you are wondering (at least I was) if people are actually reading what you write and if what you are writing is even interesting to people!

Blog get-togethers are the BEST! It is such an awesome way to get to know the people BEHIND the blogs you read and it's great for connections... You never know when you may need connections!!

Keep writing... I promise people read :)

Jessie said...

these are all really great pointers! i think you are doing awesome for only blogging for 3 months. the biggest thing is to just keep at it, and never stray away from what makes your blog personal and YOU!


simplyevani.com said...

Great points girl! Connecting with bloggers is my favorite part of the whole process so definitely check out meet ups! I think an About Me page is one of the most important things, so it'd be great to get one of those started! I actually really have to update mine and jazz it up. Also definitely make a button! And if you have some extra cash, try sponsoring a blog! That really took my viewership up! :)


Mrs Whiffo said...

I'm fairly new on the blog scene too and I agree with your points totally! There is nothing I love more on a saturday afternoon when I can settle down with my blogroll and get stuck in!
I know from the blogs I read the most they keep there content flowing (something I am guilty of not doing), that way you really get to know them well.

I look forward to reading more from you.
(WW link up member)

DeborahYanni said...

Hi Nikki! My name is Deborah and I found your blog thru BlogLoveTherapy's blog hop. I really like the realness of your blog and I'm looking forward to reading more.

I have a beauty and lifestyle blog myself. I've been blogging on and off for a few years now through different blogs that i've had. My current blog is my pride and joy. I hope that you will stop by and tell me what you think.

Talk soon!