It’s midday over here while our participants from across the ocean are getting ready for bed or are already sleeping.
Saturday night’s twitter party went well with us trending again!
One thing we talked about is what memes and linkies we use for blog promotion. For those new to this sort of thing, generally one blog hosts it and they usually have a theme of some kind. Each linky has it’s own rules but generally you do a related post on the theme and add it to the linky (like you did when you signed up). Then you visit some of the other participants posts and comment.
MondayListicles – each week a theme is given for the next week. Make a list post using the current week’s theme and link up your post.
Wordless Wednesday – showcase an image (no theme), usually a photo you took yourself. Even though it says Wordless, you can add words, and in fact should do so as posts les than 250 words don’t get indexed by Google.
Saturday Sharefest at SITS Girls – Share a recent post via linky and comment. SITS is technically aimed at women but there aren’t any rules about only women participating. They also have a twitter party to go with it.
Friendship Friday – from blogathon participant Create With Joy. Share a post on the week’s theme.
Inspire Me Monday – Another from Create With Joy. Share what inspires you and/or share your creative projects.
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? – share your current read. Also if you comment on more than 10 other posts, you can comment and be entered to win a $5 amazon GC.
We also shared blogging tips.
Moms R Bomb @MomsRBomb Use the plugin Comment Luv!
Kathrynclang @Kathrynclang Best blog tip – write naked ;) and by that I mean be willing to show a little heart.
Cassandra Janey @CassJaney don’t try to change blog files if you don’t know what you are doing in detail. You’ll break your blog, even if temp lol
Kecia @SGRcom Stay organized! It helps cut down on feeling overwhelmed, especially if you have lots of products or brand opps going..
KeystrokesByKimberly @KeystrokesByKim Read Blogging For Dummies the 8 in 1 book! Excellent guidance.
Kathrynclang @Kathrynclang Blog tip – listen to the wisdom of others but be willing to try your own twist.
Julie Jordan Scott @juliejordanscot Know that there are people out there waiting for your words, even if they never comment. Your voice is needed.
amomhavingfun @amomhavingfun use an editorial calendar to stay organized!
AJewelinTheMaking @AJewelinMaking: A3 get a blogging buddy or small connected group and support each other
Create With Joy @CreateWithJoy1 Learn from others – but don’t be afraid to follow your heart and be yourself when it comes to blogging!
Rachée @sayitrahshay proofread! I swear when I rush I always find a typo!
Moms R Bomb @MomsRBomb Using a blogging planner has helped me become more organized.
Jenn @Jenn_Kerr engage your readers in social media rather than just “blast them” with posts
Kathrynclang @Kathrynclang Blog tip – be consistent. Post once a week, twice a week or every day – just be consistent in what you do.
Rachée @sayitrahshay read other blogs. Take a break from your blog to stay fresh
Caroline B @Nightwolfs_Den learn from others but don’t copy :) TRY and stay organised
Kecia @SGRcom Another tip: Be consistent in your blogging. People will stop visiting if you post sporadically
Kathrynclang @Kathrynclang Blog tip: participate in blog challenges ;)
Cassandra Janey @CassJaney Even if you aren’t writing a memoir, read The Memoir Project..good info on focusing on specifics themes, scenes & moments
Brandy Myers @Giveawayblogdom Connect with other bloggers. I was afraid at first because I didn’t think anyone would help a small blogger. So Wrong!
Watch For It
Coming up very soon is a post where we can share our social media profiles and connect with each other.