Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Making my blog more interesting

I am definitely lacking followers on my blog, and am trying to figure out how to make it better and get the word out. I know that giveaways are a big way to attract followers, and I want to try to do one soon. I am going to try to do more book reviews too. I am not a really fast reader and have a toddler so it's hard to read and put up reviews as often as I would like. I tried to go back through some of the books I read before I started my blog to see if I could write reviews for them, but they aren't fresh enough in my head. I have finished 2 books this week that I hope to be able to review and post soon. It's been slow going for me, but I think I am finally getting used to the whole blog thing. I hope that you continue to read my blog and hang in there while I try to improve on it. It would be greatly appreciated if you could spread the word too. ;) I made sure I had a blog that supported GFC to make it easier for people to follow. I know I hate getting a lot of emails, and I didn't want people to have to get my emails to follow my blog. ♥

3 comments:

  1. Ok, I figured it out...I had to be on Firefox for it to stop giving me the error message.

    So now on to your post. :-) (I'm retyping this so I hope I hit all the points I did the first time).

    My blog is almost a year old and I still have problems with getting a high following/commenting but I've realized a couple things in my blogging that might help you. I've noticed that the more blogs you comment on the more comments you will get. When you become a loyal follower to blogs they tend to appreciate that and comment on your blog. It's really hard to keep up with blogs sometimes between reading, posting on your blog, trying to read others posts and then every day life. I'd start out with a few blogs you really enjoy and then try adding a new one every once in awhile.
    Google Reader is your friend! The easiest place to keep track of all the blogs you want to follow and read! (www.google.com/reader)
    Twitter is a bloggers best friend! It's a wonderful place to network, share your blog links and reviews and get updated news on authors and blogger events.
    Try to join up with different blogger events. At the end of the month there is an event called Bout of Books (http://onabookbender.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/bout-of-books-sign-up/) and it's a great place to network and discover new blogs you might want to follow.
    Never hesitate to ask questions for bloggers, they are always there to help you and can easily point you in the right direction!

    I've officially added you to my Google Reader and twitter. :-) If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!!

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  2. Thanks so much. I do love google reader. I follow a lot of blogs and it makes it really easy to keep up with them and read them. I appreciate the follow. I think I am getting used to this now. I had wordpress before and found it to not be as user friendly as blogger is. Thanks again. :)

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