Is Your Blog As Friendly As You Think It Is?

from Hugh’s Views & News

Hugh's Views & News

Just imagine it’s your first day here on Planet Blog and you and everyone else with you hears the words “Hands up all those that want 1,000 followers.” What percentage of people in your group do you think would put up their hand?

When we start our journey in the world of blogging, getting as many followers as possible is very important to all of us.  Why write and blog if nobody is going to read what we have to say?

So we’ve managed to gain lots of followers and we want more, yet we seem to also be losing followers.  I wonder why?

I learned very quickly that building and maintaining your very own blogging community is an important aspect of blogging and one of the easiest ways to start losing followers is by not acknowledging those followers that leave comments.  In my time as a blogger I’ve seen this…

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Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links

Share your links!

a cooking pot and twisted tales

Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs are:

Do step in, explore these blogs and show some love.

Dorathy’s Story You can’t begin to outline the importance of planned, spaced parenting. Read Dorathy’s story.

Hear Me Beautifully penned and a delight to read. She tricked me with her words 😉

Wishful Wednesday Bloom Short and hopeful. Lovely post that inspires.

Energy Boost Vitamins for Healthy Lifestyle Hey ladies, you need to read this.

If you think it costs money to be well or to stay healthy believe me it costs more in terms of money, time and lifestyle being sick!! Menopause!

My Crowning Glory Check this out. You might find something useful, especially for those of us of African descent with nappy hair 😉

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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Blogging Tips, Advice and Blog Strategies – 2/11/16

Blogging advice from Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

Before we get started…don’t forget that my bimonthly Meet and Greet begins tomorrow 2/12 at 6am est!!

Check Your Pending and Spam Folders

So last week I learned a valuable lesson that I want to help you avoid.  I will be honest and admit that I don’t check my spam folder.  The reason being is I end up with hundreds of comments in the spam folder each week and it can be a pain in the butt to comb through. Last Friday I checked the folder and found 14 older comments that were not spam.  I apologized to the sender and have now added checking spam folder to my daily list.  I hate the idea that someone out there thinks I don’t respond to comments.  Also, check your Pending file for comments that might have been flagged and require your approval.

Use StumbleUpon

I have been conducting an experiment using…

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2 Events That Absolutely Rocked My World

From Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

Ten years ago I had 2 events that absolutely rocked my world.   One I have talked about frequently and one I have only mentioned a couple times.

On March 28, 2007 I noticed a small numb spot on the bottom of my right foot which would eventually lead to my MS diagnosis.  I cannot wrap my head around the fact that it has been 10 years; boy time flies when you’re having fun!  In that ten years I’ve changed a lot.  I went from a stable individual to a lost soul and back to a stable individual.  It was a roller coaster ride to say the least.

In that time I learned one important lesson: I’m a lot stronger than I thought.  I have said before that MS was and is the best thing that has happened to me and some have emailed me to tell me I’m crazy-a…

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