Today’s TopicThe world of blogging is continually changing. Share 3 things you feel are essential tried and true practices for every blogger and 1-3 new trends or tools you’ve adapted recently or would like to in the future.
I am very new to blogging. I started my blog in June of this year, and I am learning something new everyday. There are however a few things I've learned that I know are essential to my blog, and I try to practice every day.
1. Be Yourself---There are times when I question the content of my blog. I visit lots of other blogs, and I find myself saying..."I wish I could write that well! or "I wish I had something more exciting to write about!" or "I need to read more serious smarter books!". But then I realize that the best thing I can do is be myself. Yes, I live in a small town. Yes, I am a wife and mom. Yes, I live a busy, simple, and quiet life, and I love it. I would not trade lives with anyone in the world, and the things that I find ordinary about my life, the books I read, or the things I write may be the exact things that someone else finds so interesting.
2. Visit and Comment On Other Blogs...Visiting and commenting on other blogs is one of the most important things I feel I can do as a blogger. It's how I learn, and it's a good way to grow my blog. Being a part of and finding a place in the blogging community is very important to me, and it's something I work on every day.
3. Be Honest...I knew from the beginning I was going to be completely honest on my blog. If I like a book I will tell you, but if I don't I''ll tell you that too. If I'm having trouble finishing a book or if a book is a struggle for me to read I'm going to be honest about it. I think most people can spot fakeness and lies a mile away, and I'm just not going to do it. Honesty is the way to go!
I'm always finding new tools and trends that I'd like to add to my blog. The latest tool I've added to my blog is the "You Might Also Like" feature at the end of each post. I think it will greatly increase my page views. I know when I visit a blog I always look at atleast one of the posts listed there.
It's the last day of BBAW, and I've really enjoyed the daily topics. I've had lots of new visitors to my blog, and I've found so many new blogs to enjoy.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
― Ralph Waldo Emerson