Thursday, February 11, 2010

Aloha Friday! #5

It's Aloha Friday at An Island Life! Make sure you go visit her blog!

This is where you relax from posting and just write a question and answer it! It's a simple as that!

My question this week is:

Do you have any tips or suggestions on blogging! I'm somewhat new to blogging and I'd love some fun tips! How long have you been blogging for?

My answer:
I've just started to really blog in December!

Thanks for reading!

Happy Friday!!


TheEclecticElement said...

I actually started blogging back in March of 09' and I feel like I've learned a lot and nothing all at the same time. LOL

I guess my biggest suggestion would be to network, network, network! I see you on a lot of comments around the blogosphere so it looks like your way ahead of me :)

The other biggie would be to post something at least once or twice a day-It pays to give readers something to read everyday so they keep coming back!

I hope this all helps you out-For just staring in December, you have come a heck of a long way(at saying that I looked up at your followers and you have more then me so your doing something right!! LOL).

Have a fantastic Friday :D

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

I could go on all day with blogging tips. I've been blogging for a year and half.

Here's a few tips

If you are serious about taking your blog to the next level, use self hosted wordpress. It has so many options available that blogger just can't offer.

Get a domain name. For $10 a year you have your name secured and readers are more likely to remember your url.

Captcha - don't use it, readers hate it and are less likely to comment.

Luv to Save said...

happy friday! thanks for stopping by. already following you...and about to enter your mabel labels giveaway LOL

Alicia said...

I think you're doing pretty good for a beginner! I've been blogging since May 2008, and the one tip I can give you is to just be yourself!!!

Design it Chic said...

Ooo i just checked when did i start blogging and i just realized i almost blog for a year.. whew that's a milestone huh?:):) I have no advice whatsoever.. i just roll as i roll.. maybe just this one advice: have fun while you're blogging!!:)
Happy Friday and here's my Aloha!!!

~ Noelle said...

a tip?
just enjoy it and be true to yourself...
comment back and show comment love when people leave it for you...

Shelly said...

I have been blogging for almost 4 years now and I have 7 blogs...6 on blogger and 1 on wp. My tip is to be consistent and to go out and promote your blog to your niche audience.

Auntie E said...

I started in Jan of 2009, My advice is blog about what you like. It will be more fun.
Here's my Aloha Friday link for you

I am Harriet said...

Just be yourself and try to steer away from the drama.

Twincerely,Olga said...

HI and welcome to blogging!!I am kinda new too! go to SITS and do roll call everyday!! You will meet lots of bloggers!! They also have tips every Sat!! Look on peepd blogs and see who they read and check them out!!
Leave lots of comments and have fun!!Aloha!!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Just be yourself. I've been blogging since July.

Hi there. Thanks for joining the hop again this week. I'm already following you. Be back later to read more.

Happy Follow Friday!


The Gosfam said...

I am new like you--I just got a button finally :) So I hope you get some good tips, I unfortunately have none--LOL!!

a49erfangirl said...

I already follow your blog. Happy Friday Follow.

I have only been blogging since May. Just be who you are :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

There are a lot of really good tips out there. I would say get on twitter - it can be fun and interesting. Also, write from the heart. Write about things that you care about and enjoy. It always comes off more sincere if you are sincere.

JamericanSpice said...

I think I started in earnest in early 2009. I'm still new and learning.

My tips is to go blog hopping and you'll find blogs you love and always leave a comment on your thoughts about something they share. You might just make a friend.

Sarah said...

I think you're off to a great start! So much great advice here already. I think the most important thing is to have fun with it. I've been blogging for a little over a year now. At first I did it for fun and when PR requests started rolling in I let myself get overwhelmed with reviews/giveaways, etc. Pretty soon I had time for nothing else and that wasn't my passion. It started feeling like a job and I wasn't enjoying it anymore. I've learned that it's ok to say no. I've found a better balance and having fun again.

jerricapuck said...

I think you're doing wonderful as is, but here are my tips:

*Blog about things that you enjoy (it shows whenever the blogger doesn't really enjoy what they're blogging about).

*Captcha = bad. (people are impatient and don't like to fill them out.)

*Ask for feedback from your readers and don't get upset when they say something that you're not too happy with.

*Don't overwhelm yourself with blogging or you'll get worn out on it.