Monday, October 26, 2009

Blog Readership


Promoting Blog Readership, a recent article in an online Writer's Digest newsletter, offered five blogging tips for writers. This article was linked with another, 22 Essential Elements of Sharable Blog Posts. The latter, written by Chris Brogan, elaborates further on what things catch the blog reader's eye.

Even though I was familiar with many of these tips, these articles made me pause and consider my philosophy and blog writing and visiting habits. What are they? Well for starters, I like to comment on my favorite blogs because I want to show my interest and support. If I can, I also like to comment on reader's comments to my posts. I appreciate their interest and the time that it takes to stop by the blog and say hello. Another initial thought was about my blogging goals. My desire is to share helpful and interesting info for writers, things that have been helpful in my writing journey.

What blogging tips and habits have you found helpful? What kinds of blogs capture your attention? Share your thoughts with us!
Blessings to you all, and of course, Happy Writing! :)

8 comments :

  1. Hi Karen, I saw that article and found it helpful, too. I'm still finding my way around the world of blogging, but want my blog to be a service for homeschoolers. I tend to look mainly at other homeschooling blogs, writing blogs and devotional ones. But I learned right off the bat that I can spend way too much time at this new found hobby!
    Blessings,
    Carol

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  2. Hi Carol,
    Nice to hear your thoughts:) And yes, I find I have to be disciplined with my blogging time, too. Have a great day!
    Karen

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  3. Hi Karen -

    I've come across quite a few of these tips, but not in one place.

    One thing I don't see here is the philosophy of giving a new blogger a helping hand. If we practice the Golden Rule in our writing life, we'll see God's favor on our efforts.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  4. Susan, Excellent point! Seems I've benefited from your philosophy:) Thanks for adding your two cents; although I think it's worth a whole lot more...
    Blessings!

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  5. I'll definitely be checking out the articles you referenced. My blogging habits are very similar to yours: try to share relevant information that will be of help to others, then try to be supportive of those blogs I follow and of those who comment on my posts.

    Thanks for your insight!

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  6. Great minds think alike, don't they, Maria? :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  7. I enjoy meeting others who can offer some great information or some encouragement as well. I have learned so much from all of you and are happy you took up blogging!

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  8. Hi Terri,
    I am happy you are blogging too:) It really is a great way to learn and share. Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your input. Have a blessed day!