“Not a big deal,” offered the blogger whose needed laptop was not accessible.
Welcome to my third Meet and Greet. I have seen some great connections made in the past and am hoping they will continue to be made. I will keep holding these regular opportunities for bloggers to network.
My first two Meet and Greets were a way for bloggers to share their blogs. Today’s Meet and Greet is about introducing your blog and putting your best post in the comments section. It should be representative of a post someone will see when they visit your site.
I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to read or new bloggers to network with to share in the comments section.
Dangerous, isn’t it?
You spend hours on your blog posts. Then you wait for Lady Luck to smile down on you and hope your post brings you traffic.
It’s been said that blogging success comes down to “dumb luck”.
Does it? Or, can you control the outcome by taking certain steps to ensure your post brings you traffic?
Overwhelming, isn’t it?
You’re running a blog, and then you must promote it as well. Your 1,440 minutes a day aren’t enough.
You are not alone anymore. Tools exist to help you save time by simplifying your blogging.
Thanks to the evolution of technology, blogging is much easier than in years past.
Disillusioning, isn’t it?
You create your post’s shareable image, you research, you write, you proofread, you edit, you publish, and you wait, and wait, and wait for people to notice your content.
Don’t get me wrong, Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. However, being patient is one thing, and being so patient you become disillusioned about blogging is another.
Have you ever asked yourself how readers find your blog posts to read? Many potentially new readers find your posts through search engines. Then, many search your archives and hover over a title wondering if the post will be interesting and if the information will apply to them.
How long is that decision-making process? A second? That’s all the time you get to have your headline make so powerful an impression that a new reader, or a reader with limited time, will stick around and read your post.
There are more than 152 million blogs on the Internet. Why should readers who find your blog stay there? New readers will continue reading your blog if the headline is compelling. It’s their first impression of your blog. It’s your foot in their door. Wouldn’t it be great if you could write a better headline in less the time?
Lately I’ve been writing about the importance of networking, so I am providing an opportunity for bloggers to network. Welcome to my first Blogger Meet and Greet!
Do you find the pressures of life in and out of the blogosphere demanding? Can you relate to the following conversation?
When @PlaguedParent, @ContessaLysa, and myself were talking on Twitter about Pinterest, @PlaguedParent commented that promoting posts on social media, just one of the many demands of blogging, is like a full-time job. We both vehemently agreed.
When new bloggers are asked what most surprises them about blogging, “time pressures” is one of the most common answers. If you can relate to feeling overwhelmed by these demands and more, this blog post is for you.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Clone Wars”
Do you feel there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything you need to do? If you are a blogger, you know there isn’t.
Bloggers are two people, the blogger who needs to do all the tasks that blogging entails, and the person outside of the blogosphere–the family member, the friend, the employee, the pet owner.
If I could clone myself, I would not be those two people. Instead, I would be Blogger 1 and Blogger 2 because the time demands on bloggers are so great, we need two people to do the tasks that blogging requires.
Is this post going to be whining about all it takes to live in and out of the blogosphere? No! This post, like the best of Reflections, will solve the pressure on bloggers to be two people by suggesting just how to manage time. [Read more…]
Are you hopeful your marriage will last forever but afraid it won’t? Do you dream of living “happily ever after,” but not sure how to attain it? Are you curious as to the secret of marital longevity, so you can apply it to your own relationship? In 12 Misconceptions About Romantic Relationships I wrote that if people are happy, they want their relationships to last forever. By reading this post, I am hopeful that you will discover how to achieve that fairy tale ending.
I have spent the past several weeks doing research. I interviewed couples that I considered to have a lengthy marriage. In this post, you will get many secrets to marital longevity, even more than 15 because in most cases the spouses disagreed with each other as to what the secret is. Since I granted the couples the anonymity they asked for, no names will be mentioned.
(**Warning: Post contains mild sexual content**)