Friday 1st April 2016
Blogger’s Pit Stop #17 – Welcome
Blogger’s Pit Stop is open from 9 pm ET(US Thur) 11 am(AUS Friday) and Closes 3 am Monday ET(US) 5 pm(AUS)
Congratulations to the Bloggers who have learned the value of engagement.
Last week’s challenge: To increase the clicks, from under half (1/2) a click, to two (2) clicks per post.
How did we do? We raised the click rate to 1.5 clicks per post. A very good increase.
This week’s challenge: is to increase this from the average of 1.5, to two (2) clicks per post.
We are aiming to build a community who is not afraid to promote another blogger, we give and we benefit. To be a blogger who just takes without giving is not who we are. We want to build greatness and that is not done by people who just take.
Look at the Blogging gurus, sure they take, but not before they have given and given lots. I may be tempted to say that they are giving out of their ‘abundance’. While this may be true, I could almost guarantee that their careers were built on the principle of giving before you get.
I had two unsubscribes after last week’s Pit Stop, I always feel a little pang when that happens, but then they probably were not a good fit for this group. We know we can’t build greatness with an ‘illusive silver bullet’, we know hard work and consistency are involved. Even when we get that overwhelming traffic increase that is so awesome, it fades away to nothing without a solid foundation to keep it boosted. We are working on developing that solid foundation.
The Pit Stop Crew are bloggers who collectively have significant blogging experience. We don’t know it all! We are willing to step out and try new things, to think outside the box. If something does not work we move on to more innovative solutions. All the way we are learning and going forward. Each week you will find constructive posts that relate to Blogging. We hope you will glean information to assist you to re-charge your blogging battery, or to fill up with motivation fuel, help to change a tire, find a higher gear, or reset your GPS.
Bring your posts, they can be on any subject that is family friendly –
Affiliate links within content posts are OK. (Exceptions: No direct sales or shops.) Giveaways must have a content post.
Dear bloggers, you are the reason we are here, and we are super excited to open up to you the benefits of joining the Blogger’s Pit Stop.
Meet Our Pit Stop Crew
Kathleen from Lifestyle Building Blocks: She finds it both humbling and satisfying to write posts and to have bloggers express their appreciation for the help and guidance gleaned from her insight. Kathleen loves the blogger’s lifestyle, thinking outside the box and to keep learning. She is presently studying Professional Editing and Proofreading.
Janice from Mostly Blogging: Janice loves writing, and meeting people from all over the globe who are like-minded and supportive. The thrill and validation she gets when bloggers tell of how she has helped them with their blogging are unparalleled. Her posts are thorough and beneficial to her many readers who are building their own blogs.
Debbie from Coach Debbie Runs: Debbie has spent many years blogging, designing, and building social media accounts. With all that valuable experience she felt that she wanted to share her love of blogging as well as her knowledge. Her site offers easy to follow tips and advice to build your own blog and become successful as a blogger.
Julie is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy. They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub.
Julie/ Blog1 / Blog2 / Facebook / Google + / Twitter / Pinterest / Stumble Upon / Youtube / Linkedin / Instagram /
You won’t need a lot of rules, we do have some suggestions for you –
- First time here, it will help you to read the Welcome post in the Linky, which explains the Blogger’s Pitt Stop rationale.
2. Visit some other bloggers, you may want to comment and then leave from another page.
3. Take advantage to follow/like the Pit Stop Crew, they will follow you back. Now when you visit other bloggers why not follow/like them too, if after a week they have not followed back, go and unfollow/unlike them. Take every opportunity to grow.
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Put our beautiful banner on your site. If you have been FEATURED take the awesome Featured one too.
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Let’s practice engagement
Check the Resources
Blogging – Personal Finances – General Health Topics
Make use of these resources at any time 24/7
Could we please have a drum roll to reveal the FEATURES from last week
Grab your awesome FEATURED banner
The Pit Stop Crew chose these FEATURE posts
You will love the fun of this video by GiGi, Healthy Snack Food Test.
Family Vacations by Melissa– The best way to get a real holiday. See Julie to talk holidays.
What to do with litter by Lisa
It is Friday, but Sunday is coming by Leanne. Watch this little video.
These FEATURES were the most clicked last week
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time to show us what you have got –
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We are excited that you joined the Blogger’s Pit Stop #17
Join us on Friday 8th April, 2016 to see what we have for you.
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Guests, please share on your blogs and social media, so our linky party continues to grow.