Sunday, June 26, 2011

Welcome all ye from the "blog of note" post!

My, my, such a spike in traffic and commenters and followers over the past few days! For those of you wondering where all the new folks have come from - I was featured as a "blog of note" by the blogger community managers on Friday, which is very exciting for me!



It's great to have so many new folks around here. Make yourselves at home! I try to respond to all my comments, that may not be possible for the surge I've seen in the past few days but hopefully I'll be able to! If not, please know that I appreciate all of the comments so much!

Also, I've gotten a few comments and emails asking me to promote or do link exchanges. I actually don't do link exchanges or promotion of other blogs in that way - BUT I love finding new blogs and following back the blogs that I find interesting. Also, I definitely love mentioning posts that are really special or a cut above or that are funny or that I relate to and think my readers will relate to.

I've also gotten some emails from new bloggers asking for advice, which I think is funny since I still feel like I barely know what I'm doing when it comes to blogging and am definitely not a pro! However, here are a few things that have worked for me:

- finding a community of bloggers that I identify with
- reading a bunch of blogs regularly and commenting with insightful comments (rather than "hey, nice blog, follow me please", which doesn't really make people want to follow you)
- Having good pictures on your posts
- Posting pretty often, but not too often (2-4x/week works best for me)

For more advice on how to build up a reader base as a new blogger, I came across a great article the other day - here it is if you'd like to check it out!

hugs and kisses!

36 comments:

Alireza said...

Hello everybody I recently eastablished my blog so need some support here is my link :
http://clattering-window.blogspot.com/

amonkeyfatshionista said...

Ooh! I wondered why I was having so many people feed from your blog to mine over the last few days! Your popularity has had a knock on effect with me!

Kirsten said...

that is actually how i found your blog. :)

i need some support with mine so if u could visit it it would be appreciated.

kirsten-gray.blogspot.com

xoxo

Dorian said...

I love your pics and tone, your blog makes me feel like we are chatting over coffee. Only the conversation is pleasantly much less catty then I am used to. ;)

A name you'd forget said...

Hi! Yes, that's how I found your blog and I find it very interesting. I also recently started blogging and I don't know about you but I find it refreshing, like a clean slate. If anyone supports mine, I'll support yours ;)

http://wwww.ramblingsofaquirkybroad.blogspot.com/

KLo said...

What a classy post :-)

Snaz said...

S'how I found your post as well. Nice blog!

A. Llovet i Bigas said...

Hi! Thanks for those tips! I'll try them :)

(sorry for not expressing me very well, I'm Spanish and 12)

Take care

Jimmy Dean said...

I found your blog on the blogs of note section of my dash. :) It IS interesting!

Jimmy Dean said...

Also, thanks for the site link! I'm new to blogging.

Dmarie said...

congrats on being named a Blog of Note. look forward to seeing just what you have going here, so thanks for sharing! :)

commoncents said...

CONGRATS on being chosen a Blog of Note!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

The Daze of Whine and Roses said...

Congrats on being a Blog of Note! From the reading here I've done it loots like you deserve the recognition :-) You remind me a lot of my own daughter in many ways and I look forward to seeing your fresh perspective on things!

Soph C said...

Hi, I'm new to the blogging community. I'm pretty young to be writing a blog. I'm only 12. Do u have any tips to get my blog more popular or any tips to improve my blog?

geetabix said...

Ooh la la, blog of note! Congratulations - you deserve it :)

Jean said...

Had to pop by and check you out, love your blog and Waffles reminds me of one of my dogs!

meghanbro said...

so nice!

meghan
www.pohappinessblog.blogspot.com

Terrylin Backpackers Hostel said...

Now, you have made me hungry!

Brilliant, blog - am now following you!

Joy
terrylinbackpackers.blogspot.com

Platon S said...

hmmm

Popsy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :)
And super thanks for the advice! haha

Amey Dandawate said...

Hey! Hi! I'm new to blogging and would love some more advise on blogging like a pro.

ameydandawate.blogspot.com

By the way, expressive language and nice post!

Jennee said...

Congrats on the blog of note. This is the first time that I've ever actually noticed it or clicked on a blog of note...so a bonus congrats that I choose you! You have a great blog so for and looking forward to checking out more of your older posts.

Stephanie▲ said...

Nice Blog !

Gewinnspiel/Give away

Zinn said...

Great tips and congrats on blog of note! It is hard to get a really noticeable blog ... as there are so many blogs out there ... but it looks like you've figured it out! Congrats!

Kyla said...

Thanks so much for the tips! And yes, I found you from the blog of note post. You must be so excited! Congratulations!!!

Anyway, I'm a beginner in this blogging thing, too. In fact, this is the first site I've looked at since starting my own blog. So thank you so much for the tips! I will definitely be adding more pictures to my site now, it looks really good on yours. Do you have to write the insert in html or is there just an insert image button in the blog post creator?

I had read in The Weblog Handbook that most bloggers get annoyed with the request to come look at or trade links with other blogs. You just confirmed it as true. Thank you, I always like getting my facts clear from the source. But I did find it ironic that the first comment on this post was that exact request. XD

Well, thanks again for the tips, and you have a beautiful blog here! So will you please check out my blog? LOL, just kidding. Couldn't resist. :P

Have a nice day!

Ibkorrena said...

Thanks for the tips! That article was very helpful!!

Kathryn Tune said...

Thanks for the tips! I found your blog from blogs of note. I have been blogging for a while, but I don't have very many followers.
I know your busy, but if you (or anyone else for that matter) want to come check it out any advice/constructive criticism you have for me would be welcome.
XOXO- Kathryn
http://ouramazingadventure.blogspot.com

Beautifully Invisible said...

Wow, thank you so much for linking back to the "Follow Back Alternatives" guest post on my site - that was very nice of you! Congratulations on your selection as one of Blogger's Blogs of Note. I am looking forward to exploring your site!

Frannie said...

Hello!

I did check you out through the blog of note, and I just have to say: I love your taste in fashion!! You look just lovely! You dress exactly how I would like to dress. I also enjoy reading what you have to say. :) I plan to keep on reading.

Sy said...

congrats

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much everyone! I'll definitely be hard at work checking out blogs and definitely appreciate you all stopping by!

Belle Monroe said...

Hi hi!

Okay, yes, I do admit that I found on "blog of note," but being new to Blogger, I thought I should get a taste for the community. I found yours and loved this post! I thought it was very genuine and sweet. I also really liked your advice on blogging. I decided that I'm not out to get any sort of notoriety, but it's nice to read something a little inspirational and helpful from time to time. Anyway, I just thought I'd stop by to say that I enjoyed your post and look forward to reading more!

Cheers!

Rachele said...

This is so exciting! I saw it mentioned in Twitter by Blogger and I did a double-take!

mixam said...

Thanks for the tips :)

http://newesthousemusic.blogspot.com/

Sunita said...

hey congrats, thats an achievement :) :).. Got to your blog through blogs of note. I am new to blogging and surely could do with some support. Do visit my page http://sunitakurup.blogspot.com
would appreciate :) :)

Scooter said...

The tips given are pretty succinct. I especially appreciate the part about building a community that isn't just about link backs. Really for any blog/website/whathaveyou you don't just want a volume of people reading it, you want people that are actually interested in the content you have to provide. That's real community building and what I think will keep any of us around in the long game.

As far as posting frequency, I'd say regularity or meeting a bare minimum number of posts a week/month is more important. As long as people know about what to expect from you and you hit that mark, you're good. I'm trying to lean more towards having posts come out semi regularly rather than blasting the tubes with them immediately, except when it comes to current events pieces.

Just a few thoughts. Regardless, good post.

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