Melody from Melody’s Reading Corner has tagged me to do the Blogging Tips Meme. I don’t typically talk about anything non-book related on here but I thought this might be of some interest to anyone that comes here as most visitors have their own blog. The more information we can get about blogs and blogging can be helpful. On the flip side of this I really don’t know much about blogging or points of interest for anyone that does blogging or is looking for some pointers. I’ll try as best as I can to give a few points about blogging, and I’ll use this as a platform to discuss what I’ve learned since I started blogging.
- Selecting a Host: This is one mistake that I made when I started this blogging exercise. I was really excited to get into the whole blog thing that I didn’t do my research before starting. There are so many different blog hosts out there on the internet that it can be very overwhelming when it comes down to selecting the host that works best for you. I started at one site but it just wasn’t able to do all that I wanted it to so I switched to wordpress. I’m so glad that I did because I can do so much more here than I was able to do at my old site.
- Respond to Comments: There are few things that irritate me more than leaving a comment on a persons blog and not getting a response. It doesn’t matter how you respond to you a comment, and in fact there are a few ways you can, just please respond. You can respond via email or leave a comment within the comment section. Whichever you chose to do be consistent with what you do and let your readers know how you will respond to comments (probably in your about section). When I leave a comment I always go back to the post to see if there has been a response and if they don’t it tends to take a longer than usual time before I’ll leave a comment again. I used to not comment on my blog and I felt that I was losing contact with my readers. It doesn’t take long to post a response and it’s just courteous to reply to those people that take the time to respond to your post.
- Why Post like That?: I don’t understand why some people take the time to post that they are behind on their blogging rather than post one of the many blog ideas you have stored in your memory bank. It doesn’t make sense to me to do that when you have other things, that are probably of greater interest than telling us you are behind.
- Keep it Personal: I find the most interesting posts are the ones that the writer reveals something about themselves. It’s important to keep the blog specific but if you relate something personal within the post I find it a better read.
I’m not going to tag anyone, rather I’ll leave it up to anyone that reads this to post their own tips if they feel so inclined. It doesn’t hurt to know more about how you can go about improving your blog. I’ll thank everyone in advance for posting their tips. And if you do posts some tips please leave your link in the comments section.