I'm so proud of you!!!! If you've read the comments from my previous post about starting your own blog...you will see how many love this community and are so very glad they finally took the plunge and started blogging! And yes, I will be the first to tell you that blogging can be very addictive and all things are best in moderation but when your laundry is falling out the front door and your family is begging to be fed something besides Ramen noodles....it might be time to take a break!
I find too that there's a fine line between being inspired by everyone's wonderful creations and posts and then ACTUALLY taking the time to create artwork myself! You can be inspired all day long but you have to take the time away to make that inspiration work for you in your home or artwork. But I'm sure all of you already know this :)
The best way to put yourself out into the blogging world is by visiting other's blogs and reading what's happening in their lives and leaving a thoughtful comment. By introducing yourself and commenting on their blog....you will soon become recognized when they see your name!
Another wonderful way to have blogger's find your blog is by holding a small giveaway. Not anything huge, heavy or expensive....maybe just a little something that you've made or something decorative, a small book, or it could be a little gathering of small things. Just ask other bloggers to leave a comment with an email for a chance to win. THEN ask if they would like TWO chances to win, to please post on their blog about your giveaway with a link back to the giveaway post! You will end up with several new visitors! Draw a name at the end of the week and mail your goodie out to the lucky winner!!
You can also enter swaps or participate in themed events that you can be involved in and your blog name will be listed as a participant. Usually all the others involved will end up visiting and meeting you before the event is over.
Post regularly. No, you don't have to post every day, or even every other day....but just take a little time to post enough so that everyone knows you're still around ~
I would love it too if any of you have any additional ideas to increase visitors to your blog to please leave your ideas in my comments section. Sharing ideas.....sharing information.....sharing inspiration ~ these are just a few of the things that make blogging such a wonderful cycle of friendship.
Wishing you a great Tuesday dear friends ~