Thank you Rhoda from Southern hospitality
for sharing a past post with me, and some new bloggers on some tips and tricks of the trade that you have learned along the way. We appreciate any and all insight from you seasoned bloggers. Rhoda
will be coming up on her 4 year Blogging anniversary in February.
Rhoda started blogging on a whim, when one of her longtime online decorating friends started a blog and encouraged her to start one too. That was Kim with Daisy Cottage
and they have been online friends for a few years. It took off from there and it's been a fun journey.
So very inspiring! Let's see what Rhoda
has to say.
| First grab a cup of coffee, of course from your favorite mug, you can see mine below.... |
Oh and grab a cupcake too....
One of the first things Rhoda talks about is Word verification. Here is what she has to say:
This is #1 on my Personal Pet Peeves. If you are a new blogger, I would highly recommend that you TURN OFF the comment with letter verification. Your readers will be SO frustrated constantly having to type in those letters to leave you a comment. And it is totally not necessary to do that. If you feel you need privacy and some form of control over spam or bad comments, then just simply have all comments moderated.
This one, Oh yes, I so agree on. Don't get me wrong, Love me a good tune, however.........
If you are a serious blogger and want to be taken seriously, turn off your music. Now, there may be some exceptions to this and this is just my opinion, so take it for what it’s worth (about 2 cents
I know , some who have sort of a theme music going on their blog and that I can see. But, for you to have random music blasting all the time on your blog, it just makes me get off really fast if I go to a blog with blaring music. Chances are, your readers will not have the exact same taste in music that you do.
Add your Email:
Encourage interaction with your readers by adding your email address in your Profile or sidebar. Most people just want to be friendly and they may want to just email you a question or comment about your blog. It’s fun to get emails, so don’t be afraid of that. This is a community.
Taking pics for your blog:
One thing I learned early on is to turn off the FLASH! Such an easy solution, but it really makes all the difference. You’ll have to learn h0w to keep very still while you’re shooting so that pics will not be blurry, but my camera works pretty well without the flash and I don’t ever use a tripod. Your pics will look SO much better. And post your pics as large as you can. You can now change the width of your template with the new blogger templates, just play around until you get it to your liking.
Have fun, be friendly, and be yourself:
Have fun with blogging! The best thing I can tell new bloggers is to be patient, get out there and meet a lot of people. Comment, comment, comment all over blogland.
As you can see some of this info becomes apparent time and time again. So get out, do it, take it for what it is worth to you and blogging.
goes into more details on her post and you can read about it
Keep in mind, what any and all of us bloggers have to say, is based on our experience and personal opinion.
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