Can I just say?
This won’t be a long one folks, I want to demonstrate how powerful communicating with other bloggers is.
I’m not trying to sell you anything or get you to come on board my ship, I just want to give you an example of the power of engaging with other bloggers.
We all have busy lives.
We all get tired .
We all have those moments where we can’t keep our eyes open and don’t won’t to let our bloggers down and have done t the whole skim read and like and that is it.
Or it could just be me.
It is okay to admit it.
Honesty has never failed me in all my 34 years on this planet-
We may use machines to communicate but our own finely crafted machinery also needs re-charging and that means taking a break and doing other things.
So long as you are engaging ,by taking a real interest in peoples lives and what they have to say, 80% of the time. You can let yourself off the hook 20% of the time.
Other bloggers have lives too.
WE ALL WANT TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
Here is an example of the power of the blogging 80% /20% rule.
Today,I’ve been out doing MORE training (enjoying it) and I come home. There is my family to look after , the wedding and all the other commitments and things I want to do.
One being finishing that book and setting up that new pin board on Pinterest for my new wardrobe image I am wanting to go for.
I open my emails,
I have a PLEASE MODERATE COMMENT – in the ABOUT DAISY section of my blog .
“Well, I’m here because Aurawithwriting said I should come take a look…so I have and wow….she’s was not joking…you are an amazing person. Just reading this bit is an inspiration in itself. My sincere apologies but…I’m going to now follow your blog”
GARY –FICTION IS FOOD BLOG
That is it.
connection – new content to read, new people to chat to , new ideas and the big bonus some one who starts following my blog
Effort is required. Showing interest
sometimes 80% of the time,has to be more than just a like.
A like can’t show your off your personality,
If you want to think ruthlessly-
Give other blogs similar attention to the kind which you may want from your blog.
I started blogging in september 2015 and from blogging the way I do. I will only talk about the wordpress community here. No html /rss feed/ ( not including twitter or other social media websites).
I have no idea how that all works!
By taking some time to check out what others have to say or think or what they are going through , I have not 0 Word press followers –
I kind of hate that term so I call us all flowers.
I’m am proud I stuck to my guns.
I’m proud to say I have 403 word press flowers wafting in and out of my life regularly .
Not all comment but I have built and still am building up strong connections with a number of bloggers.
People may not think 403 is a NOT a big WOW –
I, on the other hand, think 1 is a massive compliment.
I am humbled and blown away by the connections I have made in the Word Press community alone.
Of course, it is exciting to see success- numbers going up rather than down.
I think numbers going down are only fun when we are on the scales. Well I would say that 😉
There is this saying it goes soemthing like ….
‘Some people are so afraid of success that when it is within ones grasp that person runs away from it. ‘ – I kind of improvised that one 😀
Insane! I know…
Yeah it’s scary to comment and it might come off phony even but we have to start somewhere.
I’m no expert -far from it but I wanted to share something that makes me feel good .
This is something I have in my life that is special.
Run with the fear , the unknown – it will get you further than the spot you are on at this very moment in time.
Gradually or rapidly -I can’t predict that – but it will happen.
Thank you as always.
I don’t want to go on too much.
But I have this feeling that a lot of people in the blogging world are looking for a voice they don’t find in the non virtual world.
I am merely assuming.
You have the platform -use it.
Strut across it ,do a funny dance, recite poetry, show off your new Spring wardrobe.
Make you mark.
Make it count.
That’s all I wanted to say really….