HollyJahangiri

HollyJahangiri

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386 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 1 reply · +1 points

Well of course I supported and encouraged you - that's what friends DO! ;) And you did the same for me, last year. Which is kind of where our friendship - one of the best "prizes" I could've won - started! Congratulations, Abhi - now I'd better go get to work on besting you over at Blog Engage! :) You're so far ahead, I wonder if there's any hope at all, now?! Why, oh, why do I give away ALL my "secrets to winning"???
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387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 1 reply · +1 points

I wish, if people wanted to use my blog enough to pay me for guest post placement, they'd also pay better writers to do their shilling for them. :) That, or offer more than $35 a YEAR to put crap on my blog - I mean, that doesn't even cover my hosting fees.

The truth, though, is that I accept very few guest posts - most of them are from people I know well and like, and trust to write sincerely, if imperfectly. :) I do agree with you that it's a good way to expand your blog's readership, as you bring in your guest bloggers' readers each time you accept guest posting (that assumes you're accepting only posts from bloggers with a following of any size - like, say, three - I mean seriously, I don't expect them to have a huge fan base, but I do like guest bloggers to promote their posts and stick around and engage with my readers, too).

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 1 reply · +1 points

This is pretty cool - good tips. Of course, I'm still looking for THE secret to blog success - you know, the one that lets you sleep and eat chocolate bonbons all day while earning a passive-aggressive income? I want that. My bunny slippers need more carrots.

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 1 reply · +1 points

Oh my gosh! Now I know what to call the no-niche niche! It's the Purple Squirrel Niche! And it's MINE, I tell you - all MINE! (I mean, purple's my color, isn't it?) A purple squirrel in a purple feather boa...

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - undefined · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm still searching for the holy grail of blogging - that miraculous secret to doing all that must be done in just two hours a day!

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 1 reply · +1 points

You are just FULL of tips for building a better blog! I think if bloggers read all your thoughts on the subject, there'd be more good blogs out there.

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm going to have to try this again, one of these days. I may need you to help me with it - at least help me test it.

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - http://www.oddblogger.... · 1 reply · +1 points

Hey, when you've got a hot tip on your hands, it's hard not to succumb to the subliminal urge to write what you're REALLY thinking! ;) Good catch, Ammar. :) Friends don't let friends have typos - at least in their titles and headings.

Abhi, for any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - Know the ways to devel... · 0 replies · +1 points

Honestly, I got dragged into the Marketing part kicking and screaming - but now it's FUN. (Oh, God, I've joined the Dark Side! LOL) Seriously, you can ask my publisher - I still remember standing in the kitchen open-mouthed, gasping, asking her NOT to publish my first book, when I realized that the hard part wasn't writing the book, but marketing it, and that I had to do a lot of that - she wasn't going to do it ALL for me.

Well, it's easier now, kind of fun. Still challenging - and maybe that's the key to why I like it at all.

Content is easy for me; SEO, I mostly ignore. ;) Okay, not really, but I think content FIRST, not SEO. And planning? You're right - essential. But so is a little playfulness and spontaneity (another word I can't spell right the first time, to save my life).

For any of your readers who have tried blogging and given up on it in the past, I recommend AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, they should definitely read your post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?

387 weeks ago @ http://www.oddblogger.... - How to use Twitter to ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Facebook, Twitter, and Blog Engage give me lots of referral traffic, in that order.

Beginning bloggers and discouraged bloggers shouldn't miss AllieRambles' post, Blogging Success: Failure Is Success - it's an encouraging reality check. And if you're starting or restarting a blog, be sure to read Abhi's post (in my CommentLuv link, below).
My recent post Good Blogger And A Good Blog: What Are The Signs?