Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blogging Tips

A good blogging buddy, Jane at Cottage of the Crossroads, has a new linky party 




Jane is co-hosting with Ann of  On Sutton Place.


At first, I thought I would not be able to join in.  I am a technically challenged person and still have a hard time with  maneuvering around on my humble blog. 




I knew from Day One that visiting and commenting were two things that I loved best.  Lingering over a cup of coffee after breakfast, I leave the drudgery behind and get lost in Blogland.


I discovered that by leaving comments, people stop by to visit you, too.  And you start a blogging relationship.  And get followers.  


Linky parties are wonderful when you want to get your blog noticed.  I am amazed at the amount of traffic I get after I add my link to my favorite weekly/monthly parties.  I was quite linky-challenged when I first started.  


Don't be afraid to ask for help.  I found my 'Guardian Angel' in Blogland, Brenda of Cozy Little House, while trying to look up blogging help.   I have met many wonderful, kind and helpful ladies in my blog travels.  


My advice would be to join in whenever you can, always leave a comment for the hostess, provide a link back to them on your post and visit other party goers.  


After a while everything just starts to fall into place.




Jane and Ann are also having a giveaway.  So be sure to stop by and leave a comment so you can be entered to win either the pitcher or tote bag.  


Thanks, Jane and Ann, for hosting and having a place where we can all visit and learn new tricks.  


xo







41 comments:

  1. Oh I agree with you. To have comments, one must leave comments. It's simple enough...just like the old adage "to have a friend, one must be a friend." What a great idea for a linky party your friends had.

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  2. That is indeed very good advice. I remember when I started blogging I noticed linky parties and my first one was Susan's Met Monday Link Up. I met the most amazing bloggers through that linky party and I love joining them to this day!

    Great post and great advice from a very sweet blogger-thank you, Barbara!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  3. I agree, and am so glad you commented to me! It's the best way to get to know people, and such fun!
    Thanks so much for the heads up on the new party, I'll be such to make a note and join in.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  4. Im agree with you an love this post!:)

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  5. Your post offers good tips on blogging, and joining Linky parties. Maybe I will try it.

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  6. Thank you for your tips...very helpful! At first, I was terrified to leave comments and join the linky parties...very tech challenged! But, people are kind in blogland and I have met a lot of wonderful people!

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  7. Good advice and link party.
    Have a good week.
    Pat

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  8. Such good advice. I too was helped by Brenda of Cozy Little House. She is so generous with her knowledge and time. Thank you for linking up to our party!
    Oh...and for not having much to say I think you said it all perfectly.

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  9. Very helpful! Popping over from the blog tip party. :)

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  10. Barbara, thanks so much for joining our linky party! Isn't blogging just the best! Just think. I didn't even know what a linky party was two years ago! Great advice that you gave about how helpful people are in blogland.

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  11. It does help to meet others when you link up at parties..I just found you and now will follow you..
    Dolly

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  12. I can tell that you have already learned a lot ... thanks for sharing.

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  13. Great advice! I agree that if you leave comments, people will come & visit you. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hi Barbara! Love all of your blogging advice. I know I had to ask lots of questions when I first started blogging and I'm just amazed at all of the wonderful bloggers willing to help us!
    I'm so glad I've met you.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. I think your advice, to read others blogs and leave comments to form relationships is so important and you explained it well. I agree with you that we can learn so much from others and we must not be afraid to ask for help. I'm glad you found a "guardian sngel" in blogworld, to help you. You've done well and your blog looks great! I'm now following you!
    Be blessed! Linda

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  16. Great tips for blogging. We were all newbies at one time and needed help from others so these tips are really good advice! My first linky party was Pink Saturday and I'm still taking part. It's like visiting old friends! I'm going to click your link and check out the Gold Medal party.
    Robin

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  17. Hi Barbara,

    These are good, helpful blogging tips, and I agree with all of them. Linky Parties are a great way to meet other bloggers and find blogs similar to our own. I always love to visit you at Two Birdies and a "B", and I so appreciate your visits and comments on my blog posts. I think comments and visits from others are a big part of what inspires us to keep writing posts.

    To answer your question; yes, I am planning to go to the SBC in October! Could you possibly attend, do you think? It's open to everyone, not just Southerners. :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  18. Via a blog link I come over. Glad to read you post and couldn't agree more of your opinion. Will come again.
    Terrie from Hong Kong

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  19. Good advice, and you meet the nicest people through blogging.

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  20. great advice! Happy Blogging!!!

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  21. Fabulous tidbits and advise. It is not easy when you first start out. But as you go along you start understanding more and more. It really is a growing process but so worth the wait once your there.

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  22. ...and that's how I met you!!
    xo Cathy

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  23. Hi Barbara,
    Thank you so much for visiting me, its a pleasure meeting you. I agree with you on your blogging tips. I have meant some of the sweetest girls through blogging.
    I love the exchange of ideas and seeing how others enjoy their lifes.
    I have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  24. Good tip! You have done a wonderful job with your blog in the short time you've been writng it, Barbara, and it looks like you've made many good friends through it! So glad to have been reading your blog from almost day one!
    I'm always learning new things and appreciate tips on making blogging easier or working through blogging issues that pop up from time to time.

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  25. first time visitor...nice to meet you...i love comments, too! ;)

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  26. Those are some great tips for navigating around blogland. My first attempt at a links party was Michael Lee West's Foodie Friday. I goofed it up, but learned from my mistake. I have met so many wonderful people, also.

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  27. Hi - visiting from the blog tips linky party. So true - you can't sit around waiting for others to comment on your blog when you aren't out doing it yourself!

    Stephanie
    Fresh Picked Vintage

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  28. Dear Barbara, i agree with you. Blogland is a wonderful world where we can meet special persons.
    Kisses.
    Alessandra.

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  29. I totally agree! I have stopped visiting folks who don't return visits!
    Good advice, Miss B, so glad to have you as a bloggy friend!

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  30. Hi there, thanks for your visit. Yes, I agree, this is the way I found it all to work too. I was getting 80-100 comments a post and spending way to much time on the computer corresponding back. Going private has been wonderful, I found out after all that staying small was better for me. :)

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  31. I didn't know about this party. (I rarely seem to know about parties until it's too late. ) I don't have any tips other than what you mentioned. Like you, I have found that getting to know bloggers by visiting them is my favorite part of the adventure.

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  32. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, what a great tip!!! I think I need to look into and find out how it works, my friend♬♬♬
    Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  33. I think bloggers are the best of the best! I think all of us have needed help from other bloggers to show us the ropes. Off to check out your friend's blog :)

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  34. Wonderful tip Barbara! Thank You so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! I always enjoy hearing from you!

    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  35. Meraviglioso il mondo blog, vero?!
    Ti da la possibilità di conoscere tantissima gente, in ogni parte del mondo.
    Ti ringrazio per le tue visite,
    mi fanno sempre molto piacere!!
    Love Susy x

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  36. I will be checking her linky party out. Parties are always great fun and a good way to meet fellow bloggers.

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  37. You have some wonderful tips for new or technically challenged bloggers. Your post will be really helpful for them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  38. Yes, very good advice my friend. I love to receive, andswer and visit blogger buddies, as we usually have SO MUCH in common with what we post. My frist link up was Tablescape Thursdays at Susan's and she's such a great hostess and now I have so fun partying all over blog land. Thank you for your wonderful comment.
    FABBY

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  39. Thanks for stoping by my blog, loving yours. Great tips!
    xxx
    Marlene

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  40. Your advice is on the money! Besides, I love that I have come to know so many wonderful people...even if I never get to be in the same room with them. I've come to care about so many of my blog friends. Thanks so much. Cherry Kay

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