Coffee and the Art of Blogging
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you what a busy week this was for me. How do you like your coffee? I’m going with iced today, since we are still dealing with 90 degree days.
Blogging 201 and Milestones
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I just finished a WordPress event, Blogging 201. I had taken it before and I always learn something new. This time, I met and followed at least 20 bloggers, some new. Here are four blogs I thoroughly enjoy because of their focus on leisure and the outdoors. Please stop by and check out their blogs:
Wishing My Life Away. Love her tagline: “Living for the weekend, loving the in-between and dragging you along for the ride.”
Seen Along the Trail. Photos and posts about hiking and nature.
Staycation California. Tagline: “California sites, places, cities, attractions, events, excursions, for the day or weekend.”
S’Mores and Sundresses “Who Says Tomboys Don’t Wear Dresses? A look at camping and traveling.
This week I hit a couple of blogging milestones. I have over 700 followers and the other day, I had the most views and visits to my blog…EVER! Here are a couple of posts that attracted a lot of attention, in case you missed them.
The Social Side of Blogging. Several bloggers I met in 201 commented on their dissatisfaction and reticence with using social media to promote their blogs, which inspired me to write this post.
What’s On Your Editorial Calendar? was the brainchild of a 201 assignment. I was surprised to learn just how many bloggers do not use an editorial calendar and wish they did.
Thank you to those who follow my blog, read and take time to “like” and comment. It really means a lot to me. Blogging is a wonderful hobby or pastime, and who doesn’t enjoy a little love?
I added a new page titled Blogging Advice, where you will find tips and tidbits about blogging.
Self-Hosting Your Blog?
If were having coffee I would pour myself a little more as I lost sleep last night over this subject. I know several bloggers who have self-hosted their blogs and seem very happy. Has anyone self-hosted recently and what are your thoughts? I would love to be talked into this notion.
The Leisure Link Returns October 1st
If we were having coffee, I would happily tell you that, after a two-month hiatus, I am bringing back my link-up party, The Leisure Link.
Come visit the page and see what it is all about. Stay tuned for a post on Thursday to re-introduce the link-up.
I am off to go eat Dim Sum with my good friend who is visiting from Hong Kong. I hope you had a great week and don’t forget that you, too, can share your week over coffee with Diana and the gang at Part-Time Monster.