Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tip for Tuesday

Occasionally, I will come across some body's blog and they will post their ideas of
"tips for bloggers".
Often, I wonder "who do you think you are"?
Does that sound mean?
I don't "mean" for it to sound "mean"...but...here is what I'm getting at.
Your blog is YOURS.....so here are my own tips that I've come up with after blogging for a bit:
1. First of all...enjoy it!!! When I first started Jeremiah 29:11 it was to show some of my crochet work that I was selling at the time. But...as most of you know who know me...and who follow that blog...God spoke to me early one Sunday morning (I can still remember where I was walking at in the subdivision)....and asked me to write it for HIM. So...that's what I've truly tried to do.

2. Occasionally, you might have to take a bit of a break. Writing a blog isn't an easy task. If you get in a slump....just post that on your blog that you're gonna be gone for a few days!

3. Use pictures. Pictures make your posts so much more interesting. Depending on whether you write your posts thru Blogger...or if you use another source to write your posts and then use the html code from that source and copy and past it into blogger....will determine the size of pics you can post. Well...that, and what "layout" you use...but, as you blog for awhile....you'll learn these things!
4. Take advantage of all the "free" backgrounds and headers and info you can find on the Internet. For a long time, I used seasonal backgrounds....and I have to admit that I miss using them. But, I had to decide if I wanted my blog to look "clean".....and be able to post bigger pics...or use the backgrounds. So...I chose changing out my headers to be more seasonal. It's your own personal preference. But, I love having the bigger pics on my blog (especially in my old age!!!)
5. Music!! A lot of the "professional" bloggers will discourage you using music on your blog. Well....my personal opinion on that one is....if you visit my blog...and you don't like my choice of music (on either blog)....my Playlist is at the very top. It only takes a sec to turn it off!!
6. Make your blog your own....don't copy others!!! Of course, if you look at others' blogs...you're gonna get ideas...but, please, please, please...come up with your own ideas for your posts. And...if you use a pic, or a recipe, or a quote, or whatever...that isn't original to you....give credit where credit is due. It's very simple to link to another person's blog...or to a web-site.
It's just common blogging courtesy!!!



  1. Oh no I do hope I didn't offend. I was simply posting what had worked for me and what I found good/bad about other blogs - more food for thought if you know what I mean. Its not the kind of post I'd even make but so many people keep asking me and it seemed easier to make a post that spend ages emailing each person individually.

  2. Ms. Louise...this was in no way intended for you. I didn't have you in mind when I wrote it. The Tips for Bloggers" that I saw were on a couple of ladies' blogs who seem to really admire themselves, if you know what I mean!!!

  3. Phew, thank goodness for that. Although I can see how it would be annoying! Now I need to see the other blogs LOL.

  4. momma, you crack me up. you think those other blogs will get the clue and quit "admiring themselves and you?"


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