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Love Day Links
Love is about sharing, so I will!
Here are some gifts for you from other bloggers:
(And don’t forget to comment on my previous post for a gift from me!)
And here is some interesting reading to entertain you:
Are you in love with me yet?
Holiday Blog Hop overall winners!
IWU HOLIDAY BLOP HOP – DECEMBER 10-14
Kindle Fire: Erica Alyson (@Erica_Alyson)
Kindle Fire: Krystal Shannon (@KrystalShannon)
$25 Amazon Gift Card: Gale Nelson (@pgan427)
Signed Books: Sarah Miles
eBooks: Linda Kwolek
Winners: please click on THIS LINK and send your mailing address or email (ebook and gift card)
On behalf of all of the contributing writers, we thank you for being a part of our blog hop.
From January 11-14th, we’ll be hosting another blog hop to celebrate New Year’s.
Writing Effective Posts
I’ve been learning a few things to include in posts that have really helped make my posts more interesting and get more views. They’re pretty easy to do and help turn an interesting post into a big success!
- Include pictures! I’ve been using http://www.sxc.hu/ to find photos. I grab the url directly from the page to cut down on storage for my blog. Be sure that the pictures you use are licensed or else you might have problems. Stock.Xchng has several types of photos, and some require that you notify or ask permission from the artist for any public work.
- Add links. Chances are that someone else has written a post about your subject or something like it. Adding links to their post (especially if you quote them) brings them in on the topic and increases your post’s visibility. Everybody likes to be quoted or have their work highlighted! Here are some other posts about better blogging: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/07/10/nine-signs-of-an-effective-blog-post/ , http://marketing.about.com/od/marketingmethods/tp/blogmarketing.htm
- Ask questions. Don’t you want to hear what your readers have to say about what you wrote? If your work is all info with no questions, they might not. To encourage replies and dialogue, ask some questions.
- Speak your own words. If you read your blog post out loud, do you sound like yourself or do you sound like a weirdo? Share your personality, not your writing proficiency. We visited your post to hear what you have to say. If we wanted cold, lifeless instructions we’d go to the airport.
I know I missed some! What makes your blog posts sparkle? What about your posts reflects who you are?