Here are some things I have learned over my blogging years.
1) Just be yourself. I blog about what I darn well feel like rambling on about. And if they don't like it-then they can click that little x in the upper right corner.
2) I am not a doctor, coach, nutritionist, or certified trainer. Take my advice if you want but don't blame me if something bad happens. Don't forget this little important disclaimer in your blog.
3) You will lose touch with people. Everyone can read about you but I really want to know what is happening in other peoples' lives. So you have to make a better effort to reach out to people individually.
4) You can gain more attention to your blog when you giveaway free
5) I used to hate Twitter but as a blogger, I feel you have to embrace Twitter. Still not ready to have that kind of relationship with Pinterest but we are working on it. Start becoming a social media junkie.
6) I keep a Facebook page (for this blog) because I have really short random thoughts that clog my brain and are not quite long enough for an entire blog post. So if you want just the simple version of me-follow my Facebook page!
7) Most of my posts come to me when I run. I almost always have a pen/paper close by, since they leave just as fast as they come.
8) I read every comment on my blog. So please comment away. I even read the Spam and some of those comments are just jacked up!
9) Lots of pictures make for a better blog. Humans are visual creatures so we want to "see" instead of "read."
10) I have found that in the blogging world it is good to have a niche. When you have a niche people can relate to you better. I started off just rambling on about the good things and my "happy" little family (ie rainbows & unicorns) Well to be honest that stuff gets old and disgusting and nobody cares about rainbows & unicorns. That is just not the real world and I have no problem sharing the times when my kids make me want to drink an entire bottle of wine in one night.
Speaking of...care to join me tonight?