Lutz, Florida (high 88, low 70)
I have been writing my blog for a few years now. I remember how excited I was when I got my first comment and follower. Wow…someone actually read my blog?
That was the beginning of my journey in blog land. Since then, I have learned a lot from fellow bloggers, and made some friends as well. Sometimes, just knowing someone out there cares about you is a really big help.
I read some other blogs, and I and notice they don’t get many comments.
Well, here are two reasons that come to mind right away.
1. Do you leave comments on other blogs?
Most of us enjoy comments left on our blogs. If you read blogs and never comment on them, no one is going to comment on yours!
Remember the saying…how to make a friend is be a friend. Well I think the same holds true for blogging. How to get a comment, is to leave a comment.
2. Do you have “word verification” ?
If I see one of these damn things, I rarely leave a comment. No, I do not want to prove I am not a robot.
I will make an exception for new blogs, or people who are having medical problems. So, if you’re not ill, or a new blogger, and don’t get many comments, this may be the reason!
This word verification step has been discussed and discussed on blogs recently. As a result of the most recent discussion, most (but not all) have removed the word verification step.
If you want to read more about it, please check out Rick's post.
I have gained so much from blogging. I’ve made a lot of friends, learned so much, gotten freebies, gotten camping offers, and so much more. Blogging has certainly enhanced our rv’ing experience.
Since we are stuck here in Florida, we are reading about all the places we want to visit someday. One thing, I like to see is on each blog posts is the location of where you are, and the temperature. The location was probably mentioned 3-4 posts ago, but I just can’t remember, or I never read that particular post.
Why the temperature? Because I want to know what season to go there! If your having 105 degree temperatures, I may want to go a different month.
Why the location? Because I read a lot of blogs and can’t always remember where you are. Yes, Ocean View State Park looks beautiful, but what ocean, what state, what city, what country?
Even if I follow your blog regularly, if you’re moving a lot, I can’t keep up with you. Where, oh where are you? I want to go there, but I don’t know where it is.
How about you. Is there anything you like to see on blogs? I know, we all write our own blogs the way we want to, and we can write them however we like, but let’s face it, we all like people to read our blogs. These are just a few of my suggestions and things I like to see on blogs.
p.s. I am making some changes to my blog. Please excuse the work in progress. If you see anything funky, please let me know.