I was reading Anne R. Allen's blog post on why we should use the unfriendly Google+:
And she commented she had 9 million visits to her Blogger profile in response to Alex Cavanaugh's 16 million visits.
A little over 17,000. I am a fallen acorn in a forest of Redwoods.
Take the new A TO Z CHALLENGE:
There are some Third World Nations without as many citizens as there are entrants into this challenge!
Do you sometimes feel small and insignificant in the enormous world of blogging giants?
Many Bloggers Are So Discouraged By What They Lack
They Fail To Appreciate What They Have
What do you have that no one else has?
You have You.
No one thinks or writes as you do. No one has your sense of humor.
To Have A Stand-Out Blog ...
Here are some important steps to take:
STEP 1: Share Other Blogger's posts in links -No matter how big or small they might be, every blogger enjoys having their content shared.
STEP 2: Leave Comments
Don’t just leave any old comment, though…
Write comments which expand the conversation.
STEP 3: Write comments where it’s clear you read the post.
This is where being an email subscriber and Twitter follower comes in handy.
If possible, be one of the first people to comment on a post.
When a new post goes live, you’re ready to pounce.
If you consistently leave insightful comments (and you’re consistently one of the first to comment),
you may just get replies THAT LEAD OTHERS TO YOUR BLOG.
STEP 4: Link To Great Bloggers In Your PostsA wonderful thing about following authority bloggers is
you are introduced to awesome content you can feel good linking to and sharing with your readers.
STEP 6: Be Cool
Don’t be “that guy” or “that girl.”
Don’t follow, share, comment, or link just so you can immediately hit up someone for a favor.
Yes, much further down the line, asking for a back-link may draw visitors to your blog, but be discreet.
This — all of this — is about building relationships.
STEP 7: Your Blog Cannot Be Covered in Ads.
Remember the fight scene in Anchorman?
STEP 8: Your Blog Cannot Be Filled With Grammatical Errors
Don’t be so imperfect influential bloggers decide you’re not worth the time commitment.
(In short, make sure your posts are proofread and edited before publishing.)
STEP 9: Develop Your Own Voice:
Attitude, tone, and personal style are part of a writer’s voice.
Make sure yours stem from your heart and mind.
When I write my novels, I write them as movies within my head. (Do you?)
Here is the music I see in the opening credits to THE NOT-SO-INNOCENTS ABROAD ...
As the Air/Steamship, Xanadu, sails across the skies above a storm-tossed ocean: