Welcome fellow SheWriters! I love this idea. Thanks to Meg for getting the “ball” rolling, so to speak:) Sorry, but how could I resist?
So, we are encouraged to leave a blogging tip in this little welcome message. I am still figuring out how my blog fits into my life. Weekly? Daily? Somewhere in between? In an effort to be somewhat consistent I set up a schedule that included a blog post six days a week:
Monday: My goals and intentions for the week
Quotable Tuesday: An inspiring quote that I stumbled across during the week regarding writing, art, creativity, etc…
Wednesday: Inspire, Inform, Indulge- links I discovered that I want to share
Thurday: Three observations I made of the physical, sensual world
Friday: Progress made over the course of the week.
Salon Saturday: Where I ruminate about a particular aspect of writing or the creative process in hopes of starting a discussion among blogs, a virtual “Salon”
So, that was my goal but I believe I may have over-reached a bit. I also found myself over-reaching in my Monday posts which left me less than motivated to post the lack of progress on Friday, even though that was the whole point of doing it. To have some accountability. The Thursday observations are something I think I should continue on my own but not necessarily post. And I still love Salon Saturday although maybe it needs to be twice a month instead of weekly and I need to network more to get it to a “salon” type level.
So, that is my tip. Devise some kind of schedule that helps you show up consistently to your blog.
Another tip is to comment, comment, comment on other blogs.
Finally, when you embed a link within your post, make sure you set it to open up in a new window, that way the reader isn’t navigated away from your page.