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A few times I've read blogs about people not getting comments and how they feel nobody supports them. Or that AfroMyNaturalHairIsHotFireAndI'veBeenBloggingForManyYears has a clique and they comment on everything she posts. When I first saw these 'comment on my blog posts' I felt pity for the blogger. Then it sort of looks desperate, demanding, and ungrateful. So, I offer a little advice on blogging.

1. Don't start the blog just to get comments, become popular, or make money. If your heart is not in it, you will be easily discouraged when things are moving slowly.

2. Give it time. It takes a while time to build a blog following.

3. Show yourself. If you have a make-up blog, don't just copy/paste the make-up all the time. Show yourself in it. Do a slideshow or video with you putting on the make-up. Sharing a recipe? Have somebody snap a photo of you or you take one of somebody eating it.

4. Ask questions or opinions! Folks love to talk, but sometimes need to be given the mic to speak up.

5. Bring people to your blog. If you have facebook & twitter and the rest of them, tell people that you have a new blog post.

6. Don't look pitiful, ungrateful, or desperate. Always, be welcoming, humble, and helpful.

 

This is from my blog, Carmen's Blog http://carmennc.blogspot.com

 

Thank you so much and much success on your blog! ~ Carmen of Tomoka's Twists

 

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Comment by Rebekah L. Pierce on August 10, 2011 at 11:39am
Keep doing what you do, Purple Lady!
Comment by Ayesha on August 10, 2011 at 9:22am

I found this post at the perfect time. I've just started a new blog about natural hair...I know...I know...another among the many that already exist. But I'm lookin forwards to it expanding to include more information than just natural hair products and recipes but information on the natural lifestyle. And currently I have only two members and ZERO comments and reading this post has given me that little sumthing extra I need to keep hope alive!

 

Vist,view,follow.... www.lovinminaturally.blogspot.com

Thanks,

Purple Lady

Comment by Rebekah L. Pierce on August 7, 2011 at 12:24am

Thanks, Tamara. Hope you get a chance to visit my blog as well and I friend requested you on Facebook. Let's chat there as well.

Comment by Tamara Eckles on August 7, 2011 at 12:07am
Thanks for checking out my website Rebekah! You're an author and a playright?! That's awesome. It's so refreshing to see women doing great things and living out their purpose.
Comment by Rebekah L. Pierce on August 6, 2011 at 11:57pm
Love your website and blog, Tamara! You go, girl!
Comment by Tamara Eckles on August 6, 2011 at 11:39pm
Oh, my website is www.jemofthesouth.com. :-)
Comment by Tamara Eckles on August 6, 2011 at 11:38pm
Yes, I agree good tips. I started my blog over a year ago and I've learned so much! It does feel good to get a comment from someone other than your family though. :-) I don't think wanting comments means you aren't passionate about your blog. Comments for me mean that someone is listening & interested in what I have to say and that means a lot to me. :-)
Comment by Rebekah L. Pierce on August 5, 2011 at 5:40pm
Great tips! I try to use them all myself; in fact, please visit my blog at http://rebekahpierce.wordpress.com.

Thanks,

Rebekah

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