Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday & The Love Challenge

Top 2 Tuesday: Top 2 Things I've learned about blogging...

1. Comment, Comment, Comment! - When I first started blogging, I had no idea what a tight knit community the blogging world was. I have recently realized that there are so many girls out there who have blogs similar to mine who are the best twitter buddies and who I just really click with! How do you find such friends? Comment!!! If you never comment on blogs you read, then the blogger will never know you stopped by. I didn't use to comment but once I started I made quite a few friends just by learning that we have the same interests and quirky sense of humor! :) I read blogs on my phone via the Feeddler app so it's not very easy to comment but I'm trying to get better about it.
2. Participate in link-ups! (like this one!) - Link-ups are a great way to "meet" new bloggers, and also a great cushion if you are having bloggers block. To go off of what Taylor said - being consistent is important. If you don't have much to blog about some days then participate in a blog hop. This keeps your readers interested, and also could give you new blog ideas. I know it has for me in the past. I love link-ups, as you can probably tell. I do try not to do more link-ups than regular blog posts, but I find great new blogs to follow through doing them and really enjoy the topics I link up to!

*and one more "extra" tip-remove the captcha!! You know, that little box that prompts readers to type in a word before their comment will post. You will get more comments if you turn it off and don't worry, I've had mine off for a loooong time and haven't had any problem with spam. Just a tip from your friendly captcha-hating neighbor. :)

Got any great blogging tips to share? Link up with Taylor!

All You Need is Love Blog Challenge Day 2!

When I'm feeling down, to cheer myself up I {LOVE} to ...
take a long, HOT, bubble bath with a good book or gossip magazine.

image via

Sometimes if husband can tell I've had an incredibly rough day at work, 
as soon as we walk in the door, he'll say "go take a bath; I've got Madi." 
He knows me too well. 

and I usually, shamefully, indulge in some notsogoodforme junk food. :)



Mrs. Werginz said...

Great tips Brittan! I love a bath too!!

Shari said...

Great tips! :) I love taking baths, it's too bad my bathtub isn't the most conducive to it. I can't wait to move into a house one day and get a stand alone jacuzzi tub. A girl can dream..

star said...

I hate word verification! So annoying! Junk food is always good at making me feel better! Have a great day!

star said...

Lady, you have your word verification prompt on!

meghan said...

I have learned that commenting is such a great way to make friendships too! It's nice to know who is reading your blog and also what they think about what you're writing. I love reading comments and also emailing in response when people comment. I love when people write back to my comments too! Good tips!

Unknown said...

I love bubble baths, especially super hot ones!!!

Unknown said...

I didn't even realize my blog had captcha until recently, and I promptly removed it. I.HATE.THAT.STUFF!

Anonymous said...

Stopping by Top 2 Tuesday - love your blog! And love your lessons learned!

Courtney said...

baths are so amazing!

Thanks SO much for linking up with us! Can't wait for tomorrow too!

Erin said...

I love your blog! Thanks for the tips-I am trying to do a better job with the whole blogging thing-hopefully these tips will help!

Sam said...

Bubble baths are soo relaxing!

Great answers to Top 2 Tuesday as well!

Thanks for coming back for day two! :)

Anonymous said...

Great tips!! I agree with them. I love recieving comments so other people must too, right?? I love doing linky parties too. There a great way to meet new bloggers.

Ruth said...

Great tips. I love getting comments they can really make a bad day at work together.
I love bubblebaths too.

Heather said...

What a good hubby! So sweet of him to help you out on a rough day.

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