Monday, March 24, 2014

What I like about your blog!!

Lately I feel like I really only see posts about what bloggers don't like about other blogs.  Parajunkie actually just did an amazing post on this topic (yes you need to read it.. like now). These posts make me hurry over to my blog and look around and check it.  How are the colors of my template.  Do I have too much on my sidebars???  Too many GIFs???  What am I doing wrong???  It is so stressful!  I thought I would do a post about what I LIKE about your blogs!


1. Commenting.  Yes commenting.  I love the blogs that comment on my comments... and not only do that but come and visit my blog back too!  WHAT!!  I try to always do this.  It is time consuming.  But to me... I don't like to just write up a post... publish it for the world and then leave it at that.  Let the comments go and move onto my next post.  NO.  I want to talk about what I just spend an hour typing up.  I want to see what people think.. did they agree? Disagree?

2. People who use twitter and tweet other blogger's posts.  Now I admit, I am not the best at this.  In fact... I am not the best tweeter in the world. I usually only get on in the evening and binge tweet and then I am off.  I need to practice tweeting posts I love from other bloggers.  I really appreciate it when bloggers do this for my posts.

3.  I love bloggers who do how-to posts for Blogger.  I see Wordpress how-to posts everywhere!  I did find a blog that was doing it.. but they jumped ship and moved to Wordpress too. I can tell you I will probably never move to Wordpress.  I don't want to spend the money.  My blog doesn't even bring in any kind of income whatsoever so really I just will stick with free Blogger. I looked into moving, I would have to hire someone and there's more money. There must be someone out there who wants to show Blogger some html love. Anyone??

4.  I love bloggers who have layouts that have neat themes through the whole blog.  I have been looking for a new blog template for a while now but just haven't found anything.  Ransom Reads is an extremely neat blog to me.  I love how it is all about ships and pirates.  Clever!  There are a few other blogs set up like this and I just think it's fabulous!

5.  I love creative blog posts.  I wish I could think of cool features.  I do Project Disney (not my idea) and I do review Comics every other week... but no cool features. Rinn Reads does a post Museum of Literary Wonders where she acts like we are at a museum and posts pictures of the artifacts that are from different books.   Bravo!!!  Now if only I could think of something like this!

6. I like blogs that share links to other blogs!!  YES.. I discover so many blogs this way.  A lot of bloggers do this in their Sunday Posts.  I used to not ever participate in Stacking the Shelves and what not on Sundays because they were boring to me.  But I noticed that the ones that didn't just post I got this book or that book.. but that linked up interesting posts intrigued me! So finally I did join in and add links into my Sunday Posts hoping that my blog readers will find something interesting.

7. I like events to participate in (this includes memes).  While I don't think your blog needs to participate in every WOW (Waiting on Wednesday), and TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) I do appreciate them. And sometimes my feed is just cluttered with them on the weeks where I don't participate so I just skim past those. I love Bout of Books, Bloggiesta, readathons, Follow Me Friday, Book Blog Walkers, Sunday Post and so on.  These things can be hard to manage so thank you to the hosts. I have met tons of bloggers through these and even had a little fun.

8. I like blogs that aren't afraid to follow other blogs that don't post the genres you normally read. New Genres!  I actually follow some blogs that read books I don't read.. but their other posts are interesting.  Perhaps you post about cooking, or movies.  Honestly I love variety and I love reading blogs that will introduce me to topics I don't know much about.


Well that is what I love about blogs! Now yes... we all need to work on our blogs a little, me included. ( By the way Parajunkie has another post about having a great blog that you should check out). But remember that you should like your blog.  You should like the blogs you follow... add something about yourself in your blog.  Don't be afraid to do Cat Thursdays, or a post about what you cooked for dinner.  What do you LOVE in a blog????

94 comments:

  1. Great post and I think I agree with you 100% percent. I checked out Ransom Reads mid-post too and it is super cute. I love the theme consistency. I think sharing the love and telling each other who to check out and what posts are worth a read is a great way to connect and find new stuff.

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  2. I think it's great that you decided to do a post on all the stuff you like about blogs. I love Parajunkee's posts but sometimes I leave it feeling a little disheartened and wondering what people really think of my blog. So I appreciate the positivity. :)

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  3. Kimi @ Geeky ChiquitasMarch 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    This is a wonderful post! I'm so glad someone went ahead and wrote this! I had similar thoughts in my head too, there's just been so much negative energy lately. I love sharing other blog's links on Twitter, especially if I find their post really interesting. Great post, and thank you for this :)


    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

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  4. Aww I love this! It's so great to read positive blog posts! And you make great points in this post - these are things that would make me come back to any blog I think. Especially when bloggers comment back on their posts.

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  5. Oh, I love how positive this post is! <3

    "don't like to just write up a post... publish it for the world and then leave it at that" Same. I want interaction. It's so much more fun that way.(imo)

    I love, love Twitter too. (only wish I have more time to spend on it)

    Hm. I think there are quite a few how-to-post for Blogger out there. or at least I always seem to find what I need.

    My favorites are those blogs that are like pretty but also really simple :)

    creative blog posts <3

    Linking takes time. Me=lazy. But I do love to go through others weeky recaps ;D

    TTT <3 That reminds me, I should think of something for tomorrow....

    "you should like your blog. You should like the blogs you follow" THIS.

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  6. And I love posts that focus on the positives and not the negatives! I agree, when seeing blog posts say things they don't like it can be SO stressful. I once got paranoid about my own blog when Kelley had said there were things she didn't like and that I did on my blog! Now that we share a blog we're both happy, but I remember feeling so worried that she secretly didn't like my blog and only stopped by because she was my friend. haha.


    Anyways, I love your list and definitely agree. Commenting is one of my favorite things. And Twitter is something I definitely want to improve. I'm slowly getting better, but I never think to tweet blog posts that others write. I need to work on that!

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  7. Great post! there are many things I like in the blogs I follow. The big one is definitely bloggers that comment back on my own blog. It builds relationships and even opens me up to new blog sometimes. I like blogs that have memes sometimes or a fun feature...it mixes it up between just book reviews and the like.
    Lauren from www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  8. I agree... if it weren't for other bloggers I wouldn't know half the blogs I visit. If it weren't for those posts where people share what others are talking about I might miss a lot of the posts. I wish I could come up with a theme like Ransom Reads. It really is fun and fabulous. I love it!

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  9. I know!! Sometimes I look around and am like.. aughhh my blog is all wrong. Of course Parajunkie's posts and others do make me look around my blog and correct it. I did include her posts in this because seriously there are some blogs out there that need help! LOL!!!

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  10. I love that people share posts on twitter too. I didn't ever think about that till recently a blog called Cheap Thrills shared a few of my posts. Then I thought... well that is a nice nice thing to do for another blogger. So selfless. I am just so used to sharing only my blog's posts I never thought about how nice it would be to share someone else's.

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  11. Thank you!! Commenting is BIG to me. HUGE actually. Honestly if I have been visiting your blog for months and months and you have never either commented back to me on your blog or ever visited mine (either one) then I just stop commenting. If the blog is really good then I still go and read the posts but otherwise I don't bother trying to interact with that blogger.

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  12. Great!! I am glad this is an inspiration to a new blogger. The hard thing sometimes is to be like everyone else. What should you be doing. I have found that if you don't do what you love then you will quit. Honestly just have fun!

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  13. I definitely agree with you. Lol.

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  14. I love those recaps too.. but yes they can be time consuming. On my Sunday Posts I try to post like 4 or 5. Have you seen the ones at Oh the Books??? Holy smokes theirs is the bomb!! If you haven't been there here is the link: http://www.ohthebooks.com/weekly-recap-mar-16-22-2014/

    You will be there all day!!

    Thanks for commenting on each bullet!! I heart you! :)

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  15. It is TRUE!! I will read the posts about what people don't like about your blog and then I am PARANOID. I start looking for hours and what is going on around this blog. I do have a hard time sometimes with the two sidebars... but I just haven't found a new blog template I love.

    One of the reasons I loved your blog (and the Oh the Books blog) is positivity. I believe that it makes people respond differently. I just happened to notice recently a trend of people writing posts about what they don't like about people's blogs rather then what they do like.

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  16. Funny that I always see people complain about memes. But really... I am almost sure that at one point or another.. all book bloggers have joined in a meme. It can be any meme, readathon, whatever. It brings us together. How else can people discover other blogs? Really if you just post and think people will come and just find your blog you are wrong, or maybe if they do find your blog then you are lucky!

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  17. Oh yes, I'm a regular there ;D


    <3 you back!

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  18. Funny how you chose to do this post today, I was just thinking I need to change things up a bit on my own blog. I was reading a post somewhere not to long ago about how blogs that post a lot of reviews don't get a lot of visits or comments. Now I am not here after followers and comments but it is nice to be able to converse with my fellow book lover a little more often. I just really am not that creative to come up with new interesting discussion posts.
    I do love finding blogs with different tastes than I have, either in subject matter or book genres (I would have never found yours if I hadn't been looking to break into the comic/graphic novel world).

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  19. I am so glad you found mine!! I love to follow blogs that don't always read the same things but there could be just that one post that I love to comment on. I don't care for romance or contemporary books.. but that wouldn't stop me from following a blog.



    I feel the same. I am not looking for followers but friendships of some sort. This is why I never post blog tours, or even giveaways (maybe once in a while). I don't want those fake followers. People who follow to win a book and then never come back to the blog again. I am not out to get ARCs so the number of followers on my blog doesn't matter. The true followers do.

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  20. I wish I had time to follow more blogs, I hate to just flip through a blog without actually reading the content and commenting. I seem to only have time to read 5 - 10 regularly.
    I totally agree with you, it almost drives me crazy seeing the same cover reveal/ blog tour on my feed multiple times. I only will participate if I am truly passionate about the author or book. Like you I would rather have the real connections, and some of the authors seem to look for blogs like that as I never seem to lack in review requests (which I love because I get to try out new genres that I normally wouldn't).

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  21. What a lovely post. I have been frustrated with all of the negative and ranty posts recently, so your post was a breath of fresh air. :) I'm on Blogger, and I am quite happy. If finances change in the future, I might jump ship to WP, but in the mean time, I enjoy Blogger and its price tag.

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  22. Pretty Little ReaderMarch 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Can I just say how much I love the positive spin you've put on this topic? While I totally see where Parajunkee is coming from with her posts, and they can definitely be helpful, sometimes being told that I'm blogging "wrong" is a bit off-putting. I love the personal touches people bring to their blog, even if sometimes that means they do things I don't personally like.


    /endrant


    Anyways, I love your list! I love blogs with eye-catching designs; if your blog makes me stop just to appreciate some element of design, chances are I will follow you! Haha


    I also love seeing bloggers link to other bloggers; it really fosters that sense of community that I love so much!

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  23. I feel that since i don't make any money on the blog I am not going to pay for it. I suppose I could look into ads and what not, but I never click on those. There was one blogger who talked about those ads and that they barely break even on them. So ... I don't know.

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  24. I hope that it doesn't seen that I called Parajunkie out on this post. EEK. Honestly I linked up to her so that people would actually read her posts because Lord knows they have helped me. It wasn't just her though. In the past month I have seen a few blogs with similar posts (Nose Graze comes to mind). I just happen to notice they were all about what was going wrong on blogs instead of what was going right.


    You don't know how hard it was to NOT write what I didn't like in the bullets above. ERRR it was frustrating at times to just not type out what was wrong with other blogs. I did avoid it.. and thought I would put what I didn't like in the comments if it went with the conversation! :)

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  25. Pretty Little ReaderMarch 24, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Oh I don't think you called her out at all; if anything, I think you highlighted how much you enjoyed those kind of posts!


    I just wanted to highlight how refreshing I found this take on the same issue! I see those "how to blog" type posts all the time, and each time I get a little more upset that I might be doing something wrong. So it was nice to hear about what I might be doing right instead :)

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  26. LOL! Yes that is totally what inspired this post. I thought.. I must be doing something right! The blogs I follow are doing something right too if I am going to them and checking them out!

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  27. Great list! I also love how-to posts and creative posts!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  28. LOVE this post! It's so positive :D We could all use a bit more of that in our lives. Now I'm off to share this post. :)

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  29. I love Pusheen!


    #1 is probably the most important thing to me. I won't follow a blog if they never respond to comments. I get that it's time consuming, and blogs with huge followings and hundreds of comments on every post are an obvious exception. But the way I see it, if I have time to continue writing new posts, I have the time to interact with those who are reading them.


    (And as for #3, I think the kind of posts you're thinking of are only if you have self-hosted WP. Those of us with the free version are pretty much out in the cold when it comes to making changes.)

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  30. I am always looking for how-to posts!!

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  31. Fantastic post- agree with all of it! Comments are huge, twitter (sharing posts- I'm trying to do that more) and following new genres... yes to all of those. And I love Ransom Reads too - their theme is just fun. Who doesn't like pirates? Thanks for putting this out there.

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  32. I don't mind spending a little bit of money on my book blogging hobby, especially since I get ARCs (and therefore save a bit of $). I am considering going to WP, so I have a few more options than what I get on blogger.

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  33. OH man... those of you on WP then are in the same boat as me. For example. Top Ten Tuesday tonight is a fun list and I want to put fun number for the bullets but I can't figure that out at all!!! SIGH.... Still looking around.

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  34. I am so glad there is such a good response to this post. I wrote it at one in the morning one night when I couldn't sleep. Ideas just kept popping up in my head. I had to keep opening the computer and write more and more!

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  35. Omg I loved this post so much! This list and Parajunkee's basically tick off all the boxes for right and wrong in my eyes. That and a good personality! I love someone who I can connect with. I wish I could go back to people's blogs but I never find the time to. I say I will, then I don't so my respect for those people is sky high! I also wish I could do tutorials, I just feel like most things are covered by other people already. :/

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  36. Wonderful post! I am trying to get better with both commenting on blogs and replying to comments on my blog. Sometimes I fail miserably. I love that you expressed things you like about blogs, I too have gone through the "things I don't like" posts and freaked out over my blog - but I am doing it for fun so it is for me mostly :)

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  37. Lisa @ Captivated ReaderMarch 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    I love all the same things you do too and those that write good book reviews. ;-)

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  38. Ever since I added Blogger Dashboard to my morning routine, I've been pleasantly and renewably surprised by the fun content out there, just people blogging about what they love, in interesting ways. Even when it's something with which I'm unfamiliar or not even all that interested, it's just something I relate to, that need to open up the e-windows and shout "I love this and here's why!" to the world.

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  39. Great post! I actually bookmark blogs from outside the bookish world so that I can remember them and visit- otherwise you miss out on so much.

    More importantly, I love your header! Sassy and cute.


    p.s. See now I can work Disqus!

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  40. Awesome post..and err I am sorry I jumped ship. LOL I too love comments and replying and chatting. I also follow a variety of blogs who like different genres. It keeps things fresh and sometimes I try new books. I am glad you like the Sunday Post, I love the around the blogosphere sections. I am off to check out Random Reads theme :)

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  41. Great reasons! I love finding more blogs and actually just cleaned up my blogloving so I can use it more lol

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  42. I know about finding the time to go to people's blogs. I spent an hour tonight doing it. Sometimes though it's not so hard when I don't have posts with so many comments. Then visiting everyone's blogs don't take as long. I actually discovered your blog doing the Bookish Games when we played as the Hunger Games. I started visiting some of the blogs participating and discovered some I enjoyed reading.

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  43. It's so easy to get nervous about your own blog. We all want to be successful. I have found looking at the blogs you like, and what they are doing that you like helps a lot.

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  44. YEAH! Thanks!! I love to comment. I could spend hours doing that and not reading at all! LOL!

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  45. I like the blogs that add a little something extra to their reviews. Something that adds their own voice. Like the Cuddlebugery blog ( I think I spelled that right). Man do they do some good reviews!

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  46. Yes to this!! My routine is at night but it's the same. I want to learn new things from other people and I find that if you search enough you will find the blogs that you like and have fun with. Even if it's not all what you like you sometimes just find that relationship with that blogger.

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  47. LOL!! I am so glad you were able to comment! (runs around in the living room dancing!!). I bookmark a lot of geeky blogs. I enjoy reading those and they keep me updated with comic book information.

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  48. To be honest you have been a role model for me and commenting. I would always notice that when I commented on your blog you commented on mine. I thought that was so nice and have used that as the inspiration for me to do the same. I think it really does make a difference and bloggers like to feel that you as a blogger care.

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  49. I always clean up my bloglovin at Bloggiesta time!!

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  50. And for me it's fashion and lifestyle blogs- clothes I'll never wear and houses I'll never own. A lot of dreaming!

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  51. I like this post. You spelled out your likes so well and I would agree with this. Especially the comments section. I don't get many readers but when you read my blog you always comment and I love that. It keeps the conversation going and it doesn't seem one sided. I like to try to write my reviews like I'm talking to someone and it is always great to hear back.

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  52. Awe, well thank you. I even reply to giveaway posts, and it shocks peeps (I think) because they come back and comment again..LOL I also notice that those that start with one line, like "nice review" after awhile they start chatting more and I love seeing that happen.

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  53. *shifty eyes* but but but I will still have how-to posts for Blogger I promise D:

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  54. I don't usually do links anymore. Apparently some just become broken and I never notice, so I might as well not do them. Now Twitter... I schedule my tweets, so I'm usually unable to retweet blog posts really. o_o
    The only time I don't follow a blog is if it's Adult and only adult (I'm 16 okay???) Then again, I run away if it's really messy. -_-
    Big peeve: spelling and grammar (and yes, disorganization). But I'm trying to comment back too! It just might take a few days for me to do so (if I can access it and comment from school, then great. I'll get to said person sooner. But if I can't... like Disqus, then it'll take roughly a week) And I have no clue what my blog's theme is haha. I think there's a theme though. Or several that tie into each other.

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  55. I was reading along, agreeing with your points, and then saw you'd linked to my feature - thank you! <3


    As you say, there have been a lot of posts lately about what people DON'T like about blogs, so it was lovely to read the opposite! Completely agree with all of these. It's so nice when the post author replies to comments, and you can see that not only have people left a comment, but they've come back and kept up a conversation with the author. I love re-tweeting posts from my fave blogs, or posts I've enjoyed - sharing the post love!


    I quite like to mention other bloggers in my posts, and link to them, because they might have inspired me to write something, or they might share an interest in that topic/book/author/genre etc.


    Thanks by the way, you've reminded me I really need to do another Museum post... it's been over a month! =o

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  56. Thank you!! I love to comment on posts.. and like you said.. so it's not one sided. Usually I can think of a comment on a post that I don't know much on the topic. So long as I read the post then I should find something to talk to that person about.

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  57. Now that is true!!! You are right.. those comments that are vague comments are awful, no one likes them. But sometimes you can get those people to be better commenters (I don't know the right word for that???) by initiating conversations with them.

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  58. The shifty eyes is HILARIOUS!! HA and it was totally you I was talking about who went to wordpress and little old me left behind. LOL!!!! I did see your post the other day about pasting pictures into a blogger post and that is sooooo true about how the post goes bananas if you do that.

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  59. It takes me a few days to comment back sometimes too. Like right now I am visiting family and have a little break time so thought I would stop in and comment. My theme is nuts too!!! I am trying to find something different or better but I haven't yet. Twitter I need to be better on. I just feel bored on there sometimes so I usually pop in every now and then in the evenings.

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  60. Those museum posts are so clever. When I first saw it I was like WHA!!! And then I started looking around your blog and I love Fantasy Friday too. Really some clever ideas you've got going on.

    I like to mention other bloggers too. Especially the ones that I think others would enjoy. There are plenty of blogs I might not have found if another blogger hadn't mentioned them. I used to find most of them through Follow Me Friday but I don't participate in that as much any more, I like to find the blogs I follow in other ways now.

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  61. What a great post! I really enjoy your Sunday Posts because I click on the links you put to other bloggers and the neat posts that you found that week. That's how I signed up for the Valentine card switch that was a ton of fun :D I was actually thinking of joining into something like that, but I post Cover Scrambles on Sunday so I'd have to put mine up on Monday.


    I'm also not as a great a tweeter as I should be. I agree that it's something special so I really should work on doing that more! I hope you're having a fantastic weekend :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  62. I love that you have taken the negative and made a positive. Love this post and I think there needs to be more uplifting blog post like this out there.

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  63. I think you could probably post your Sunday Post any day Fri-Sun. I actually post mine on Saturdays because that's when the linky goes up for it. So I like to get my link on there sooner then later.



    That Valentine's Day card event was fun!! I loved it so much.

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  64. I agree...I love the feel good posts. It just makes us all feel better about our blogs. Instead of what is going wrong people usually migrate to what is going right.

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  65. Yes, anyone for some advice on Blogger (instead of Wordpress) and I'm there as well :) There are a few who have excellent tutorials incl. Kim at Caffeinated Bookreviewer. I admit I don't go back to posts I commented previously on, and I think I will definitely have to install Disqus or something similar as I can't comment back directly to people on my blog.

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  66. Disqus has actually been one of the better decisions I have made on the blog. It really does bring a lot of people coming back and reading replies. I would recommend it to everyone. I have heard a few people's computers block it as spam but they just have to go in and change a few settings and then walla, it will appear.

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  67. "I love bloggers who do how-to posts for Blogger. I see Wordpress how-to posts everywhere! I did find a blog that was doing it.. but they jumped ship and moved to Wordpress too. I can tell you I will probably never move to Wordpress. I don't want to spend the money. My blog doesn't even bring in any kind of income whatsoever so really I just will stick with free Blogger. I looked into moving, I would have to hire someone and there's more money. There must be someone out there who wants to show Blogger some html love. Anyone?? "


    To be honest, there aren't really any "Blogger-specific" tips after a certain point. That's because Blogger doesn't have the plugin-type features that WordPress has, that require specific guides. I think more what you're looking for are general HTML/CSS guides, which aren't Blogger specific, but can be used on Blogger. Those kinds of guides can be applied to both Blogger and WordPress, because HTML/CSS are general languages used on both platforms. :)

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  68. Wonderful post! I agree on all points. Like you, I tend to tweet only once, maybe twice a day, because I can only do so from the computer, but I'm working on tweeting more of the posts I enjoy. (Like this one!)

    And I think your blog looks great - love the colors and the header, and everything just feels well-put-together.

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  69. Thank you for this post. We have been talking a lot, lately, about how to go about making our blogs better! You offer some great tips, that I will definitely try to follow. Especially in terms of interacting with other bloggers and blogs!

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  70. I like that you've put a positive spin on this topic. And I agree with a lot of what you said. What you look for in a blog can be really subjective, but you did a great job with this post.


    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  71. OH BLOGGER curse you. I was even reading recently that Blogger is going to get rid of their "classic" designs. So if someone's blog is using this it just won't work anymore. I suppose the classic look is just outdated,but what bothers me is that there is no announcement of any kind.

    Maybe I should just go for it and move.

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  72. Thank you for that comment about my blog. It can be hard... I feel sometimes that I am constantly re-doing things on the template and then you just wonder if it's working and pleasing to the eye.



    I really need to tweet more throughout the day. I feel since I really only tweet at night that people are missing my posts who normally get on in the mornings.

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  73. Great Amy!!! I am so glad this helped. It is hard to get your blog up and running... well for that matter finding an audience. It took years.. YEARS! Just be sure to have fun!

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  74. I agree.. what people look for in a blog is different for everyone. For me though I think there is a core feeling that everyone wants to feel like the blogs care that you stopped by. If you never get a response eventually you will probably stop following that blog and go somewhere else.

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  75. I know the feeling. I seem to remember there is a service (or maybe more than one) that will let you schedule FB posts and tweets ahead of time, but I don't know what it's called.

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  76. Don't you say ever again that you can't think of cool features, because this is one of the best ones I have ever seen. It really is original and is full of information. You just introduced me about 8 blogs I haven't known. I loved this and I also agree with basically all thoughts and ideas. Moreover, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is not born to be a full-time tweeter. :D

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  77. HA! Thank you.. by features I mean like well something clever that people want to join in. Discussions sometimes just pops in my head and then boom I run with the idea. Like this post. I couldn't sleep one night and then all these thoughts came into my head at one in the morning. I popped my laptop open and just started typing this post up.

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  78. Awesome post. Man I have so much to learn about blogging.

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  79. I love a blog that's easy to read, both in the writing and the layout. I love a blogger who takes the time to comment back on other blogs because everyone loves comments. I want to see more +ve posts like this because there are always so many negative ones, which are informative for those with the sort of blogs that annoy people, but must also sting a little!

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  80. There is a blog called Parajunkie that really actually has a lot of good tips for bloggers. It is a book blog but it has a series called Blogging 101. I learned a lot from it.

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  81. I love positive posts. This one has had such a good reaction I would like to do more positive posts. Ones that motivate people to be a better blogger and a better reviewer. PS... I am obsessed with your Instagram feed. I love your nails!

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  82. I love part about tweeting more blog posts. It's something I wish I did more of also because I've found new blogs and great posts that way.

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  83. Captivated ReadingMarch 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Love, love, love this! My blog is important to me, but I feel like I'm being selfish if I don't spend time "loving" on other blogs. We're all in this together, right?!

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  84. I know right?? I have found a lot of blogs through other bloggers putting those links out there for us all. I really am going to try to make more of an effort to do this.

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  85. I agree... we are in this together. Without us reading each others posts and showing each other love then really there is no sense in blogging at all.

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  86. Oh I completely agree about that. That's one of the reasons why I love Disqus so much. I love knowing when someone has replied to a comment I left on their blog, and I want them to know when I've replied to a comment they left on my blog! Win win!

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  87. I love the exact same things and I really appreciate that you took the time write such a positive post! Thanks :)

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  88. Thanks!! This post has had a lot of positive feed back. Now if only I could think of another discussion post that would be just as popular!! :)

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  89. Nice topic!! It's nice to see positivity sometimes :) I also like when people reply to my comments. A lot of times I do make an effort to go back and visit posts that I've commented on, and I always feel a little let down when there's no reply (unless of course the comment I left was really brief, then obviously I don't feel like that). I also LOVE Blogger how-to's!! It seems like everybody's on Wordpress these days, so those types of posts are getting rarer and rarer. Oh and I find SO many blogs when people share links!! I definitely love seeing those posts :)

    Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Book Blog

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  90. I love this post :) Glad I came across it. There are so many things that I agree with. Ooh do you subscribe to Bonjour Blogger? They do tons of tutorials for blogger sites. I'm happy for all the wordpress tutorials, but there are enough people out there on blogger too. oh, so now that you've noticed it is missing, feel free to share tips that you have learned on blogger for others :)

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  91. I actually did have a place for tips for people using blogger. In my
    Pages I had a link for Blogger Help. I didn't get too many hits though
    and I don't think people really could see it. Plus they weren't my own
    posts just what I found out there on other blogs. Now I just save them
    on my computer for myself and use them. I am about to check out
    Bonjour Blogger right now!

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