Thursday, July 17, 2014

Where Do I Go From Here?/Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

I was inspired (or maybe it just made me think more) from a post from my blogging friend Louise @ Talk Nerdy To Me (everyone say "Hi, Louise).  This post made me think or rather question about what (if any) more I can do on/for this blog.

When I first started blogging back in '07, it was JUST starting to take off (at least in my mind). I had and read a few blogs before, but thought they were pointless or useless unless you had kids. Well, that kind of changed after I got married. I blogged (albeit very little) about our life as a newly married couple. Then a few years back, I wanted to blog more about our life as a childless (NOT by choice) couple, so that people can have a little glimpse on what this kind of life is like; and the life isn't all perfect all the time. I even changed our blog name (which I may do again).

Now I feel that I have come to an impasse. My blog followers isn'/aren't growing, which is fine, but I wonder if anyone reads it. I feel that since we don't have kids, don't travel much, and don't have an exciting life, that blogging is a bit of a waste of time (and a boring blog at that).  I love doing the link ups, but they only serve a certain purpose. I don't do any giveaways, and I don't (really) do any reviews, although I have started posting links in/on my posts of the places I have gone, done and stayed. I haven't been featured on anything major (although other bloggers will link back to me if I have nominated them for an award), and I haven't gone to any bloggy conferences. My blog hasn't been featured/nominated for any MAJOR bloggy (such as the Vancouver Mom Blogger Awards), which is totally fine, but I don't feel like my blog is "out there, getting exposed" like I would like, although I do share with FB and (sometimes) Twitter. (which is I why started to blog about our childless life in the first place). And I find that my blog is boring (I just use the BlogSpot/Blogger fonts.There is/are still SO many things I don't know about blogging; how do I do a "button", or even post another bloggers "button" on my page? How do I watermark my photos on my blog? How do I (or should I) get sponsors? How do I go about changing my blog font/style?

I know it's MY blog, and I will blog if I want to, or leave it, but I am wondering if anyone has any ideas or helpful tips? I have considered moving to BlogHer or BlogLovin. Is that hard?

Anyway, those are just my thoughts. I would LOVE it if you had any (nice) ideas, so please leave a comment. And please follow me!!!


***** I have decided to Link up this post with this week's Let's Be Friends Blog Hop ***
 

Join Tiffany and Chelsee for this fun link up!! Find out the guidelines and join the contest!
blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 74th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
- See more at: http://www.thedwellingtree.com/#sthash.p7ecLKkD.dpuf

blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 74th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
- See more at: http://www.thedwellingtree.com/#sthash.p7ecLKkD.dpuf
blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 74th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
- See more at: http://www.thedwellingtree.com/#sthash.p7ecLKkD.dpuf

3 comments:

Lola's World Unveiled said...

Hi April! Thanks for stopping by and saying Hello. I'm new to the blogging world and I really like it! Getting the hang of things as I go.

The A Team said...

welcome to the Blogesphere :) I thin you will love it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Laurie Tester said...

I think I know exactly how you feel. I'm in neutral with it right now.