Oh no, a really, really hard list for me this week. I almost feel like I don't have a right to participate in this week's Listography but Kate said it does not matter how long you have been blogging for to answer this so I will take her advice and pray! I have been blogging for 9 months now, and I am still learning as I go along. So this list will be based on the things that have helped me to keep going with my blog, even when I thought there was never anyone reading it!
My top five tips for blogging are:
1: Keep it fresh - I feel that it shows your readers that you care about them if you are constantly coming up with new ideas, new pictures, and sometimes even a new page layout to show you care, to show that you are putting in the effort and to keep new ways of showing who you are as a blogger. For me, this makes it more fun and keeps readers guessing what you may come up with next!
2: Join in with challenges - To keep me on my toes, I have joined the Day Zero Project and the 365 Day Photo Challenge so that even if I ran out of ideas for posts, I always have these to inspire me and keep me going! They have both generated my highest stats too so I know people are visiting my pages through these projects, plus I have so much fun challenging myself and giving me something to do!
3: Join in with memes, link ups and giveaways - not only do these generate many a page view and visitors to your blog, but I have also met some great people and had so much fun seeing the different themes every week and thinking about how I will participate even if some subjects are hard! My favourite link ups are The Gallery, Mix Tape Mondays and of course, Listography!
4: Read and comment on other blogs - Not only is it polite, but I have also been inspired by reading other blogs. To comment, I never really did this at first unless I felt strongly about something but now I realise that not only can commenting get you some readers too, but it also helps the blogger! When I receive comments, I get that lovely warm feeling that somone has taken their time to comment, so to do the same for someone else is great! I also enjoy seeing what other people have to say, what things they have come up with and their take on blogging.
5: Join networks such as twitter and facebook - The banes of my life! But they have given me the most followers and any excuse to go on these sites always helps! Networked blogs is a site on these social networks that keeps my followers updated automatically so I don't have to remind them myself to look at any new posts.
Wow, I got through it! Those were the best I could come up with, so now Im popping over to Kate Takes 5 to see what tips others can give me!