Blogging Tips Meme #1


Yep, I’ve been tagged THREE times so far for this meme. Get used to it; I’m going to try to post different tips each time I get tagged for it. Should be interesting…

It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think – if 10 people start this and the 10 people pass it on to another 10 people, you have 100 links already!

1. Look, read, and learn. ***

2. Be EXCELLENT to each other. ***

3. Don’t let money change ya! *

4. Always reply to your comments. ******

5. Link liberally — it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. ***

6. Don’t give up – persistence is fertile. *

7. Give link credit where credit is due. ****

8. Pictures say a thousand words and can usually add to any post. **

9. Visit all the bloggers that leave comments for you – it’s nice to know who is reading! ***

10. Thrown in something humorous occasionally, to keep things fun. *

11. When picking the URL for your blog, think short and easy. You’ll be typing it a million times.

12. Make it fun.

As for who to tag… (this is going to be the hard part!)

Amy, Wylie, and Lisa.

Special thanks to Lisa for tagging me this time. More of these to come and what I hope will be a neat Thursday Thirteen tomorrow…



  1. Carmi

    July 31, 2007 9:57 pm

    I’ve always been really bad with memes. I don’t ever seem to have the attention span to finish one, or to post one and tag anyone else…I guess I’m a meme-spaz!BR/BR/You, on the other hand, do it so well.BR/BR/Hope you’re having an amazing week, Susan!

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    July 31, 2007 10:28 pm

    Aww, Carmi, Thanks!!!

  3. Lisa Andel

    August 1, 2007 9:41 am

    Ack. Uh, thanks Susan for thinking of me. 😉

  4. Samantha Lucas

    August 1, 2007 5:00 pm

    These are great tips. I’m still real new to blogging, but I really enjoy it, so thanks. 🙂

  5. OpenChannel

    August 1, 2007 6:34 pm

    I guess we all just thought you had something wise to say about blogging.BR/BR/I find memes interesting, but I like volunteer ones. I don’t like tagging other people. The same way I don’t like chain letters. Especially ones that threaten you if you don’t pass it on.BR/BR/If I’m memed again, my new motto will be THE MEME STOPS HERE.

  6. Camille Alexa

    August 1, 2007 6:38 pm

    Too weird! I’ve now seen this one show up on various posts, but it diverges at different points (I suppose depending on which branch of the ‘family’ the given poster descends from).BR/BR/You work so hard at this blogging stuff, Susan. You set a good example.

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 1, 2007 8:26 pm

    Thanks, guys!BR/BR/Camille, I work hard at it ’cause it’s really the building blocks of my writing. You guys are my fans. I fully expect 1% of you to go buy Trevor’s Song when it comes out. *grin*BR/BR/And will be thrilled and honored when 100% of you do.BR/BR/Back to the topic at hand… this is also fun for me. Way more fun than I’ve had in eons.

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